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Armen Anassian, Violin

Armen Anassian holds Master's Degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Violin Performance, and studied in the United States, Armenia, and Germany. His teachers include Rainer Kussmaul, Sidney Weiss, Dorothy DeLay, and conductor Michael Zearott. Mr. Anassian has held Conducting and/or Concertmaster positions with such noted groups as the Hoboken Chamber Orchestra, Freiburg Chamber Orchestra, Heidelberg Chamber Orchestra and the Zelt Musik Festival Orchestra. In Los Angeles he has been Concertmaster/Guest Concertmaster with Pacific Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, California Philharmonic, Pasadena Pops, Burbank Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, Inland Empire Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, Glendale Symphony, Symphony in the Glen and the Los Angeles Opera.

Mr. Anassian has performed hundreds of concerts in France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, and all over the United States. He was invited to perform the Khachaturian Violin Concerto in Armenia with the Armenian National Philharmonic. Locally, Mr. Anassian has been featured as soloist with the California Philharmonic, Glendale Symphony, Pasadena Pops, Riverside Philharmonic, Burbank Symphony, Antelope Valley Symphony, Pacific Palisades Symphony and Santa Clarita Symphony in Concertos by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Prokofiev (1&2), Shostakovich (1&2), Piazzolla, etc. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Anassian was a featured soloist at Disney Hall performing the Korngold Violin Concerto.

Currently, Mr. Anassian is a violinist with the Los Angeles Opera where he has also served as guest Concertmaster under the direction of James Conlon. He has collaborated with notable musicians such as Placido Domingo, Esa Pekka Salonen, Luciano Pavarotti, Valery Gergiev, etc. He is also a busy recording artist in the recording and film industries and records regularly with composers such as John Williams, James Horner, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Alan Silvestri, Randy Newman, Danny Elfman, John Debney, Lalo Schifrin, Howard Shore, Alexandre Desplat among many others.

Mr. Anassian lives with his wife and 5 children in Los Angeles, where he enjoys running and training for Marathons. He has run over 100 Marathons.

Mr. Anassian performs on a 1769 Guido Notoni of Parma generously loaned to him by the "Prosciutti per Tutti" Foundation.

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