Alto (Viola)

Artur Mouradian (Lisbon 1991) initiated his violin studies with Gareguin Aroutunian in ‘’Academia dos Amadores de Música’’ at the age of seven finishing music school with maximal score. In 2010 he joined the Conservatorium of Maastricht studying violin with Boris Belkin and viola with Marc Tooten finishing both Bachelor Degree’s with distinction in 2014.

He won the first prize in the ‘’International Music Competition Cidade do Fundao’’, first prize in the national competition ‘’Premio Jose Augusto Alegria’’, second prize in the portuguese broadcasting national music competition ‘’Prémio Jovens Músicos’’ and third prize in the ‘’International Competition for Bowed Instruments ‘’Júlio Cardona’’.

He has been orchestra praktikant in the Gulbenkian Orchestra and in the Limburg Symphonie Orchestra. Today he collaborates with the Flemish Chamber Orchestra, Philarmonie Zuidnederland, Gulbenkian Orchestra, National Portuguese Orchestra and European Philarmonie. Artur participated in the recordings for the label ‘’Pentatone Classics’’ integrating the Gulbenkian Orchestra with the solo of Arabella Stainbacher and direction of Lawrence Foster. He has worked with conductors such as Jean Claude Cassadeus, Lawrence Foster, Jaap van Zweden, Ghenadi Rojdestvenski Walter Proost, Ed Spanjaard, Joana Carneiro, Paul McCreesh etc…

As a soloist or as a chamber musician he participated in diverse music festivals including ’KunstenFestival Musica Sacra ’’, ‘’Festival Russische Komponisten’’, ‘’Festival Dias da Música’’,‘’Festival Internacional Paços de Brandão’’, ‘’Utrecht Early Music Festival’’, ’’Orlando Festival’’, ’’Maastricht Jaaz Festival’’. Artur participated as well in diverse masterclasses with Zachar Bron, Sergey Kravchenko, Marco Rizzi, Boris Belkin, Irina Tseitlin, Michael Tseitlin, Eugene Gratovich, Michael Kugel, and Marc Tooten.

In 2013 he founded a foundation in the Netherlands ‘’Stichting Muziek voor een Leven’’ which has the goal of helping society trough music. The foundation has already organized many concerts in schools and hospitals in the Netherlands and in Belgium.