Asadour SantourianBack To Artist-Faculty
Asadour Santourian, vice president for artistic administration and artistic advisor of the Aspen Music Festival and School, has been with the AMFS since 2003. He has developed the season themes, other artistic initiatives including the Overtures series featuring the chamber music of Beethoven and Mozart and the thematic minifestivals. In his time the AMFS has garnered seven ASCAP Awards for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music. Previously artistic director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Gergiev Festival in Rotterdam, he is a member of the Recommendation Board of the Avery Fischer Career Grants among others and has served on several jury panels including the Wigmore International Song Competition, the Dublin International Piano Competition, the Barlow Endowment, Young Concert Artists, Inc., and Princess Christina Concours in addition to being a regular lecturer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a featured lecturer for its 2012 Mahler Project. From 1991 to 2000 he was the Minnesota Orchestra’s director of artistic planning. He will be a member of the Jury for the upcoming Wigmore International Song Competition this September.