Artistic Director & Conductor

Sipan Olah is an award-winning opera singer (tenor) and choir conductor. He graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (Armenia), earning an MA degree with honours. Sipan further developed his conducting techniques with the distinguished professor Davit Ghazaryan (Yerevan). He also perfected his singing with the well-known bass Barsegh Tumanyan (Yerevan) and the tenor Philip Doghan at the Royal Academy of Music, London.

In 2003, Sipan received a scholarship from the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation (which supports highly talented young musicians). In 2007, he won the Gold Medal in the Republic of Armenia Arts Festival. From 2007 to 2010, he worked as a tenor vocalist and conductor with the State Vocal Quartet of the Armenian Ministry of Culture. From 2011 to 2013, Sipan was a member of the London Philharmonic Choir, performing at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall. From 2013 to 2016, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association. In 2014, he was awarded the Komitas Medal by the Music Union of Armenia.

Over the years, Sipan has conducted choir parts from Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation, and Bruckner’s Te Deum, in Armenia and Ukraine. Sipan’s solo singing performances in Armenia, Austria, Germany, Russia, Ukraine and the UK have been highly appreciated by both the general public and the media. Of particular note are his performances as Jupiter and Grimaldo in Handel’s operas Semele and Rodelinda, as well as a selection of arias from different operas for the Mozart 250th anniversary. His principal concert repertoire comprises Baroque arias and ariettas, as well arias and songs from the Classical and Romantic periods, in different languages by a variety of composers. During his recent solo recital in November 2016 at Ealing Town Hall, he performed twenty operatic arias and classical songs.

Sipan Olah lives in London and works as a choir conductor, solo singer and music teacher.

Sipan Olah e-newsletter 2018