Raffi Armenian
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1942-06-04
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Biography

Raffi Armenian, CM (born June 4, 1942) is an Armenian-Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher. Since 2008 he has been the director of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal. Armenian was born in Cairo and had his first music ...

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Janina Fialkowska, Moritz Moszkowski, Raffi Armenian & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59)
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Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59) Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59) Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59) Concerto for piano and orchestra in E major (Op.59)
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Brahms & Raffi Armenian
Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16)
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Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16) Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16) Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16) Serenade No.2 in A major (Op.16)
Raffi Armenian, Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Giuseppe Verdi
Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
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Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers Overture - from [The] Sicilian Vespers
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Jean Françaix & Raffi Armenian
Serenade for small orchestra
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Serenade for small orchestra Serenade for small orchestra Serenade for small orchestra Serenade for small orchestra
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Johann Strauss II, Raffi Armenian & Alban Berg
Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
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Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Woman and Song) waltz
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Schoenberg, Arnold, Johann Strauss II & Raffi Armenian
Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
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Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet Rosen aus dem Suden: waltz arr. Schoenberg for harmonium, piano & string quartet
Igor Stravinsky, Canadian Chamber Ensemble & Raffi Armenian
Octet for wind instruments
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Octet for wind instruments Octet for wind instruments Octet for wind instruments Octet for wind instruments
Michelle Boucher, Mark Dubois, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Franz Lehár & Raffi Armenian
Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?'
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Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?' Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?' Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?' Valse Boston: 'Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt?'
Antonin Dvorak, Canadian Chamber Ensemble & Raffi Armenian
Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44)
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Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44) Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44) Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44) Serenade for wind instruments in D minor (Op.44)
Engelbert Humperdinck, Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Raffi Armenian & Richard Wagner
Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal")
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Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal") Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal") Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal") Good Friday Music (from "Parsifal")
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Johann Strauss II & Raffi Armenian
Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418)
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Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418) Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418) Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418) Schatz-Walzer ('Treasure Waltz') from Der Zigeunerbaron (Op.418)
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Giuseppe Verdi & Raffi Armenian
Overture to La Forza del destino
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Overture to La Forza del destino Overture to La Forza del destino Overture to La Forza del destino Overture to La Forza del destino
Fryderyk Chopin, Raffi Armenian, Janina Fialkowska & Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22)
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Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22) Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22) Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22) Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise brillante (Op.22)
François-Adrien Boïeldieu
'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche')
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'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche') 'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche') 'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche') 'Viens gentil dame' (from 'La Dame Blanche')
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский & Raffi Armenian
Rag-time for 11 instruments
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Rag-time for 11 instruments Rag-time for 11 instruments Rag-time for 11 instruments Rag-time for 11 instruments
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Antonín Dvořák & Raffi Armenian
Scherzo Capriccioso (Op.66)
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Scherzo Capriccioso (Op.66) Scherzo Capriccioso (Op.66) Scherzo Capriccioso (Op.66) Scherzo Capriccioso (Op.66)
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Johann Strauss II, Arnold Schönberg & Raffi Armenian
Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg
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Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg Kaiser-Walzer [Emperor Waltz] Op.437 (1888) arr. Schoenberg
Jean Stilwell, Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Luciano Berio & Raffi Armenian
Folk Songs (1964) for mezzo-soprano and 7 players
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Folk Songs (1964) for mezzo-soprano and 7 players Folk Songs (1964) for mezzo-soprano and 7 players Folk Songs (1964) for mezzo-soprano and 7 players Folk Songs (1964) for mezzo-soprano and 7 players
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Richard Strauss & Raffi Armenian
Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem)
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Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem) Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem) Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem) Don Juan (Op.20) (symphonic poem)
Bedrich Smetana, Raffi Armenian & Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec
Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'
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Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast' Vltava (Moldau) from 'Ma Vlast'
Orchestre du Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec, Пётр Ильич Чайковский & Raffi Armenian
Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante (Op.32)
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Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante (Op.32) Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante (Op.32) Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante (Op.32) Francesca da Rimini - symphonic fantasia after Dante (Op.32)
Raffi Armenian, Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra
Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) (feat. Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra)
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Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) (feat. Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra) Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) (feat. Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra) Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) (feat. Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra) Amen, Hayr Soorp (Doxology) (feat. Petros Shoujounian, [anonymous], Isabel Bayrakdarian & Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra)
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Johann Strauss II & Raffi Armenian
Der Zigeunerbaron - overture
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Der Zigeunerbaron - overture Der Zigeunerbaron - overture Der Zigeunerbaron - overture Der Zigeunerbaron - overture
Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский & Raffi Armenian
8 Instrumental miniatures for 15 instruments
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Biography

Raffi Armenian, CM (born June 4, 1942) is an Armenian-Canadian conductor, pianist, composer, and teacher. Since 2008 he has been the director of the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal.

Armenian was born in Cairo and had his first music lessons there, moving in 1959 to Vienna to study piano with Bruno Seidlhofer. After graduating, he put his musical studies aside and attended the University of London from 1962 to 1965, where he majored in metallurgy. He returned to the Vienna Academy of Music and studied from 1965 to 1969. In 1968, Armenian was one of two finalists at the International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, France.

Armenian emigrated to Canada in 1969 to become the assistant conductor of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia .From 1971 to 1993, he was the Artistic Director and conductor of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Under Armenian's guidance, the K-W Symphony emerged by the mid-1970s as one of the most vital in Canada.

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