Gevorg Gharabekyan, Conductor
Born in Armenia, Gevorg Gharabekyan began his musical career as a concert violinist. In 2002 he began studying in Freiburg im Breisgau with Rainer Kussmaul, the former concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and pursued further studies in violin with Adelina Oprean in Basel starting in 2006, completing his violin studies with honors. With a keen interest in historically informed performance practice, he took lessons in Baroque violin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
Starting in 2009 Gharabekyan turned his attention to conducting, studying with Ralf Weikert at the Lucerne School of Music, where he completed a master's degree with honors. Professor of conducting Jorma Panula, who referred to him as a “hypermusical conductor,” had a significant influence on Gevorg Gharabekyan, as did participating in various master classes with conductors David Zinman, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Leonid Grin.
In 2013 Gevorg Gharabekyan founded I TEMPI, a chamber orchestra consisting of young professional musicians from Basel. He has also directed ensembles such as the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra and the orchestras of the Aspen, Järvi and Gstaad festivals. Gharabekyan still performs as concertmaster with several orchestras in Switzerland and Germany.
Photography: Martin Chiang
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.itempi.com/#!dirigent/cb3i
Works by Antoine de Lhoyer, Antonín Dvorák and Edward Elgar
I TEMPI, Chamber Orchestra - Gevorg Gharabekyan, Conductor - Stephan Schmidt, Guitar