KEVORK ANDONIAN is a composer and pianist from Ottawa, Canada. He is currently pursuing post- graduate studies in music composition and film scoring at UCLA, where he is also a teaching fellow. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University where he studied composition with the late Canadian composer Patrick Cardy, graduating with highest honors in 2001. The recipient of many scholarships and awards, He was also awarded the Carleton University Medal in Music upon his graduation. He holds a Master of Music in theory and composition from the University of Ottawa where he also taught as a part-time professor.
Canada, the United States, Europe and Armenia have all hosted performances of Mr. Andonian’s various compositions and arrangements. World-class musicians, including members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in addition to the Omaha Symphony and the Grammy-nominated Lincoln Trio, have performed his musical works.
In Belgium, flutist Marc Grauwels and marimbist Sarah Mouradoglou recorded a composition by Kevork titled “A Longing for Joy” for the Naxos record label. The name of the album is Music for Flute and Percussion, Vol. 2. Recently, he composed a work for Native American flute, violin, frame drum and piano which was released on the album titled Aboriginal Inspirations. The work is called “Of the Dancing of the Spirits at Night” and the Native flute player for this project is Ron Korb, who was Grammy-nominated in 2016.
In April 2019, a French song that Kevork co-wrote and produced with European artists was released. The song is titled "Tes derniers mots pour l’Arménie" [Your Last Words for Armenia] and dedicated to all victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Kevork Andonian stopped by our Virtual Event on November 7th to discuss his work.