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Adam Ambarzumjan, born in 1997 in Germany is principal clarinetist of the Württemberg Philharmonic since 2020 and was an academic with the Stuttgart Philharmonic. He has won several prizes at “Jugend Musiziert” and prizes at international competitions: 1st prize Tiziano Rosetti International Music Competition 2022 (Switzerland), 3rd prize International Classical Music Competition Vienna 2022 (Austria), 2nd prize International Anton Rubinstein Competition for woodwinds 2021. Ambarzumjan appeared as a soloist several times with the clarinet concertos by Mozart, Weber and Copland.
In 2017, he started studying clarinet with Prof. Norbert Kaiser at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree. Master classes with Professors Hans-Dietrich Klaus, Martin Spangenberg, Thomas Lindhorst, Johannes Peitz, Manfred Lindner and Thorsten Johanns gave him valuable impulses.
Adam Ambarzumjan played in the Stuttgart State Opera, in the National Theater in Mannheim, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, i.a., and was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera.
He has been awarded scholarships from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Stuttgart, the Bavarian Music Council, the New Liszt Foundation, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Deutschlandstipendium a. o.
As a young student with Prof. Harald Harrer at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg, he was taught by Georg Arzberger, Stefan Jank and Manfred Preis.
In the Duo Ambarzumjan, he plays together with his brother and pianist Hamlet Ambarzumjan. As part of their “Neustart Konzerte” initiative, they went on a concert tour throughout Germany in 2022 to contribute to the revival of the cultural scene.