Haroutune Bedelian, Violin
Professor, University of California at Irvine, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where at age 20 he won the first prize in the BBC Violin Competition. His teachers have included Ivan Galamian and Nathan Milstein. He has performed in major cities, festivals and concert halls throughout North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East and has appeared in numerous radio and television broadcasts. In 2007 he issued the Six Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach for solo violin on DVD. This is the first time that these works appeared on DVD in their entirety. Quotes from reviews of performances in major newspapers: "Alert, subtle artist as well as a superb instrumentalist" New York Times; "The result was a powerful music making, virtuosity going hand in hand with unswerving loyalty to the composer" The Strad Magazine; "Mr. Bedelian has an unforced silvery tone and showed his musicianship in his immaculate phrasing" London Daily Telegraph; "Virtuosity comes to him as second nature, but it is used as a means to the interpretive freedom and sense of style that characterizes his playing above all else" The London Times; "Refined and sensitive musician. Controlled, clean and effortless playing making light of the most formidable difficulties" The London Guardian; "Technical and musical resources of virtuoso class" The Los Angeles Times. Prior to his appointment on the faculty at the University of California, Irvine, Mr. Bedelian was professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London, England.