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Adam Ambarzumjan

„Adam Ambarzumjan is without doubt a master of his instrument.“
– Süddeutsche Zeitung –

Adam Ambarzumjan is an internationally award-winning clarinetist and since the beginning of 2020 principal clarinetist of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician he is a prize winner of international music competitions. In 2023 he won a special prize as a chamber music partner at the German Music Competition and was accepted as a scholarship holder in the German Music Competition concert promotion for the 2024/25 concert season.

He received 1st prize in the Rising Stars Grand Prix – International Music Competition Berlin, 1st prize in the Tiziano Rossetti International Music Competition 2022, 2nd prize in the Anton Rubinstein International Competition for Woodwinds 2021, 2nd prize in the Odin International Music Competition 2022. As a soloist with orchestra, he regularly gives guest performances of the clarinet concertos by Mozart, Weber, Copland and others.

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 Hamlet & Adam, 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.