- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (conductor) 2016
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (violin) 2015
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Piano) 2014
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Cello) 2013
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Violin) 2012
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Piano/Composition) 2011
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Cello/Violin) 2010
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Violin) 2008
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Piano) 2007
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Cello) 2006
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Violin) 2005
- Aram Khachaturian International Competition (Piano) 2003
Violinist Eduard Tadevosyan was born in 1947 in Yerevan. In 1965 he has become a laureate of the Transcaucasian Music Competition and entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory where he studied until 1970 attending the class of the world-famous violinist Leonid Kogan.
During the studies in 1967-1969 E.Tadevosyan became a laureate of several international competitions (Wieniawski Competition, Poland; Marguerite Long and Jacques Thibaud, France).
In 1970 being a last-year student he was invited to join the “Komitas” String Quartet as a second violinist and since 1976 he performs as the first violinist of the same collective.
E.Tadevosyan repeatedly performs recitals (both solo and with orchestras). The countries of his recitals include Germany, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, etc. As a quartet violinist, E.Tadevosyan has performed in more than 50 countries.
A range of String Quartets and Sonatas by Armenian composers is dedicated to him.
E.Tadevosyan is the People’s Artist of RA, the laureate of the State Premium. Since 1987 he is the professor of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. From 1988 to 2000 Prof. Tadevosyan has been appointed Dean of the Department of String Instruments of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Since 1996 he occupies the position of the Dean of the Orchestra Faculty of the same Conservatory.
E.Tadevosyan headed the juries of different Republic competitions, as well as worked as a jury member of several international competitions.
In 2010, by the decree of the President of the Republic of Armenia Eduard Tadevosyan was awarded the highest order of the RA - Order "St. Mesrop Mashtots".
On March 13, 2015 as the Artistic Director of “Komitas” String Quartet and for significant contribution of RA education and culture, E.Tadevosyan was honored the Medal "St. Sahak - St. Mesrop" by the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky ConservatorySergey Kravchenko was born in 1947. He graduated from the famous Stolyarsky School of Music in Odessa in 1965 and entered the Moscow Conservatory. His teacher was world-renowned violinist, professor, musician Leonid Kogan.
After he became a Prize winner at Paganini competition in Geneva (in 1969), his concert career began. Later he also became a Prize winner in J. Thibaut competition in Paris (in 1971) and in Competition of String Quartets in Liege, Belgium (in 1972).
Sergey Kravchenko toured extensively throughout Russia and abroad. He played and gave master classes in Germany, Hungary, Austria, Poland, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, South and North Korea, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Belgium, Luxemburg, Brazil, Finland, Israel, USA, Australia.
Since 1972 he has been teaching violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, where he started as Leonid Kogan's assistant and then became a full-time Professor. From 1996-2001 he was the Dean of Orchestral Faculty.
Many of his students are winners of international competitions: V. Igolinsky, V. Mullova, A.Lukirsky, S. Krylov, I.Gaisin, A.Kagan, J.Ko, N. Sachenko, A.Stepanenko, E. Stembolsky, O. Shurgot, N. Kozhuhar and others.
He is a member of jury at many prestigious International Competitions: Tchaikovsky Competition, Young Tchaikovsky Competition, Brahms Competition, Oistrakh Competition, Enescu Competition, Lysenko Competition and others.
Sergey Kravchenko has made numerous recordings in Russia, Germany, France, Italy and other countries. He is also an author of several methodical books for violin.
For his outstanding achievements Sergey Kravchenko was awarded an honorary title: "Distinguished Artist of Russia".
Vladimir Landsman was born in Dushanbe in the former Soviet Union. He began his violin studies at the age of five in Lvov, Western Ukraine. At the age of 12, on the advice of David Oistrakh, he was admitted to the Moscow Central Music School into the class of Yuri Yankelevitch, his teacher and mentor for over 19 years. Following the Central Music School, he went on to study at the Moscow State Conservatory where he completed his doctorate.
Vladimir Landsman began his career by winning third prize at the Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris. He shone when he won the Grand Prize in the Montreal International Competition. After earning his doctorate, and until he left the Soviet Union, he worked as a soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic Society. He made numerous tours of the Soviet Union, playing with the major orchestras under important conductors.
In 1973, he immigrated to Israel, and shortly thereafter, made his United States debut with Zubin Mehta at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. He has performed throughout the world: Europe, India, South America, South Africa and all across Canada. He has been a guest soloist with numerous outstanding orchestras, under such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Franz-Paul Decker, Charles Dutoit, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Jarvi, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Zdenek Macal, David Atherton and Zubin Mehta. Since 1989, he has returned on numerous occasions to perform in Soviet Union/Russia – at the famous Bolshoi Concert Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. Recordings of those performances were broadcast throughout the country. He has recorded works by Franck, Schubert, Shostakovich, Pascal, Paganini and Ravel for Melodiya, and on the UMMUS label Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Tchugiev, and Andre Prevost. He was appointed artistic director of the “Seasons” Orchestra in Moscow for the 1994-95 season.
Since 1975, Vladimir Landsman has taught at the Music Faculty of the Université de Montreal, where he is currently professor, and during the summers, he has taught at numerous academies in the United States, France, Finland, Yugoslavia, Switzerland at the Menuhin International Academy in Gstaad, and more recently in Schlern, Italy. At various occasions over the last twenty years, he has taught violin at the Orford Arts Centre in Quebec and has given master classes in many countries, especially in Europe. He has served as a judge at Prix d’Europe, the Lipizer International Competition in Italy, Canadian Music Competition, the Montreal International Music Competition on three occasions, the Schlern International Competition in Italy and the Paganini International Competition in Moscow.
Vladimir Landsman has devoted his life and energies to music and especially to perpetuating the tradition of the Russian school of his great teacher, Yuri Yankelevitch.
Paolo Petrocelli is an international relations and cultural affairs expert, senior arts administrator, lecturer, musicologist, violinist, UNESCO Expert in Music, TEDx Speaker.
As a music diplomacy ambassador, he serves in institutional roles to forge bonds through music in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US.
Petrocelli founded EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace) to drive positive change in the Mediterranean region. EMMA brings together major institutions and world renowned artists under the shared passion for music and the promotion of peace. Celebrated Italian conductor Riccardo Muti acts as the organisation’s Honorary President.
His most high-profile appointment thus far is as one of the youngest members ever elected to the Board of Directors of Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Rome Opera House).
Top-level roles in the private sector have rounded out his cultural relations and senior arts administrator expertise, allowing collaboration with global leaders in performing arts management.
He is Assistant to the Superintendent of the Rome Opera House for International Development and External Relations, Director of International Relations of Kyoto Opera Festival and Sawakami Opera Foundation in Japan.
He has served as Associate Director of IMG Artists, a global leader of performing arts management, and Vice-President of the Italian Film Orchestra (Orchestra Italiana del Cinema).
He has worked at the artistic direction and library departments of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, at Orchestra Symphonica d’Italia (Lorin Maazel music director) as Media and Marketing Manager, and at the Vatican Radio as music critic. In order to serve as an active citizen and support non-profit activity, he has become a leading member of some of the most prestigious international and cultural organizations.
He is Fellow of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Member of the Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum, Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Co-Founder and President of the Youth Committee of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, Co-founder and President 2014 of Junior Chamber International Rome Chapter, Member of the Youth Committee of the International Music Council, Leader of the Italian National Network of the European Cultural Parliament – Youth Network, Board Member of Plain Ink, Board Member of Powering Education, Ambassador of Playing for Change.
He has nurtured relationships across the entire Gulf Region, developing particularly deep institutional connections with the United Arab Emirates and even joining the Executive Committee of the Italy-UAE Association.
He is a Yale University Visiting Fellow and is a graduate of both the La Sapienza University of Rome and Middlesex University of London. Petrocelli also holds an MA in Violin Performance from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, where he specialized in the study of European music in the Twentieth Century.
Today, Paolo Petrocelli is considered a leading representative of the new generation of scholars of Twentieth Century British music.
To help shape the next generation, Petrocelli lectures at leading universities about management and international cultural relations.
He is Director of the Master of Cultural Management at the Rome Business School, Professor at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Professor at IED Roma (European Institute of Design), Visiting Lecturer at LUMSA University of Rome, Visiting Lecturer at Sole 24 Ore Business School, Visiting Lecturer at European School of Economics in Rome.
He is Professional Member of the FERPI (Italian Federation of Public Relations), Member of the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC), Associate Member of the Recording Academy (New York Chapter), Advisor for International Relations of the Board of Directors of the Villa des Compositeurs. He has served as Member of the Youth Committee of the European Music Council (2008-2010), Family member of The Festival One Week. One Europe. Berlin 2012, Youth Ambassador for ONE Campaign.
Igor Petrushevski is widely considered as one of the leading violin professors in Europe. His students are winners of international competitions including: P.I. Tchaikovsky, N. Paganini, M. Long-Thibaud, Tibor Varga, Rodolfo Lipizer, Indianapolis, Tokyo, Wieniawski, Cologne, Heifetz, Sion, Postacchini, Joachim, Britten, Canetti, Enescu, Valsesia and Khachaturian and are performing with Maxim Vengerov, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Jurowski, Christian Jarvi.
He is professor/partner at the Richard Wagner Konservatorium -Vienna and honorary professor of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. For 15 years he worked at the Royal Academy of Music in London where apart from having one of the biggest classes his students won most prizes at the international competitions.
He has made numerous radio and television performances all over the world. Over the last 20 years he has given master classes and played in the major concert halls of Italy, France, Austria, UK, all of former Yugoslavia, Russia (Moscow Conservatory), North and South America, China (Beijing Conservatory) and Korea. He is artist in residence in festivals in Italy, Great Britain, Montenegro, Austria, Korea and the USA where he also gives regular master classes in solo violin and chamber music.
Some of his current and former students are leading important orchestras in USA, Russia and UK and are playing in major orchestras such as the Wiener Philharmoniker, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Covent Garden Orchestra etc, have prominent solo international careers and are holding teaching posts in universities all over the world.
He is Director of the “International Academy of Vienna”. A documentary film about his life and work has been broadcast in over 20 countries.
He is regularly working in the important festivals such as: Mozarteum Summer Academy, Beethoven Easter Festival, The Enescu Festival, and The Allegro Vivo Festival. He has been a jury member of International Competitions including: The George Enescu International Violin Competition, The London Oratory International Violin Competition, Tchaikovsky Competition for the Young Musicians and The Aram Khachaturyan International Violin Competition. He plays on Storioni violin.