Peter Oundjian Biography (Wikipedia)
Peter Oundjian (born 21 December 1955) 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.
Born in Toronto, Ontario, 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.
- Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-11-21T14:54:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Rachmaninov's Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lyrcn
Rachmaninov: Concerto for Piano No. 3 in D minor, Op 30 - Preview Clip
- Naresh Sohal: The Cosmic Dance - Preview Cliphttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-11-21T14:50:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Naresh Sohal's The Cosmic Dance.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01lyr75
Naresh Sohal: The Cosmic Dance - Preview Clip
Peter Oundjian Performances