Armenian bass Arshak Kuzikyan graduated with a Master’s degree from the Yerevan State Conservatory in 2005. Having completed the Continuing education course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2013. Arshak is a currently back at RCS to do a Master’s degree at the Alexander Gibson Opera School under the tutelage of Scott Johnson. Arshak is generously supported by The Hamilton Duval Music Scholarship, The Hon. Isabel Catto, OBE, Memorial Scholarship and The John and Caroline Sibbald Scholarship .
His previous opera roles include Leporello , Don Giovanni (Armenian Opera Theatre), Dulcamara, L’elisir d’amore and Raimondo, Lucia di Lammermoor ( Yeyrevan Opera Studio) , Tempo, Nettuno, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (RCS), Publio, La clemenza di Tito, (RCS) Rambaldo , La Rondine (RCS) Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro in Trentino music festival (Italy).
Arshak’s pizes include first prize at Pvael Lisitian and Tatevik Sazandaryan (Armenian), Russian Song Prize 2013 (RCS) First Prize at Ye Cronies opera award 2014 (RCS). He is a scholarship holder from George Solti Academia and had the privilege of working with Dennis O’Neil, Angela Gheorghiu and Richard Bonynge in Casteglione della Pescaia ( Italy) in 2012. Arshak is also a Samling Artist where he worked with Sir Thomas Allen and Malcom Martineau.