Biography

 

The Armenian bass, Arutjun Kotchinian, received his vocal training at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He has won various international vocal competitions, such as the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna, the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, and the Maria Callas Competition (where he won the Grand Prix) in Athens. 
 
He enjoyed his first stage success in 1994 with various Mozart roles at the Royal Flemish Opera in Antwerp. In 1997, he made his début with the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Ramfis in Verdi’s Aida, where he was subsequently offered a position in the ensemble by Götz Friedrich. In 1998, he made his highly acclaimed début at the Teatro Liceu in Barcelona. He has been particularly successful in the Italian repertoire.
 
Kotchinian’s remarkable international career has taken him to La Scala (Milan), Los Angeles, Covent Garden Opera (London), Teatro Real (Madrid), and the Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse), to name but a few. Apart from Zaccaria (Nabucco) and Mephisto (Faust), his outstanding interpretations also include the roles of Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) and King Philip II in Don Carlo. During recent years, he has also sung in Munich (at the Bavarian State Opera), Tokyo (at the New National Theatre), and San Diego. Arutjun Kotchinian also performs in recital and concert, singing with conductors such as Gerd Albrecht, Michail and Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Christian Thielemann, and Marek Janowski.

Discography

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