Peter Oundjian
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1955
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Peter Oundjian

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.

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Olivier Messiaen
Theme and Variations for violin and piano
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Theme and Variations for violin and piano
Maurice Dela, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Sonatine
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Sonatine
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto No. 27 in B flat major K.595 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto No. 27 in B flat major K.595 for piano and orchestra
Claude Champagne, Peter Oundjian & William Tritt
Danse villageoise for violin and piano
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Danse villageoise for violin and piano
John Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian
Harmonielehre
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Harmonielehre
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44 (3rd mvt0
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Piano Concerto No 2 in G major, Op 44 (3rd mvt0
James MacMillan, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Peter Oundjian
A Little Mass
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A Little Mass
Aram Khachaturian
Piano Concerto in D flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Concerto in D flat major, Op 38 (3rd mvt)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Scheherazade)
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The Sea and Sinbad's Ship (Scheherazade)
George Gershwin
Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement
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Concerto for Piano in F Major, last movement
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Upcoming Events

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2017
Peter Oundjian, Jonathan Biss and Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Caird Hall, Dundee, UK
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Apr
2017
Peter Oundjian, Jonathan Biss and Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK
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Apr
2017
Peter Oundjian, Jonathan Biss and Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK

Past BBC Events

Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-09-02T20:09:36
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Sep
2015
Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner

Proms 2015: Prom 63: Messiaen, Mozart & Bruckner

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 2013: Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky
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Royal Albert Hall
2013-08-02T20:09:36
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Aug
2013
Proms 2013: Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky

Proms 2013: Prom 27: Naresh Sohal, Rachmaninov & Tchaikovsky

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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