Vahan Mardirossian

  • Piano
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Vahan Mardirossian was born in Armenia and graduated with distinction from the Paris Conservatory in 1996.
He enjoys a flourishing career as both conductor and piano soloist. For many years he was the Principal
Conductor of the Caen Symphony Orchestra in France and Music Director of the National Chamber Orchestra
of Armenia (NCOA). Starting from the 2019/2020 season he is the chief conductor of the City Chamber
Orchestra of Hong Kong. Simultaneously starting from 2020 he is the Musical Director of Orchestre Royal de
Chambre de Wallonie.
Vahan Mardirossian is invited regularly as a guest conductor in Europe and Asia. His past engagements include
concerts with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire, the
Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Chamber Soloists, the
Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, the Toulon Opera Orchestra, the orchestras of Douai and Cannes in France
and the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. After a hugely successful debut with the Tokyo
Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014, he was invited to conduct the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Japan
Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2014/2015 season. During the same season he conducted the Prague Radio
Symphony Orchestra, the Real Orquestra Sinfonica de Sevilla, Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Bulgarian
National Orchestra. In 2017 he performed a piano recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall, led the National
Philharmonic Society of Ukraine on a tour of Japan performing Dvorak’s Symphony No.9 and returned to
conduct the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Suntory Hall. From 2016 to 2018 he gave his conducting
debuts with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyushu Symphony
Orchestra, Orchestre Colonne, the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra and the
Luxembourg Chamber Orchestra. In 2018 he conducted City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong at the Le French
May Arts Festival and toured with the orchestra giving several concerts at the China Shanghai International
Arts Festival. In 2019 he conducted the Philharmonie Südwestfalen and the Verdi Concert Choir Japan in
Verdi’s Requiem at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and recorded a CD with the Prague Radio
Symphony Orchestra.
Vahan Mardirossian has had the privilege of collaborating with many internationally renowned soloists
including Mstislav Rostropovich, Ivry Gitlis, Augustin Dumay, Akiko Suwanai, Alexander Markov, Lars Vogt,
Richard Galliano, Sergei Babayan, Andrius Zlabys, Andreas Frölich, Giovanni Sollima, Renaud Capuçon,
Gauthier Capuçon, Alexander Hülshoff, Daishin Kashimoto, Teiko Maehashi, Boris Brovtzyn, Boris Andrianov,
Pavel Vernikov, Vladimir Sverdlov-Ashkenazy, Diemut Poppen, Svetlin Roussev, Brigitte Engerer, Xavier
Phillips, Kun Woo Paik, Viktoria Postnikova, Sergei Nakaryakov, Gary Hoffman, Alexander Chaushian,
Alexandra Soumm, Alexander Ghindin, Igor Tchetuev, Jacques Rouvier, Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabedian, Jean-
Claude Pennetier, Marc Coppey, Nicolas Dautricourt, Stéphane Bechy, Guy Touvron, Roland Daugareil and
André Cazalet.

His CDs include recordings with Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Philharmonie
Reutlingen, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Caen Symphony
Orchestra and National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia.
Known internationally as a piano soloist, Vahan Mardirossian is often featured playing the concertos of Bach,
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg or Shostakovich while simultaneously conducting the orchestra from the
keyboard. As piano soloist he has performed under the direction of Maestros including Kurt Masur, Paavo
Järvi, Yutaka Sado, John Axelrod and Yuri Ahronovitch.