A former winner of the Penderecki Competition, Siranossian joins the roster for global management

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Cellist Astrig Siranossian © Bernard Martinez

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Harrison Parrott has announced the signing of cellist Astrig Siranossian for global management. Siranossian has enjoyed an international performance career since her victory at the 2013 International Penderecki Competition, where she won first prize and multiple special prizes.

She frequently collaborates with conductors such as Lahav Shani, François-Xavier Roth, Nabil Shehata and Myung-Whun Chung and performs alongside notable artists including Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, Martha Argerich, Emmanuel Pahud and Yo-Yo Ma. Her performances have graced major concert halls like the Paris Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Walt Disney Hall, and Berlin Philharmonie.

Since 2015, Siranossian has served as the artistic director of Musicades in Romans sur Isère, a festival that blends music with other artistic disciplines. She founded ‘Spidak Sevane’ in 2019 to support children in Lebanon and Armenia through music. Recently, she took on the role of artistic director at the Adèle Clément Cello Festival and will direct the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Festival starting in 2024.

Her discography includes her 2022 album Duo-Solo (2022), which melds her Armenian heritage with compositions by Bach, Kodály, and Ligeti;  Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto no.1 (2021); Khachaturian’s Cello Concerto, Penderecki’s Cello Concerto no.2 and Dear Mademoiselle (2020), a tribute to Nadia Boulanger. She is set to release a recording of the Elgar Cello Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by François-Xavier Roth. 

Siranossian was born into a family of musicians. After gaining a place at the Lyon Regional Conservatoire at age eight, she pursued her studies at the Lyon National Conservatoire, graduating at the age of 18 with the highest distinction. She completed her musical education at the Hochschüle für Musik in Basel, studying under Ivan Monighetti, obtaining her concert master’s and soloist master’s with distinction.
Siranossian performs on a 1676 Francesco Rugieri cello, generously loaned by the Boubo Music Foundation, and on a 1756 Gennaro Gagliano cello which previously belonged to Sir John Barbirolli.

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