Violin; Chamber Music
Born in Russia, Anait Arutunian made her first solo appearance with the Stavropol Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten as a first prize winner of the Young Artist's Competition. As a student of the Junior college at the Moscow Conservatory, Anait Arutunian has performed solo and chamber music in such prestigious venues as Moscow Conservatory Recital Hall and Rachmaninov Hall.
After coming to the United States, while living and studying in New York, Arutunian became a winner of New York Artist's International Auditions as well as full scholarship and stipend winner from the Helen F. Whittaker Fund. She appeared as a soloist with the New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Manchester Chamber Players. Numerous chamber music performances have taken her throughout the United States as well as Spain, Russia, Italy and Venezuela. She also took part in chamber music broadcasts on the WNYC Classical Music Station.
Arutunian has performed with The New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony and Spoleto Festival Orchestra under such renowned conductors as Kurt Mazur, Ricardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas and Sir Colin Davis.
A dedicated teacher, Arutunian joined NEC Preparatory School faculty in 2001. Among her students are winners of Connecticut International Competition, NESE concerto competition, BYSO and ASTA competitions. Her students are also involved at NEC and BYSO's orchestral and chamber music programs as well as District, All State, All Eastern and National Orchestras. Prior to her move to Boston, Arutunian had been a faculty member of the Lucy Moses School of Music and Huntington Music Academy in New York and Newark Community School of the Arts in New Jersey.
BM, MM (Manhattan School of Music); Violin studies with Glenn Dicterow, Yoko Takebe, Michael Gilbert, Ariana Bronne and Sheryl Staples; Chamber music with Isidore Cohen, Sylvia Rosenberg, Fridell Lack.