Peter Oundjian
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Peter Oundjian (born 21 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and conductor. The youngest of five children from an Armenian father and English mother, Oundjian also claims Scottish ancestry through his maternal grandfather, a Sanderson, and the ...

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Olivier Messiaen, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Theme and Variations for violin and piano
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Peter Oundjian, Maurice Dela & William Tritt
Sonatine
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George Gershwin, Peter Oundjian & Xiayin Wang, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement
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Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement
Claude Champagne, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Danse villageoise for violin and piano
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John Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Huw Morgan & Peter Oundjian
Doctor Atomic symphony: 3rd movement; Trinity
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Doctor Atomic symphony: 3rd movement; Trinity Doctor Atomic symphony: 3rd movement; Trinity Doctor Atomic symphony: 3rd movement; Trinity Doctor Atomic symphony: 3rd movement; Trinity
Claude Debussy, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
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Sonata for violin and piano in G minor Sonata for violin and piano in G minor Sonata for violin and piano in G minor Sonata for violin and piano in G minor
Maurice Ravel, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Sonata for violin and piano in G major
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Sonata for violin and piano in G major Sonata for violin and piano in G major Sonata for violin and piano in G major Sonata for violin and piano in G major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Martin Fröst, Peter Oundjian & Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, 3rd movement; Rondo
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Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, 3rd movement; Rondo Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, 3rd movement; Rondo Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, 3rd movement; Rondo Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (K.622) in A major, 3rd movement; Rondo
John Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian
Short Ride in a Fast Machine (feat. Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian)
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Biography

Peter Oundjian (born 21 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and conductor. The youngest of five children from an Armenian father and English mother, Oundjian also claims Scottish ancestry through his maternal grandfather, a Sanderson, and the MacDonell of Glengarry clan. Oundjian is the current music director of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Oundjian was educated in England, where he began studying the violin at age seven with Manoug Parikian. He attended Charterhouse School in Godalming. He continued studies later with Béla Katona. He then attended the Royal College of Music. He further studied at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian, Itzhak Perlman, and Dorothy DeLay. While at Juilliard, he minored in conducting, and later received encouragement in his endeavors when he attended a master class from the eminent Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan.

In 1980, Oundjian won First Prize at the International Violin Competition in Viña del Mar, Chile. Oundjian became the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet and held the post for 14 years. A repetitive stress injury forced Oundjian to curtail his instrumental career. He then shifted his full-time musical focus to conducting.

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