Ruben Kosemyan

About Ruben

In my opinion from the part of the performer, music should be realized in such way that every segment in its turn should obey the whole structure

Ruben Kosemyan.

Canadian concert violinist Ruben Kosemyan born in Armenia and at the age four began studying violin under the guidance of his father Alexander Kosemyan (violist with the State Komitas quartet), and Tatyana Hayrapetyan in Special Music School after P.Tchaikovsky.

The age of 11 he was selected to play in Kremlin for the famous Leonid Kogan. First debut with orchestra, was at age 8, when he performed concerts of Mozart and Mendelssohn.

In 1987 he moved to Moscow to continue his musical education at the Moscow State Conservatory with professor Maya Glezarova he also received instruction from Professor Eduard Tatevosyan in Yerevan State Conservatory.

Ruben has attended master-classes under the guidance of Leonid Kogan, Igor Oistrach, Tibor Varga, Ruben Aharonyan (first violin of State Borodin quartet), Jean Ter-Merguerian, Ivan Monigetti, and Dominique de Williencourt. In 1997 Ruben was granted the prestigious Vladimir Spivakov scholarship.

In 1998 he began teaching violin and chamber ensemble classes at the Yerevan State Conservatory, and in 2000 Ruben was selected as head of the department of classical music at the House of Music and Culture, Kish island.

He has appeared with concerts in Armenia, Germany, France, Iran, the USA, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Malaysia and Russia and has performed the Brahms double concerto for violin and cello, violin concertos of Khachaturian, Saryan, Tchaikowsky, Mendelssohn, Glazunov, Mozart, Bruch, Bach, Hairapetyan, Shahrimanyan and many others.

2004 Ruben became the scholarship holder of the “Denkmalschmiede Hoefgen” cultural center, for the “Die Brücke” project where he completed transcriptions for violin/piano and cello/piano. Since 2005 Ruben has concentrated on playing more modern music, especially the Armenian classical and modern composers of which he has made a series of recordings.

In 2005 Ruben Kosemyan found the Piano Trio. On October 31st, 2007 he was awarded a gold medal, “Unesco Aram Khachaturian centenary” by the “Composers Union” of R. A. In 2009 Ruben was invited to join the “Khachaturian” State quartet as first violin, where he worked until 2010. Ruben is the author of “Violin technique as a means of musical expression”.

Since 2010 he has been living in Canada where he’s organized a group of professional musicians for live performances and recordings of classical and modern music. He made his Canadian debut with famous Canadian conductor Nurhan Arman and “Sinfonia Toronto”.
In 2015 received Canadian Citizenship.