About Adam

Adam Ambarzumjan is an internationally award-winning clarinetist and since 2020 principal clarinetist of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra. As a soloist and chamber musician he is a prize winner of international music competitions. In 2023 he won a special prize as a chamber music partner at the German Music Competition and was accepted as a scholarship holder in the German Music Competition concert promotion for the 2024/25 concert season.

He received 1st prize in the Rising Stars Grand Prix – International Music Competition Berlin, 1st prize in the Tiziano Rossetti International Music Competition 2022, 2nd prize in the Anton Rubinstein International Competition for Woodwinds 2021, 2nd prize in the Odin International Music Competition 2022. As a soloist with orchestra, he regularly gives guest performances of the clarinet concertos by Mozart, Weber, Copland and others.

In 2017, he started studying clarinet with Prof. Norbert Kaiser at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree. Master classes with Professors Hans-Dietrich Klaus, Martin Spangenberg, Thomas Lindhorst, Johannes Peitz, Manfred Lindner and Thorsten Johanns gave him valuable impulses.

Adam Ambarzumjan played in the Stuttgart State Opera, in the National Theater in Mannheim, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, i.a., and was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera.

He has been awarded scholarships from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Stuttgart, the Bavarian Music Council, the New Liszt Foundation, the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Deutschlandstipendium a. o.

As a young student with Prof. Harald Harrer at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg, he was taught by Georg Arzberger, Stefan Jank and Manfred Preis.

In the Duo Hamlet & Adam, he plays together with his brother and pianist Hamlet Ambarzumjan. As part of their “Neustart Konzerte” initiative, they went on a concert tour throughout Germany to contribute to the revival of the cultural scene. In 2021, the brothers’ initiative was awarded a grant from the German government and GVL, as well as being supported by numerous cultural offices and institutions.

„Adam Ambarzumjan is without doubt a master of his instrument.“
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Repertoire

Clarinet & orchestra

  • Heinrich J. Bärmann – Clarinet Concerto Op. 23
  • Franz Krommer – Clarinet Concerto Op. 36
  • Johan G. Hendrik Mann – Concerto op. 90
  • Wolfgang Am. Mozart – Clarinet Concerto K622
  • Ignaz Pleyel – Clarinet Concerto No. 1
  • Gioachino Rossini – Introduction, Theme & Variations
  • Pablo de Sarasate – Carmen-Fantasy
  • Louis Spohr – Clarinet Concertos
  • Carl Stamitz – Clarinet Concertos
  • Johann Stamitz – Clarinet Concerto
  • Carl Maria von Weber – Clarinet Concertos
  • Carl Maria von Weber – Concertino
  • …and others

Clarinet & string quartet

  • Heinrich J. Bärmann – Clarinet Quintet Op. 23
  • Johannes Brahms – Clarinet Quintet Op. 115
  • Carl Maria v. Weber – Clarinet Quintet Op. 34
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart – Clarinet Quintet KV 581
  • Wolfgang A. Mozart – Adagio KV 580a
  • Anton Reicha – Clarinet Quintet in B-Dur
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer – Clarinet Quintet

Clarinet & piano

  • Johannes Brahms – Sonatas Op. 120
  • Norbert Burgmüller – Duo op. 15
  • Howard Ferguson – Four Short Pieces
  • Jean Françaix – Tema con variazioni (1974)
  • Niels Wilhelm Gade – Fantasy Pieces Op. 43
  • Jean-Xavier-Lefèvre – Sonatas
  • Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Sonata Es-Dur
  • André Messager – Solo de Concours
  • Francis Poulenc – Clarinet Sonata
  • Sergei Prokofiev – “Romeo & Juliet” Pieces
  • Henri Rabaud – Solo de Concours
  • Max Reger – Sonatas
  • Max Reger – Albumblatt & Tarantella
  • Camille Saint-Saens – Sonata Op. 167
  • Pablo de Sarasate – Carmen-Fantasy
  • Franz Schubert – Arpeggione-Sonata D821
  • Clara Schumann – Three Romances Op. 22
  • Robert Schumann – Adagio und Allegro Op. 70
  • Robert Schumann – Three Romances Op. 94
  • Robert Schumann – Fantasy Pieces Op. 73
  • Robert Schumann – 5 Pieces in Folk style Op. 102
  • James Waterson – Morceau de Concert
  • Carl Maria von Weber – Gran Duo Concertant
  • Carl Maria von Weber – Introduction, theme and variations

Trios

  • clarinet, cello, piano
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio Op. 11
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Trio Op. 38
  • Johannes Brahms – Trio Op. 114
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky – Trio Op. 3
  • Arvo Pärt – Mozart-Adagio
  • Nino Rota – Trio Op. 114
  • Jörg Widmann – Nachtstück

 

  • clarinet, violin, piano
  • Aram Khachaturian – Trio
  • Bela Bartok – Kontraste
  • Darius Milhaud – Suite op. 157B
  • Igor Strawinsky – Histoire du soldat Suite

 

  • clarinet, viola, piano
  • Max Bruch – Acht Stücke, Op. 83
  • W. A. Mozart – Trio Es-Dur KV 498
  • Robert Schumann – Märchenerzählungen

 

  • clarinet, voice, piano
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “Titus”- Aria
  • Franz Schubert – „Der Hirt auf dem Felsen“
  • Franz Schubert – Romanze Nr. 2
  • Wilfried Hiller – Die zerstreute Brillenschlange
  • Louis Spohr – 6 Deutsche Lieder, Op. 103
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer – Hirtenlied
  • Matyas Seiber – Drei Morgensternlieder