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Alvart Apoyan

Violin Teaching Artist, Instrument Specialist

Alvart started violin lessons at 4 years of age and she participated in community concerts as soon as she could play her first piece. When she was 6 years old, she played in her first Eisteddfod and came first in her section. At 7 years old, she began developing her technique with Robin Wilson at the Australian Institute of Music, while starting musicianship and ensemble classes for the first time. At age 10 she immersed herself in intensive lessons with Perry Tonoyan, and was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music High School in 2004. She graduated in 2008 with Wanda Wilkomirska as her violin teacher, and with a newly found passion for the viola, Alvart began playing in ensembles on both violin and viola, and in different orchestras in Sydney (Metropolitan Orchestra, Balmain Sinfonia, TKS orchestra, Rockdale Orchestra). In 2009, she started teaching violin and interactive music classes at Platinum Education. After her solo recital in 2011, she moved overseas to further her studies on the viola at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, and had the wonderful opportunity to learn and perform with many different musicians from around the world, performing in ensembles at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, the Aram Khachaturian House Museum and the Arno Babajanian Concert Hall.

Upon returning to Sydney, she started teaching full time, and has taught hundreds of students at her private studio and at over eight primary schools and institutes. Drawing on her 25+ years of experience as a musician and her 10+ years of experience as an educator, she offers lessons that are structured while also leaving a lot of room for inspiration, connection and enjoyment along the way. Through listening and practising thoughtfully and with consistent effort, her philosophy is that all students can be inspired to explore the uniqueness of each piece with the help of a solid technical foundation.

Alvart Apoyan
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