Photo: Marianne Uzankichyan

Hazard Chase is very pleased to welcome Eduard Topchjan to our roster for worldwide general management, as well as the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra for worldwide touring.

Celebrated for his extraordinary talent, clear conducting style and innate musicality, Eduard Topchjan is Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. At its helm since 2000, he has led the orchestra on extensive tours to Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, and the USA among others, and to venues such as Moscow’s Conservatory’s Great Hall and Bolshoi Theatre, Berlin’s Konzerthaus and Brucknerhaus Linz.

As a guest conductor he has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of Frankfurt Opera, the Stuttgart, Prague and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestras, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and the Orchestra della Toscana, to name a few.

By way of background, Eduard initially studied violin at the Yerevan Conservatory, and subsequently pursued conducting studies with Ohan Durian, as well as in consultations with Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado and Nello Santi. He founded the Serenade Chamber Orchestra in 1991, and has held artistic director positions at music festivals such as the Yerevan International Music Festival, which he co-founded in 2007 together with cellist Alexander Chaushian.