Nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, Armand was a prizewinner at the YCAT 2021 International Auditions.

Born in France, Armand studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon and with Philippe Tondre at the Hochschule für Musik Saar.

In 2021 he was a prize-winner at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) International Auditions.    

In the 2022/23 season, Armand was nominated as a 2022 Rising Star Artist by Classic FM, made his debut with London Mozart Players and returned as soloist with Chineke! performing Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St. Georges Bristol, Warwick Arts Centre and the Harrogate Festival. He also joined the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble at the Adelaide Festival in Australia, the Edinburgh International Festival, Cartier Foundation in Paris and Chipping Camden Festival. 

Armand has also recorded with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective for Chandos, and gave concerts with them at Wigmore Hall and the Dublin International and Lammermuir Festivals, including performances of Britten’s Phantasy Oboe Quartet. Solo and chamber music highlights have included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 

This season highlights include recordings with the Bayerischer Rundfunk and performances at the Bendigo Chamber music festival in Australia. Armand will also be giving concerts throughout the UK with his duo partner pianist Iyad Sughayer. 

At the age of 22 Armand was appointed principal oboist at the Hannover Staatsoper.  He regularly appears as guest principal with leading orchestras including the Dresden Staatskapelle, Southwest German Radio Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony, Frankfurt Opera and Oslo Opera Houses.

Passionate about education, he has given masterclasses at the Royal Welsh College, and Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London), and worked with students from the Benedetti Foundation. This season he will also be giving masterclasses at the Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music. 

A top prize winner, in 2018 Armand won 3rd Prize and the Audience Award at the International Oboe Competition in Japan performing the Strauss Concerto with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and giving recitals at Kioi Concert Hall.  A year later he won two Special Prizes in the Muri Competition in Switzerland leading to a tour of Asia.

Armand is a scholarship holder of the Villa Musica Foundation in Germany and the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb. He has participated in masterclasses with Maurice Bourgue, Alexei Ogrintchouk (Music Academy of Villecroze), Diethelm Jonas and Jean-Louis Capezzali.

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Press reviews

"This was followed by a performance of the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams with the hugely talented Armand Djikoloum…the concerto is renowned for its lyricism and virtuoso showmanship. In the suave and technically superb grip of Mr Djikoloum and the orchestra the work was given a trenchant outing of which the composer would have been proud."

Stratford Herald / Chipping Camden Music Festival - Chineke! / May 2022

There were delectable solos from Mariam Adam (clarinet) and Armand Djikoloum (oboe).


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