Aram Demirjian
Currently serving as Music Director for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Aram Demirjian is sought after as a conductor for his dynamic performances, insightful interpretations and charismatic rapport with audiences. American-born and of Armenian descent, Demirjian is already leaving his mark on the region’s musical culture with creative programming, innovative collaborations and energetic community engagement. In the 2017-18 season, Demirjian’s calendar has included two programs in Philadelphia, debuts with the Detroit Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony and a performance with the New England Conservatory Symphony. Demirjian also enjoys frequent collaborations with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Demirjian is involved in a substantial breadth of education and community outreach initiatives with the goal of ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, background or circumstance, has access to great symphonic music. Demirjian is a recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award in 2017 and holds the 2011 Robert J. Harth Conducting Prize from the Aspen Music Festival, where he was a three-time Conducting Fellow in the Aspen Conducting Academy. He has appeared in masterclasses with renowned conductors including Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Easter Festival and Kurt Masur at Manhattan School of Music.Demirjian holds a Bachelor of Arts in music and government from Harvard University and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from New England Conservatory.