About Feliks Harutyunyan
Tchaikovsky Music School Yerevan
Conservatory of Yerevan
(Prof. Alexander Kosemyan)
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
(Prof. Dominika Falger)
Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
(Prof. Dominika Falger)
“Renaissance” International Contest-Festival – 1st Prize and special award
6th Váša Příhoda International Violin Competition – 1st Prize
Malta International Music Competition 2018 – 1st Prize
Ysaye International Music Competition 2019 – Finalist
AGBU Discovers Talents Music Competition 2019 – Gran Prix
Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition 2019 – Finalist
XXVIII International Music Competition “Gianluca Campochiaro” – 1st Prize
Khachaturian International Violin Competition 2020 – Laureate
Concurso Internacional de Música China-España 2020 (Online Edition) – 4th Prize
“Harmonium OnlinePlus” International Music Competition – 2nd Prize
Nouvelles Etoiles International Online Music Competition – 1st Prize
Primuz International Strings Competition (Online) – 2nd Prize
Vasco Abadjiev International Violin Competition 2021 – 3rd Prize
Symphony Orchestra of the Music University Graz
Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Armenian National Chamber Orchestra
Artsakh State Chamber Orchestra
As Orchestra Member
Volksoper Wien (1st violin, permanent contract)
Wiener Concert Verein
National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia (Guest Concertmaster)
International Menuhin Music Academy – Renaud Capuçon, Oleg Kaskiv
«The International Holland Music Sessions» – Prof. Krzysztof Smietana
Summer Academy of Music Kraków – Prof. Mieczysław Szlezer
International music master classes Slavonice – members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Altschuler Summer Music Institute (Online) – Lucia Lin (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Ayke Agus (collaborative pianist of Jascha Heifetz)
Geneva International String Academy – Sergey Ostrovsky, Aviv Quartet
Académie musicale de Villecroze – Tedi Papavrami
Feliks Harutyunyan was born in 1996 in Yerevan into a family of musicians and started to play violin at the age of 5. Already at 14, he was a member of “Sharakan” Sacred Music Ensemble.
Feliks studied in Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan with prof. Alexander Kosemyan and in 2017 completed the bachelor’s degree with honors. In 2019 Feliks completed the bachelor’s degree with honors and in 2021 the master’s degree with honors at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (class of prof. Dominika Falger).
Feliks is a scholarship holder of the Académie musicale de Villecroze, Geneva International String Academy and Garth Newel Emerging Artist Fellowship Program. He received masterclasses from Mihaela Martin, Mieczysław Szlezer, Michael Barenboim, Renaud Capuçon, Oleg Kaskiv, Tedi Papavrami, Sergey Ostrovsky, Takashi Shimizu, from the members of Wiener Philharmoniker, as well as from Jascha Heifetz’s collaborative pianist Ayke Agus.
In 2018 Feliks made his debut with Armenian National Chamber Orchestra, performing Mozart’s A-major Violin Concerto. In 2020 he collaborated with Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with Andrei Gridchuk. In 2021 Feliks performed Bartók’s 2nd Violin Concerto with the Symphony Orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
Since 2022 Feliks is a member of 1st violins group in the Vienna Volksoper Orchestra.