NATIONAL CENTRE OF CHAMBER MUSIC

Anna Bakunts

Anna Bakunts was born in 1971 in Yerevan. She graduated from Sayat Nova and P. Tchaikovsky Music Schools(piano department). In 1988 she entered Komitas State Conservatory,Yerevan (theoretical department). At the Conservatory, she began to take organ lessons in Vahagn Stamboltsyan`s class. In 1990 she started her concert activities as a solo-organist.

 Since 1996, she has frequently performed on tours abroad (France, Germany, Italy and Vatican). In 2000 she received "Johann Sebastian Bach” (“Sonder-Bachpreis") award at the Johann Sebastian Bach International Organ Contest in Leipzig (Germany) and subsequently started musical tours in different cities of Germany (Leipzig, Berlin, Würzburg, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Bonn, Hamburg).

In 2001 she started to study at Hamburg Music Academy, Germany, where her teachers were prof. Volfgang Tserer (organ) and prof. Dietrich Vagler (improvisation). During those years, she’d collaborated with various orchestras and famous conductors (Felix Hammer, Hartvig Eshenburg...).

From 2008 Anna Bakunts is an organ class professor at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. She often performs in the concerts in different cities of Armenia and cooperates with the numerous conductors (Vahan Mardirossian, Tigran Heqeqyan, Robert Mlqeyan, Hovhannes Tchekidjyan...).

Since 2014, Anna Bakunts regularly performs in St. Petersburg and participates in the music festivals (“Romantic organ of white nights”, “Dialogue of organ schools: West and East”), presenting not only the Western, but also the Armenian music.