«Excellent performer, capable of interpreting any kind of music, classic or that of contemporary composers. A high quality professional musician, master of the modern technique in his instrumental performance, whose personal stamp reflects his excellent musical education».
Boris Kulikov, Former Rector of the Moscow Conservatory.
Levon Mouradian was the Silver Medal winner in the 1985 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition in Budapest. 1986 he was a prize winner in the Tchaikovsky International Competitions in Moscow. In 1997 he achieved First Prize for Cello in the Julio Cardona International Bow Instruments' Competition in Covilha, Portugal.
Levon Mouradian has performed with such eminent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Veronika Dudarova, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Jansug Kakhidze, Lawrence Foster, Vakhtang Jordania,David Khandjian, Omri Hadari, Daniel Nazare, Vag Papian and Gheorge Kostin among others. Since 1996, Levon Mouradian has been directing the cello class in the department of Arts at the State University in Evora, Portugal. He regularly gives advanced classes at the "Valle De Arlanza" and «Noeva Generaciòn Musical», festivals in Spain, and at the International Festival in Viana do Castello, together with Ivan Monigetti.Nathaniel Rosen, among others. He has taught Master Class on the invitation of the University of Georgia (U.S.A.).He was a member of the Jury at the Julio Cardona International String Competition" in April 2007.He has performed as soloist and in chamber music groups at major international Music Festivals, in particular in those of Munich (Nachtstuke), David Oistrakh Festival, Santander (International Music Festival), Burgos , Cangas de Onis, Madeira, Coimbra, Algarve among others. He has made various CD among which one edited by Clave Records (Spain) which features the A. Babadjanian Piano Trio and Seven Pieces by Komitas -- Aslamazian (Clave Records, Spain), XX century Armenian composers, H.Dellalian, T.Mansurian, K. Khachaturian, A. Terterian sonatas, Shostakovich viola sonata 0p.147, K.Khachaturian sonata(2011Dutch record Company) and two CD's with the Piano Trio and Piano Quartet and cello works by the Dutch composer Wim Zwaag (Dutch Record Company, Holland 2010), among which a cello and piano sonata which was dedicated to him, A cello concerto composed by Ivan Moody was also dedicated to him.
Levon Mouradian plays on a XVIII century Venetian cello from Gofriller workshop.
Jeroen Riemsdijk Biography
Jeroen Riemsdijk is concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher, researcher and writer. He performs regularly with international soloists in Concerts Halls, on Festivals and in the recording studio.
Riemsdijk teaches piano at the Piano Faculty, and is musical coach at Conservatoire of Maastricht. For those who want to specialise in Musical and Vocal coaching he has designed a special Master of Music program.
His discography contains music by Dutch Composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach. Other recordings include works by Shostakovich, Rääts, Khachaturian.
Mr. Riemsdijk is artistic leader of ‘Masters on Stage’ in Amsterdam and of the ‘Altembrouck series’ in Belgium. In close contact with composers. Riemsdijk has commissioned many new work.
Mr Riemsdijk has given lectures and masterclasses.
Mr. Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. He completed his initial studies ‘with distinction’ in the Class of Professor Ben Smits (a pupil of Cornelius Berkhout, Bela Siki and Clara Haskil) at the ARTEZ. He was a prize winner at the ‘Start ‘86’ competition, and appeared as a soloist at the Young Musicians Foundation founded by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Mr. Riemsdijk is regularly performing with distinguished musicians such as: Gustav Rivinius, Levon Mouradian, Johan van Iersel , Floris Mijnders , Arno Pieters, Leon Bosch, Wolfgang Meijer, Henk Guitart, Yuri Zhislin, Levon Chilingirian, Massimo Merceli, Norbert Nozy, Jean-Pierre Cnoops, Szymon Marciniak, Ian Clarke, Gabi Riet v Pas, David Abrahamyan, Allar Kaasik, Mirel Iancovici, Guillaume Grosbard, Luis Andrade, Jeroen en Sandra van Veen, Philippe Bernold and with many singers from Opera Theaters.