Armenian cellist Varoujan Bartikian graduated in 1983 from Yerevan’s Komitas Conservatory. He won the 1977 Transcaucasian Cello Competition (Tbilisi) and is a laureate of the 1981 Soviet Republics Competition. He is a founding member of Yerevan String Quartet, with which he won the 1983 Borodin Competition, and he performed as a soloist with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He held a professorship at Komitas Conservatory before moving to Portugal in 1989 to join Gulbenkian Orchestra. There, he further nurtured his love for chamber music creating Bartikian Trio (with piano and clarinet) in 1991, while also joining Capela String Quartet for ten years (2001-2011). He has been a member of Aeternus Piano Trio since 2013 and he recorded works by the Portuguese composer António Victorino d’Almeida. Mr. Bartikian is 1st. principal cello of Gulbenkian Orchestra and he has appeared as a soloist with them.
Soloists of the Gulbenkian Orchestra
Quintets by Brahms and Azevedo