Born in 1990 in Yerevan, conductor, composer and pianist Alexandr Iradyan has represented Armenia in more than 15 countries, including the United Kingdom, Russia, France, Belgium, Germany, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Georgia as well as in the United States.
His professional career started at the age of 16 when he performed his piano concerto with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Alexandr is a winner of major competitions such as the Aram Khachaturian International Competition (First Prize), Grand-Prix of Ekaterinburg International Piano Competition and others. His music has been performed in Carnegie Hall (New York), BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels) etc.
In 2014 Iradyan’s ballet alternative psychodrama “Memos of a suicide” was staged in the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Armenia. As a composer, he has graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas and later in 2014 Alexandr continued his studies as a conductor at Brussels Royal Conservatory. In two years he moved to Berlin to study at the International Conducting Academy by the UdK (Universität der Künste) Berlin. In 2019 Alexandr has received his master's degree from the UdK and since then he lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In 2021 he was awarded a Special Prize at the Aram Khachatruain International Conducting Competition which gave him an opportunity to be invited as a guest conductor at the Warmian Masurian Philharmonic Orchestra. After a great success in February 2022, Iradyan got an invitation for another performance with the same orchestra in the concert season 2022-2023.
In the last decade, Alexandr worked with renowned musicians such as Mischa Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, George Pehlivanian, Belgian National Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Magdeburg Philharmonic, has participated in masterclasses with Robin Ticciati (Deutsches Symphonie Orchester), Sir Roger Norrington, Grzegorz Nowak (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London). In 2021 Alexandr became the chief conductor and artistic director of the Sonoris Orchestra Berlin.
Beginning from 2019, Mr Iradyan is a guest conductor at the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia as well as holds a position of a conducting teacher at the Berlin University of Arts (Universität der Künste Berlin).