NEW YORK — 19-year-old clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, First Prize Winner of the 2010 the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, makes his Kennedy Center debut on Tuesday, December 6 at the Terrace Theater in Washington, DC and his New York recital debut on Tuesday, December 13 at Merkin Hall, in the Rhoda Walker Teagle Concert.
Born in Gyumri, Armenia, Arutyunian is a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory. He has appeared as soloist with the Prague Radio Symphony, the Kalingrad Philharmonic, and the Moscow Virtuosi.
Accolades include 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.
Narek Arutyunian attends The Juilliard School and studies with Charles Neidich, the distinguished clarinetist, who calls his protégé “A brilliant artist who plays with virtuosity, warmth, and charisma. Narek Arutyunian is one of the most compelling performers today.”