Royal Academy of Music, London
Haroutune Bedelian is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, where, at age twenty, he won the first prize in the BBC Violin Competition. He has performed in major cities, festivals, and concerts in major cities, festivals, and concert halls throughout North and South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Middle East, and has appeared in numerous radio and television broadcasts.
Among his critical accolades are the following: "Alert, subtle artist as well as a superb instrumentalist" (New York Times). "The result was a powerful music making, virtuosity going hand in hand with unswerving loyalty to the composer" (The Strad Magazine). "Virtuosity comes to him as second nature, but it is used as a means to the interpretive freedom and sense of style that characterizes his playing above all else" (The London Times). "Refined and sensitive musician. Controlled, clean and effortless playing making light of the most formidable difficulties" (The London Guardian). "Technical and musical resources of virtuoso class" (Los Angeles Times).
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Irvine, Mr. Bedelian was Professor of Violin at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
2007 saw the release of J. S. Bach's 6 Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin in its entirety for the first time on DVD, performed by Mr. Bedelian.