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Azat Fishyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in a family of musicians. At the age of ten, he made his debut as a soloist in the Yerevan Chamber Orchestra and subsequently joined the Yuri Baghshian Chamber Orchestra as an active member and soloist. He won the first prize of the Richard B. Fisk Young Artist Competition and the third prize of the E. Khachaturian International Competition. In 2006 Azat Fishyan emigrated to United States of America, where he studied with Malcolm Lowe at Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts and later with Hovsep Ketendjian and Hrachya Harutyunian in Los Angeles. During his career as a musician, Azat has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician on various stages, including Boston, Los Angeles, Providence, San Francisco, Yerevan, Zurich, Berlin, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and Kyoto. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the violinist and aspiring conductor earned a Master of Music Performance from the Zurich University of the Arts, where he studied violin with Rudolf Koelman and Sergey Malov, and conducting with Marc Kissoczy. At the beginning of the year 2022 he was appointed conductor and music director of the La Folia Kammerorchester. Currently, Azat Fishyan, in addition to his activities as a conductor and violinist, is completing his second Master’s degree in music education in the conducting class of Marc Kissoczy.

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