Peter Oundjian

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(born 21 December 1955, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian violinist and conductor. He is currently the music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
The youngest of five children from an Armenian father and English mother, he also claims Scottish ancestry through his maternal grandfather, a Sanderson, and the MacDonell of Glengarry clan. Oundjian was educated in England, where he began studying the violin at age seven with Manoug Parikian. He attended Charterhouse School in Godalming. He continued studies later with Béla Katona. He then attended the Royal College of Music.

Oundjian studied at the Juilliard School with Ivan Galamian, Itzhak Perlman, and Dorothy Delay. While at Juilliard, he minored in conducting, and later received encouragement his endeavors when he attended a master class from the eminent German conductor Herbert von Karajan.

In 1980, Oundjian won First Prize at the International Violin Competition in Viña del Mar, Chile. Oundjian became the first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet and held the post for 14 years. A repetitive stress injury forced Oundjian to curtail his instrumental career. He then shifted his full-time musical focus to conducting.
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MVCD1060 Peter Oundjian - Violin Sonatas album art Peter Oundjian, William Tritt Peter Oundjian, William Tritt - Violin Sonatas(CD) CBC Records MVCD1060 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
Peter Oundjian - Mozart 250 Eme Anniversaire N°3 - Grandes Oeuvres Pour Clarinette album art Mozart* : Martin Fröst · Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Peter Oundjian · Vertavo String Quartet* Mozart* : Martin Fröst · Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Peter Oundjian · Vertavo String Quartet* - Mozart 250 Eme Anniversaire N°3 - Grandes Oeuvres Pour Clarinette (Album) Le Monde France 2006 Sell This Version
CHSA 5129 Peter Oundjian - Harmonielehre / Doctor Atomic Symphony / Short Ride In A Fast Machine album art John Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian John Adams, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian - Harmonielehre / Doctor Atomic Symphony / Short Ride In A Fast Machine(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Chandos CHSA 5129 UK 2013 Sell This Version
CHSA 5167 Peter Oundjian - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Concerto album art Xiayin WangTchaikovsky* / Khachaturian*Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian Xiayin WangTchaikovsky* / Khachaturian*Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian - Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Concerto(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Chandos CHSA 5167 UK 2016 Sell This Version
19075836752 Peter Oundjian - Double Concertos album art Brahms* | Rihm* | Harbison*, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian Brahms* | Rihm* | Harbison*, Jan Vogler, Mira Wang, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian - Double Concertos(CD) Sony Classical 19075836752 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
CHSA 5199 Peter Oundjian - Naive And Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest album art John Adams, Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian John Adams, Doric String Quartet, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian - Naive And Sentimental Music / Absolute Jest(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album) Chandos CHSA 5199 Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

CHSA 5145 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Oundjian, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Oundjian, Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Sheherazade(SACD, Multichannel) Chandos CHSA 5145 UK 2014 Sell This Version