M. Mus. - Florida State University, B. Mus. - University of Toronto

Raffi Altounian's musical diversity has led him to a performing career that has included concert, television and radio performances throughout Canada and the U.S. as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.

Mr. Altounian is active as a recording artist, having appeared as soloist and chamber musician on the Centredisks, Naxos and Mel Bay Publications recording labels . Included in these recordings are collaborations with the Fracanapa Ensemble, the violin/guitar collaboration Duo Capriccio, a publication of solo blues pieces by composer William Beauvais, as well as a set of four quartets by the same composer. In all of these recordings, Mr. Altounian has explored a wide range of genres including classical, jazz, celtic, gypsy and latin music.

Mr. Altounian studied guitar performance, pedagogy and composition at the Universities of Toronto and Montreal during his undergraduate years and at Florida State University for his graduate studies. Raffi Altounian's students have been accepted into professional musical institutions, universities and colleges and have been the recipients of Royal Conservatory awards, major scholarships at the university level and top prizes at national competitions.

ARCT Preparation Yes
Educational_Background M. Mus. - Florida State University; B. Mus. - University of Toronto/ University de Montreal
Instructor at Glenn Gould School No
Instructor at The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists No
Instruments / Subjects Taught Electric Bass
Electric Guitar
Guitar
Languages Spoken in Addition to English Armenian
Lesson Duration (mins) 30
45
60
75+
Lesson Frequency bi-weekly
monthly
occasional
weekly
Member of the College of Examiners No
Minimum Age of Student 0
Musical Styles Blues
Celtic
Classical
Contemporary
Folk
Jazz
Jazz Improvisation
Latin
Rock
RCM Examination Preparation (Beginner - Grade 10) Yes
Student Proficiency Level Required Advanced
Beginner
Intermediate
Teaching & Professional Experience Mr. Altounian's musical diversity has led him to a performing career that has included recital, orchestral, major motion picture, television and radio performances throughout Canada and the U.S. as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Mr. Altounian's diversity as a guitarist extends beyond his formal training as a classical guitarist, he is also engaged as a lutenist and jazz guitarist. In addition, Mr. Altounian is active as a recording artist, having appeared as a soloist with MGM studios and as a chamber musician on CD's distributed by Centredisks, Naxos and Mel Bay Publications. Included in these are two CD's as part of the violin/guitar collaboration Duo Capriccio, a publication of solo blues pieces by composer William Beauvais, as well as a set of four quartets by the same composer. In all of these recordings, Mr. Altounian has explored a wide range of genres including classical, jazz, celtic, gypsy, latin and popular music. Mr. Altounian has also been active and sought after as a producer and mus
Teaching Methods Suzuki
Traditional
Years Teaching at The Royal Conservatory School 8

School:

  • Royal Conservatory School

Instrument:

  • Guitar

Faculty Type:

Studio/Private Faculty
Classroom Faculty