Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra




Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra announce China tour

Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra announce China tour

The ANPO will visit Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuxi, Changzhou and Changshu over the New Year period, opening with two concerts in Shanghai’s Grand Theatre on 27 December 2019 The orchestra will perform a programme of Armenian and Russian music to showcase the orchestra’s rich heritage...

Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin

Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra debut at the Konzerthaus Berlin

The ANPO triumphed under the baton of Eduard Topchjan at this sold out concert, hosted by the Armenian Ambassador to Germany and attended by the Armenian President, Armen Sarkisyan The performance took place at Berlin’s Konzerthaus, and was given in commemoration of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, on his 115th birthday Playing to a packed hall ...


Founded in 1925 by Arshak Adamian and Alexander Spendiaryan, and resident at Yerevan’s Aram Khachaturian Hall, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) is one of Eastern Europe’s leading orchestras.  Under Topchjan’s leadership, the orchestra has undertaken extensive international touring, serving as an ambassador for Armenian arts and culture worldwide.

Since its foundation, ANPO has been committed to promoting cultural and musical awareness in Armenia.  With diverse programming that celebrates both symphonic and operatic traditions, ANPO is also recognised for its commitment to contemporary music – with commissions from Dmitry Kabalevsky, Aram Khachaturian, and Krzysztof Penderecki, amongst others.

Throughout its history, ANPO has worked with leading artists.  Amongst these are such names as David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, and Mstislav Rostropovich, and past Artistic Directors include Valery Gergiev (1981-1985).

The orchestra has a discography of over 40 recordings, released to critical acclaim on labels such as OEHMS Classics and BIS.  ANPO also hosts the annual Yerevan International Music Festival, directed by Alexander Chaushian and Eduard Topchjan.  The festival boasts a dynamic and multifaceted programme, with visits from artists of international renown.


Spirited national identity…one of the leading orchestras of the Former Soviet Union.
- Los Angeles Times