Our conductor

Arman Simonyan was born in Leninakan, Armenia, where he started his musical education at the age of four.  He moved to Moscow together with his family, after the terrible earthquake that Armenia suffered in 1988, where he pursued his musical education. In 1993 he was admitted to the College of Music attached to world-renowned Moscow Conservatory. He then studied at the Moscow Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky where he graduated in 2002.


Arman is one of the youngest violinists to ever be selected by the highly respected Moscow National Radio Orchestra, which at the time was under the direction of S. Skripka.  He has performed as a soloist with the Moscow State Orchestra, the Dubna Symphonic Orchestra, the Jukovsky Symphonic Orchestra, the «Amadeus» Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Cantilena Chamber Orchestra. He has participated in music festivals in Russia, Korea, Cyprus and Belgium. He also completed a teaching course at the College of Music under the Moscow Conservatory and he was an assistant of M. Iashvily at the Moscow Conservatory.


In October 2002 Arman moved to Brussels. He is teaching in the youth academy in Dworp (Halle, Belgium) as well as at the European School of Brussels in Uccle, where he is also the conductor of the orchestra . In addition to his teaching work he has continued to perform. His performances include playing in the Spirale Piano Trio which was  nominated as 2004 laureate of the competition Jong Talent 2004 by Doctor Honoris Causa, Philippe Herreweghe and DeFilarmonie van Vlaanderen. In 2006 he was awarded the certificate of honor for many years of performing music, and for making a great contribution to the development of the orchestral art in Dubna and the Moscow region.