Aram Demirjian '11 M.M. was one of the first students to enroll in NEC's Orchestral Conducting program under Hugh Wolff.
Announced June 1, the 2017 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Awards went to nine young conductors, including Aram Demirjian '11 M.M. Support provided through this award "may include transportation expenses, financial support for language studies, creation of demonstration DVDs, or other worthy projects."
One of the first participants in NEC's Orchestral Conducting program under Hugh Wolff's leadership, Demirjian's career has led him most recently to an Associate Conductor position with the Kansas City Symphony, and, as of the current season, Music Director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
George Solti (1912–1997), whose Foundation has sponsored these awards since 2004, was music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1969 to 1991, with many other conducting credits worldwide, and more than 250 recordings under his baton.