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Anush Hovhannisyan

Soprano from Armenia - 30 years old

Cymraeg

Anush studied singing at the Yerevan State Conservatory and at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. At the 2016 Stella Maris Competition she was winner of the First and Public Prizes, as well as a Deutsche Grammophon test recording contract. She also gained the Prize from the New Year Music Festival in Gstaad at the 2016 Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini, and the 2014 Concours Suisse Ernst Haefliger Competition.

A Samling Artist, she was also a member of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, which afforded her the opportunity to work with major conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Nicola Luisotti, Daniel Oren, Mark Wigglesworth, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Antonio Pappano.

Anush’s past engagements have included the title role in Maria Stuarda at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Sitâ [Le Roi de Lahore] for Chelsea Opera Group, Donna Elvira [Don Giovanni] at the Teatro Verdi, Trieste, and Anitra [Peer Gynt] with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Her recordings include songs by Glinka for Vivat and songs by Scriabin for Decca. She's looking forward to making her debut with Scottish Opera in the 2017/2018 season as Violetta [La traviata].

Repertoire

Main prize rep Concert 4
Più lunga cura … Ah! Nell’ansio rapimento Sardanapalo Liszt ed./orch.Trippett
Nun eilt herbei Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Nicolai
Song prize Recital
I’vidi in terra angelici costumi 3 Petrarch Sonnets No 3 Liszt
Yearning Abrahamyan
The nymph Op 56 No 1 Rimsky-Korsakov
Lonely moon Songs for the Fairytale Princess No 1 Szymanowski