Jean Ter-Mergerian
Armenia, °1936 - 2015
VIOLIN 1963 : Ninth Prize
Jean Ter-Mergerian received the first prize for violin at the Marseilles Conservatoire at the age of 11. In the same year he gave his first recital, performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor and Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor. He continued his musical studies in Yerevan with Karp Dombayev and then at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of David Oistrakh. He is a prizewinner of international violin competitions, such as the Prague Spring, Tchaikovsky and Queen Elisabeth competitions. He also got the first Grand Prize at the Jacques Thibaud Competition.

Jean Ter-Mergerian taught at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, having simultaneously multiple concerts in the ex-USSR, Western Europe, South America, the United States and Canada. His solo performances were accompanied by orchestras of different countries conducted by famous conductors, among which Aram Khachaturian conducting his own violin concerto.

Jean Ter-Merguerian is a member of juries of international competitions: Paganini in Italy, Sarasate in Spain, Tchaikovsky in Moscow etc. Living in France, he gives master classes there and abroad.
Final (24/05/1963)
Nicolò Paganini I Palpiti op. 13
Léon Jongen Concerto in D major
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Jean Ter-Mergerian, violin
Larica Panteleeva, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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