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SOLO VIOLINIST / CONCERTMASTER / COMPOSER / ARRANGER

Mr. Yervinyan has performed in solo recitas and with orchestras around the world in concerts featuring such renowned musician as Yanni. The American Federation of Musicians acknowledges him to be a “violinist of extraordinary ability, as demonstrated by sustained international acclaim.” His classical repertoire includes such works as Back’s Adagio & Fugue in G Minor, Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 5 in A. Paganini’s Caprice No. 21 in A. Sarasate’s Gypsy Melodies, Eugine Isa’s Sonata No. 3 the “Ballada,” and selections from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess.

As a renowned violinist, Mr. Yervinyan was invited to perform for many dignitaries. On one occasion he performed as a soloist in a concert held for the Presidents of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

Mr. Yervinyan is also skilled with composition, arrangement, and improvisation in many styles. He has extensive experience with recording process in a variety of contexts as an individual musician and as an arranger.

MUSICAL STYLES

Classical, Popular, Jazz & Folk – including Russian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Moldavian, Armenian, Middle Eastern, Latin and other.

EDUCATION

1991 – 1993

PhD from Komitas State Conservatory of Armenia – Master Violinist

1984 – 1987

BA from Komitas State Conservatory of Armenia – specializing in violin

1980 – 1984

Tchaikovsky Music School, Yerevan – Specializing in violin (tutor Edward Dayan, a student of David Oystrach)

1971 – 1980

Spendariyan Music School, Yerevan, Armenia (tutor Armen Minasyan)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2008

Participated in the International Armenian Festival “Karot”, Moscow, Russia.

2007

Recognized as Best Musician at the King Cultural Production Armenian Golden Star Awards.

2004

Winner of the Big Apple Music Awards, New York.

1995 – Present

Has composed original pieces for the violin, arranged and recorded several CDs.

1988 – 1995

Has taught violin for beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes based on Stolyarsky’s Awer’s, Yampoisky’s and Ferrara’s renowned methodology, coupled with his own research and mastery in violin technique and musicality, working with students aged 7 to 25, many of whom are now working in various orechestras around the world are soloists and are activ1984-91e in teaching.

1986-1988

Concertmaster of Yerevan Conservatory Chamber Orchestra performing through the world. Numerous appearances on Armenian Television and Radio guest appearances on Armenian State Jazz Band and Armenian State Theater.

1980

Debuted at age 14 with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist in Henry Vietan’s violin concert No. 2.

1971-1980

Won first prize in Armenian State Violin Competition for seven consecutive years.

INTERNATIONAL TOURS

WITH YANNI’S ORCHESTRA

2012

80 Concerts throughout the US and Canada

2009

28 Concerts (April 5 – May 18)

2005

29 Concerts (January 18 – February 28)

2004

26 Concerts (November 6 – December 13)

2004

26 Concerts (March 1 – April 9)

2003

31 Concerts (April 24 – June 8)

2003

34 Concerts (February 24 – April 18)

 

 

2000

Sydney, Paris – World Best & personal compositions

1999

London – Popular tunes from classical to folk

1997

San Paolo & Nita Pitininga, Brazil – Latin & World Beat music

1994

Sochi, Russia – Russian Romances & Gypsy Tunes

1992 – 1993

Guest violinist and orchestra leader of the Universal

RECORDINGS

2012

Ambassadors of the Hidden Moon

A mixture of Folk, Classical, and Gypsy music, Samvel Yervinyan’s “Ambassadors of the Hidden Moon” is music like you’ve never heard before.

2003

2 CD’s to be released – popular world music including personal compositions for the violin.

1992-2001

1 Tape, 7 CD’s ranging from classical to jazz, folk, and popular world beat & personal compositions.