"A brilliant artist who plays with virtuosity, warmth,
and charisma, Narek Arutyunian is one
of the most compelling performers today."
- Charles Neidich, distinguished clarinetist

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Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian is a player who “reaches passionate depths with seemingly effortless technical prowess and beguiling sensitivity” (The Washington Post). Recital appearances this season include the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, the Lied Center of Kansas, as well as soloist with the Longwood Symphony performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. 


Last season Mr. Arutyunian performed as soloist with the Boston Pops and the Meridian Symphony and appeared in recitals and residencies at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Music for Youth, and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. As a Winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was presented in recital debuts in the YCA Series at New York’s Merkin Hall in the YCA Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.


Mr. Arutyunian has performed at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris and at the Palazzo del Principe in Genoa.  He has appeared as soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and in Russia with the Kaliningrad Philharmonic, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra.  Mr. Arutyunian’s clarinet is a personal gift from the conductor and violinist Vladimir Spivakov, and he receives general support for his career from the Guzik Foundation in California.


Already an award winner including First Prize at 16 in the International Young Musicians Competition in Prague and at 15 in the Musical Youth of the Planet Competition in Moscow Mr. Arutyunian was also awarded a prize by renowned violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet to perform concerts and record the Weber Concertino for clarinet with the State Symphony Orchestra of New Russia. 


Born in 1992 in Gyumri, Armenia, Mr. Arutyunian’s family moved to Moscow when he was three.  He graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory where he worked with Evgeny Petrov.  He currently lives in New York, and works with Charles Neidich at The Juilliard School. 

BASSI Fantasy on Themes from the Verdi’s Rigoletto
COPLAND Concerto
DEBUSSY Premiere Rhapsodie
FINZI Concerto for clarinet and strings
FRANCAIX Concerto (1968)
Theme and Variations
KROMMER Concerto No. 1, Op. 36
LOVREGLIO Fantasia da Concerto on Themes from Verdi’s La Traviata
Fantasy on themes from Bellini’s Norma for clarinet, oboe and Orchestra
MILHAUD Scaramouche
MOZART Concerto in A Major, K 622
NIELSEN Concerto, Op.57
ROSSINI Introduction, Theme and Variations
SHAW Jazz Concerto for clarinet and orchestra
SPOHR Concerto No 1, Op 26
Concerto No 2, Op.57
Concerto No 4 in e minor
WEBER Concerto No 1 in f-minor, Op. 73
Concerto No 2 E-flat Major Concertino, Op 26

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