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Ashot Dumanyan was born and raised in the musically and culturally vibrant city of Yerevan, Armenia where he started his journey as a Violinist at the tender age of 6 years old. Recognized for his visionary talent and commitment as a young adult, he was chosen to receive a scholarship to attend Yerevan's Tchaikovsky Music School where his passion for violin grew into a professional pursuit. After graduating, he further mastered his knowledge in music at Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan as a teacher's assistant while earning a Master of Music in Violin Performance.

After completing his formal education in 2010, Ashot spent a few years internationally touring with Armenian State Symphony Orchestra (ASSO) where he performed classical masterpieces at premier entertainment venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Dolby Theatre, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, Grand Théâtre de Québec, Odessa Philharmonic Theatre, BOZAR Theatre, Chicago Symphony Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Roy Thomson Hall and Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.

In 2013, Ashot moved to New York City where he played violin for 2 years with world-renowned Shen Yun Performing Arts and conducted group classes for orchestra members before relocating to California. Ashot has performed as a participating violinist in West Dean Chamber Music Festival, North Norfolk Music Festival, Young Euro Classic, Vardanyan Quartet, Belfry Symphony Orchestra, UCLA Philharmonic, Dream Orchestra, Santa Clarita Philharmonic, Voce dell’Orchestra, Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra and LA Chamber Music Company.

Throughout his career, Ashot has had the privilege of working under the instruction of master musicians such as Bagrat Vardanyan, Levon Chilingirian and Simon Rowland-Jones. He’s also had the honor of collaborating with leading composers and Maestros including Sergey Smbaytan, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov, Mark Gorenstein, Marko Boemi, Isaak Karaptchewski, Christopher Woren Green, Vig Zartman and Karen Durgaryan.

Currently, Ashot resides in Los Angeles as a music contractor and active member of various orchestras, as well as arranging orchestral strings for film soundtracks, television and video games.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 03 2021
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Snarky Puppy, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Ravel

Instrument experience:



Violin, Viola