Concert Performance 1956-1982 Overview
Before beginning her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris, Ursula Bagdasarjanz was awarded 1st prize at the Concours Bellan in Paris, France. While still studying, she made her first radio recording with Radio Paris-Inter. Many were to follow with the same station. After having completed her studies with the "Premier Prix de Violon", she returned to Switzerland. Her substantial concert career led her, in addition to solo performances in Switzerland, to a long concert tour in Spain, Germany and Finland, where she became the Turku City Orchestra soloist. In Switzerland, she repeatedly performed as soloist with great orchestras and famous conductors, such as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the city orchestras of Winterthur (in Winterthur, Glarus and Uster), St. Gallen, Aarau, Solothurn and Olten as well as the "Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana". Ursula Bagdasarjanz gave violin concerts and recitals at many music centres abroad: in Switzerland and, among others, in Barcelona, Berlin, Heidelberg, Darmstadt, Zurich, Winterthur, Geneva, Schaffhausen, Basel, Bern, Rorschach, Rapperswil, Herisau, and Stans. Her recordings in the radio studios of Zurich, Lugano, Paris and Berlin contributed significantly to making her more renowned as a Swiss soloist.
Ursula Bagdasarjanz performed as soloist and narrator in a ZDF TV documentary, which introduced the public to a Swiss industrialist's pre-eminent collection of Stradivarius instruments. She was also part of the "Tonhalle Wettbewerb Zurich" jury (competition by Tonhalle Zurich).
In July 2001, 2002 and in 2004, Ursula Bagdasarjanz was invited to Romania to give violin master classes in Târgu-Mureş. She was also member of the jury of the Constantin Silvestri music competition. Ursula Bagdasarjanz gave an interview to radio Bucureşti. Her CDs are highly appreciated.
Her long co-operation with the pianist Gisela Schoeck, the daughter of the composer Othmar Schoeck, should be particularly noted. In addition, in June 1995, Ursula Bagdasarjanz was heard with Dr. Knaus on "Musik à la Carte", the Swiss Radio DRS broadcast, accompanied by music pieces from her CDs.
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