Professor Suren Bagratuni

Professor of Cello and Chair of the String Area, College of Music, MSU

Winner of Silver Medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition 

Teaching Languages

_ English, Russian

USA
Michigan State University, College of Music

Winner of the silver medal at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition while still a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Bagratuni has gone on to a distinguished international career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. In addition to performing throughout the former Soviet Union, he has toured worldwide, earning enthusiastic praise in both traditional and contemporary repertoire.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, he began his musical education there at the age of seven. After winning several national and international competitions, he continued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory and later in the United States at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Bagratuni began performing at age ten, and by age fourteen appeared as a concerto soloist performing Saint-Saens’ Concerto with the Armenian State Radio Orchestra. Since then he has performed with all the major orchestras in the former Soviet Union, including the Moscow Philharmonic (under the direction of Valery Gergiev) and has also appeared with numerous orchestras in Europe, Asia, and North and South America.

His solo appearances include recitals in the major concert halls of the world. Chamber music appearances have included guest invitations with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Newport Music Festival, the “Russian Winter” Festival in Moscow, the El Paso Pro Musica International Festival, Bargemusic, and international festivals in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Korea, China, and Taiwan.

Bagratuni has won critical acclaim for his CD releases on the Ongaku and BGR labels, featuring solo works for cello, solo suites by Bach, and sonatas by Beethoven, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich. He also appears on the Marco Polo, Russian Disc, Cambria, and CMH labels. He has recorded for “Melodiya” and been featured on CBC Radio Canada, WNYC in New York, WGBH in Boston, NPR, and NHK TV Japan.

In addition to his solo activities, he performs as a member of Trio Nobilis, serves as artistic director of the Cello Plus music festival, and conducts master classes worldwide.

A former faculty member of the New England Conservatory and the University of Illinois, Bagratuni is currently Artist-Teacher and Professor of Cello at the Michigan State University College of Music.

1986年,当巴格拉图尼还是莫斯科音乐学院的学生时,他就获得了国际柴可夫斯基比赛的银牌,作为独奏家、演奏家和室内乐演奏家,巴格拉图尼在国际上取得了卓越的事业。除了在前苏联各地演出外,他还在世界各地巡回演出,在传统和当代剧目中都赢得了热烈的赞誉。 

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他出生在亚美尼亚的埃里温,七岁就开始进行音乐教育。在赢得几项国家和国际比赛后,他继续在莫斯科音乐学和美国新英格兰音乐学院学习。 

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巴格拉图尼在十岁时开始表演,十四岁时他就作为协奏曲独奏者与亚美尼亚国家广播交响乐团一起表演圣桑大提琴协奏曲。从那时起,他与前苏联的所有主要乐团合作演出,包括瓦列里·捷杰耶夫指挥的莫斯科爱乐乐团,也与欧洲、亚洲、北美和南美的许多乐团合作。 

 

他曾在世界各大著名音乐厅举行独奏会。室内乐演出包括应邀出席林肯中心室内乐协会、新港音乐节、莫斯科的俄罗斯冬季音乐节、埃尔帕索音乐节、巴格姆音乐节,以及意大利、瑞士、法国、德国、加拿大、澳大利亚、墨西哥、哥伦比亚、巴西、韩国、中国和台湾。 

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巴格拉图尼因他在Ongaku和BGR唱片公司发行的CD而赢得了评论界的赞誉,包括大提琴独奏作品,巴赫的大提琴组曲,贝多芬、德彪西、拉赫曼尼诺夫、普罗科菲耶夫和肖斯塔科维奇的奏鸣曲。他还曾为Melodiya等唱片公司录音,并在加拿大广播公司电台、纽约WNYC电台、波士顿WGBH电台、美国国家公共电台和日本NHK电视台播出录音。 

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除了独奏活动,他还是贵族三重奏的成员,并担任大提琴Plus音乐节的艺术总监,还在世界各地举办大师班。巴格拉图尼曾是新英格兰音乐学院和伊利诺伊大学的讲师,目前是密歇根州立大学音乐学院的大提琴教授兼艺术家兼教师。