The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia was founded in 2005 by conductor Sergey Smbatyan, who is also its artistic director and principal conductor. Young and talented musicians’ maturity to follow the right path of life, diligence and devotion to the art had a significant contribution to the establishment of the Orchestra. Musicians are full of energy and purposefulness thus smoothing way for great stages and rapidly increasing international awards. The orchestra performed with numerous concerts both in Armenia and beyond its borders.
Sergey Smbatyan was born in 1987 in Yerevan in a family of musicians. At the age of four he started studying the violin and was first taught by his grandmother T.Hayrapetyan. Later on he continued studying with Bagrat Vardanyan and Zakhar Bron. While becoming an accomplished concert violinist, Mr. Smbatyan showed great interest in conducting and started his studies at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, where he attended conducting lessons of Yuri Davtyan, and the legendary Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow simultaneously.