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Peter Oundjian

vn, *1955 CA
Musician / Conductor of Classical

(born 21 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and conductor. He is currently the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The youngest of five children from an Armenian father and English mother, he also claims Scottish ancestry through his maternal grandfather, a Sanderson, and the MacDonell of Glengarry clan. Oundjian was educated in England, where he began studying the violin at age seven with Manoug Parikian. He attended Charterhouse School in Godalming. He continued studies later with Béla Katona. He then attended the Royal College of Music. Oundjian studied at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian, Itzhak Perlman, and Dorothy Delay. While at Juilliard, he minored in conducting, and later received encouragement his endeavors when he attended a master class from the eminent German conductor Herbert von Karajan. In 1980, Oundjian won First Prize at the International Violin Competition in Viña del Mar, Chile. Oundjian became the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet and held the post for 14 years. A repetitive stress injury forced Oundjian to curtail his instrumental career. He then shifted his full-time musical focus to conducting.

        
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Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115 in B Minor: Andantino on Weber and Brahms Clarinet Quintets by Various Artists
Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (368b): III. Rondeau - Allegro on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (368b): II. Adagio on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in F Major, K. 370 (368b): I. Allegro on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in A Major, K. 298: I. Thema - Andante on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in A Major, K. 298: II. Menuetto & Trio on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Sonata for Cello and Piano in A Minor, D821 "Arpeggione": II. Adagio on Relaxing Classical Cello by Various Artists
Quartet in A Major, K. 298: III. Rondeau - Allegretto grazioso on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in A Major, K. 298: Variation III on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway
Quartet in A Major, K. 298: Variation I on James Galway and Tokyo String Quartet Play Mozart Flute Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & James Galway

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Discography
Title Artist Year Type
Naive And Sentimental Music / Absolute JestJohn Adams, Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian2018Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano ConcertoXiayin Wang – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Aram Khatchaturian – Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian2016Album
SheherazadeNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Oundjian, Toronto Symphony Orchestra2014Single
Harmonielehre / Doctor Atomic Symphony / Short Ride In A Fast MachineJohn Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian2013Album
Violin SonatasPeter Oundjian, William Tritt1993Album
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