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Vardan Hakobyan



Born in: Yerevan, Armenia
With Shen Yun Since: 2015

Vardan Hakobyan is the former conductor of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and principal conductor of the Armenian Youth Chamber Orchestra. He studied conducting at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory and earned his master’s degree in both double bass performance and conducting at the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan (Armenia). Winner of the 2005 International Conductors Workshop and Competition in Macon, Georgia (U.S.A.), he was founder and artistic director of the Emin Khachaturian Competition for Young Performers and the Cadenza Soloists ensemble, both in Armenia.