Kevork Mardirossian is James H. Rudy Professor of Violin at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he was appointed in 2008.
Mardirossian performed as concert soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician throughout Bulgaria, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe before moving to Europe, where he developed an impressive solo career, with tours of England, Wales, Italy, France, and the United States, including debuts in London and Carnegie Hall in 1992. He has appeared as guest artist at international music festivals such as Manuel De Falla in Spain; Shanghai festival in China; in Cheltenham, England; European Cultural Months; International Chamber Music Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Czech Festival in Trento, Italy; and Sofia Musical Weeks, among others in France, Germany, Spain, Japan, China, and Korea.
His education and training are from the Dobrin Petkov Music School in Bulgaria, Bulgarian State Conservatory, Maison de la Culture in Brussels, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was awarded the Concert Artist (Premier Prix) award. Mardirossian's teachers and mentors were Elena Doikova, Anton H. Atanasov, Vladimir Avramov, Artur Grumiaux, Janos Starker, and Yfrah Neaman.
Mardirossian has established himself as a highly respected violin pedagogue and devoted mentor to more than 100 outstanding students, many of them winners in numerous national and international competitions. Others can be found in the world’s leading orchestras as concertmasters and principals, and as teachers in universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
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