Suren Mkrtchyan teaches Singing in Glendale, CA and online, focusing on classical and musical theatre training. His specialty is teaching “bel canto” style, which emphasizes the beauty of tone, associated with the lost art of Italian singing. Mr. Mkrtchyan is from Yerevan, Armenia. In 1990 after graduating from high school he was admitted to Yerevan Architectural & Constructional Institute, which he completed in 1996 receiving qualification of an Engineer-Builder. In 1996 he was admitted to Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas in the vocal-theoretical faculty of Professor Svetlanna Kolosaryan’s class, and he graduated from Master’s program in 2002. 2002-2003 he graduated from Doctor of Musical Arts Program of the same Conservatory. From 2007 -2008 he trained at the famous Italian vocal master Mario Melani.
Since year 2000 Suren Mkrtchyan is a Soloist at Yerevan National Academic Opera & Ballet Theater named after Alexander Spendiarov. Same year he appeared with concerts in England & Germany, USA & Sweden, Greece & Poland, Italia & Korea, Iran & Russia, Austria & Ukraine. With his diverse repertoire Suren Mkrtchyan appeared with Armenian, Russian, European & Western European Composer’s most difficult works, such as (Jose) in Bizet’s “Carmen,” (Pollion) in Bellini’s “Norma”, (Mitridat) in Vivaldi’s “Tigran the Great”, (Narrator) in L. Tjegnavorian’s “Rustam & Zohrap,” (Luiji) in Puccini’s “Il Tabarro,” (Alfredo, Manrico & Ismael) in Verdee’s “La Traviata,” “Il Trovatore” & “Nabucco” operas, (Monostatos) in Mozart’s “Magic Flute,” (Tirith & Elsantur) in Chukhajyan’s “Arshak II” & “Zemire,” (Saro) in Tigranyan’s “Anush,” in Mozart’s “Requiem” & “Messa of Coronation,” in Dvorak’s “Requiem,” in Verdi’s “Requiem,” in Tjegnavorian’s “Life of the Christ,” in (Lenskiy) in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugeny Onegin,” in Rossini’s “Messa Sollinele,” in Puccini’s “Messa Di Gloria,” in Beethoven’s “9th symphony,” and in I. Andreveasov’s “2nd symphony.”
In year 2003 Mr. Mkrtchyan was awarded “the best performer” title during Sayat-Nova pan-Armenian Competition, which took place in Yerevan. In year 2004 he was awarded the title of Laureate during “April Spring” international competition-festival, which took place in Korea. He promoted concert activities in Yerevan State Philharmonics & Chamber orchestra, as well in Radio & TV State Orchestra. He appeared on the best stages of the world such as Carnegie Hall in New York, St. Johns, Smith Square Hall in London, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Meharon Hall in Tessaloniki, Tahlare Vahdat Hall in Tehran, and Minoretten Hall, Vienna. He worked with famous conductors such as Yuri Kolobov, George Pehlevanyan, Facundo Agudin, Carlos Vieu, Karen Durgaryan, Loris Tjegnavorian, Aram Gharabekyan, Hovhanes Tchekijyan, Eduard Topchyan, Alireza Shavachinezad, Ohan Duryan, Megmet Turgumbaev, Dmitro Logvin, Byron Fidetsis, Vincent Martinez Alpuente, Mikael Avetisyan, Frank Fetta & many more. Mr. Mkrtchyan has participated in well-known festivals such as the “Mozart Festival”& “Oster Klang Festival” in Vienna (Austria), “Kiev Summer Festival” in Kiev (Ukraine). He owns numerous recordings performed with Armenian & other foreign companies.
Since year 2007 Suren Mkrtchyan lives and works in USA. He is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, and has been a Soloist of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra.