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Mozart’s delightful “Turkish” Violin Concerto No. 5 is a youthful masterpiece that sparkles with splendid surprises, brought to life by award-winning violinist Diana Adamyan. Join the Philharmonic and Dudamel Conducting Fellow, Chloé Dufrense, as they explore rich and intricate masterpieces composed in the face of adversity.
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French-born conductor Chloé Dufresne recently won the Orchestra prize, the Audience prize and a “special mention” from the Besançon International Competition for young conductors in 2021. She is also the 3rd prize winner of the Malko conducting competition (2021) and finalist of the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition (2020.)
She was also Laureate of the Tremplin des jeunes cheffes organised by La Philharmonie de Paris in 2018. Chloé Dufresne initially studied viola, vocal performance and choral conducting. From 2015 to 2020 she studied orchestra conducting with Maestri Atso Almila and Sakari Oramo at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 2018-19, she was an exchange student at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, under the guidance of Alain Altinoglu.
She graduated with a master’s degree from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Dufresne has participated in masterclasses with renowned conductors such as Paavo Jarvi, Mikko Franck, Johannes Schlaefli, David Zinman, Susanna Mälkki, Hannu Lintu. She has been fortunate to conduct first-class orchestras such as the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Helsinki City Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Sinfonia Lahti, Ensemble Intercontemporain.
Her professional projects led Dufresne to assist Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo at the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Kokkola Opera. She has also been invited for several symphonic concerts with Opéra de Rouen, Opéra national de Lorraine, Orchestre national d’Auvergne, Opéra de Vichy and Philharmonie de Paris where she made her debut with the Orchestre Pasdeloup in 2020. Recently she made her debut with Orchestre national de France with whom she also recorded the Marseillaise for the handover ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 and Paris 2024.
In opera repertoire, Chloé was invited to conduct Bayreuth production of Wagner’s Ring for children in Helsinki (August 2019), Bellini’s Norma in ‘Narva Opera Days’ (2019), Offenbach’s Pomme d’Api in Opéra de Toulon (November 2019). She assisted Sakari Oramo for Meyerbeer’s Etoile du Nord in Kokkola Opera, and Jérome Pillement for Donizetti’s La fille du régiment in Opéra de Montpellier.
Among her future projects, Chloé Dufresne will conduct Offenbach’s Le Voyage dans la lune at Opéra de Nice and Opéra de Limoges. She will return to conduct Opéra de Rouen’s orchestra and is also invited to conduct Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France and Orchestre national de Montpellier Occitanie. In Finland, she will conduct Vaasa City orchestra and Pori Sinfonietta.
Diana Adamyan is quickly gaining an international reputation as one of her generation’s most outstanding violinists. After winning the First Prize at the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, the world’s most prestigious prize for young violinists, she went on to receive First Prize in the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition.
In 2022, Ms. Adamyan made her debut at the Aspen Festival performing Dvorak with Lionel Bringuier, and with the Boston Pops Orchestra performing Mendelssohn at Boston Symphony Hall. In 2023, she returned to the Göttinger Symphonieorchester to perform Beethoven, and the Niederbayerische Philharmonie in Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. She also made her debut performing Sibelius with the Staatsorchester
Darmstadt, and performed Beethoven with the Bruckner Orchester Linz in Munich’s Prinzregententheater. She has also performed in recitals in Tokyo and France, and debuted with the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester at the
Philharmonie in Berlin.
Since winning First Prize at the Menuhin Competition, Ms. Adamyan has received numerous proposals to participate in concerts around the world, from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, to the Seiji Ozawa Academy in Switzerland, and the Matsumoto International Music Festival in Japan. Following an invitation from Maestro Pinchas Zukerman to participate under his guidance in summer masterclasses of the Ottawa National Arts Center, Ms. Adamyan was invited to appear as a soloist in Gala Concert of NAC, alongside Mr. Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Jessica Linnebach and other renowned musicians. Later, she appeared alongside Mr. Zukerman playing the Bach Double Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic at Cadogan Hall in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Born in 2000 in Yerevan, Armenia, into a family of musicians, Ms. Adamyan currently studies at the Munich University of Performing Arts with world-renowned teacher, Professor Ana Chumachenco, whose distinguished students have included Lisa Batiashvili, Julia Fischer, and Veronika Eberle. Previously, she studied at the Tchaikovsky School of Music (Yerevan) with Professor Petros Haykazyan and at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with Professor Eduard Tadevosyan.
In 2022, Ms. Adamyan was awarded a scholarship by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. In the same year she also came under the patronage of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) and “YerazArt” organization in Boston. She performed on a violin crafted by Urs Mächler for the Menuhin Competition, and now performs on an instrument made by Nicolò Gagliano in 1760, generously on loan from the Henri Moerel Foundation.
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