Raffi Altounian

Raffi Altounian’s musical diversity has led him to a performing career that has included concert, television, film and radio performances throughout North America as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.

Raffi is also active as a recording artist, having appeared as soloist and chamber musician on the Centredisks, Naxos, and Mel Bay Publications labels . Included in these recordings are collaborations with the Imagine Ensemble, Fracanapa Ensemble, Duo Capriccioso, and the Ton Beau string quartet, as well as solo and chamber works by composer William Beauvais. In all of these recordings, he  has explored a wide range of genres including classical, jazz and celtic music.

Recent performance highlights include concerts at Koerner Hall, Mazzoleni Hall, a mainstage performance at the Toronto Harbourfront Music Festival as well as a principal role alongside Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton in an MGM major motion picture production in which he performs excerpts from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. 

Mr. Altounian currently resides in Toronto and is part of the guitar faculty at the Royal Conservatory of Music.