Angela Najaryan BA, MA, PGDip RAM
After initial studies in Violin at the Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan, Armenia where she received the Red Diploma (Highest Honours), Angela was awarded a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London where she has performed with conductors including Sir. Colin Davis, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Ignat Solzhenitsyn, as well as being a regular member of the Academy Soloists, a string ensemble led by Clio Gould.
Before coming to the U.K, Angela spent a year as First Violin in the Spendaryan State Opera and Ballet orchestra in Yerevan, as well as teaching for a year in the Tchaikovsky specialist music school.
Described as a “virtuoso violinist” by the Daily Telegraph, Angela has performed regularly in choral and orchestral concerts at venues including the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican Centre, Southwark Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Shoreditch Town Hall and St. Paul’s, Covent Garden. Angela has also performed across Europe and the Middle East.
Since moving to the U.K in 2006, Angela has been teaching privately and at both primary and secondary level in schools in and around London, and since 2008 has been working for London Music Masters as a Lead Violin Tutor for their Bridge Project where she gives individual and group lessons, as well as leading several string ensembles. Her students have performed at several prestigious venues in London, including the Royal Festival Hall with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra; the Barbican Centre and at the Purcell Room, performing alongside Benjamin Grosvenor.
In 2013 Angela’s students were finalists in the String Ensemble category of the national competition Music for Youth.