Bedros Shetilian






Bedros Shetilian graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the class of Yuri Temirkanov. He has worked with many internationally known orchestras like the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.  Bedros was awarded a medal and a diploma from the Russian Cultural Foundation for his achievements in conducting.  He has participated in several music festivals such as the Moscow Easter Festival and Borgholms International Music Festival in Sweden and has toured several countries like England, Sweden and Finland.   

In 2003 Bedros with his family moved to the United States. In 2008 he founded The Troy Orchestra in Troy, New York, and was the Music Director for over five years. During the past few years, Bedros participated in St. Petersburg Palaces International Music Festival, where he conducted Mozart’s Requiem and received high critical acclaims. Bedros' recent engagements include concerts with London Mozart Players at St. John's Smith Square and with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. 

In recent years Bedros was rewarded the highest Diamond Prize at the online Royal Music Competition. He also received a Technical Marvel special award at the same contest.  One of Bedros' received awards was the Best Conductor and Gold Star prizes at the Music and Stars Awards.

Besides being a musician Bedros Shetilian is also an ordained priest for the Armenian Apostolic Church and currently lives in Massachusetts, USA where he combines both his callings - being a musician and a clergyman.



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