Sergey Khachatryan

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Sergey Khachatryan is a famous violinist. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in the family of musicians, in 1985.

From childhood onwards, Khachatryan benefited from broad cultural horizons that favored the musical career of which he dreamt.

He began the violin at the age of five. The following year, Khachatryan began his studies at the Sayat Nova Conservatory in Yerevan, continuing them in Germany when his family settled there.

The exceptional qualities of this young virtuoso were revealed very soon. First public performance comes at the age of nine at a concert with the Orchestra of the Hessen State Theatre, Wiesbaden.

From then on, foreign trips and prizes followed at regular intervals, with many concerts, all over Europe - Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Italy, France - as well as in the USA, South America, Russia and Armenia.

In 2005 in Brussels Khachatryan was awarded the first prize of the famous Queen Elizabeth contest and received the right to play Huggins Stradivarius violin.

On 24 September 2005 Khachatryan performed with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia in the concert hall after Aram Khachaturyan. Then Armenian President Robert Kocharian received the young violinist. And wishing him every success the President wished Khachatryan gave concerts in his homeland once a year at least.

Here is in brief his rich in exciting 2006 season projects: with the Philharmonia Orchestra, with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Neeme Jarvi, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev. Then partner Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto with the London Philharmonic.

When asked which violinists he admires most, Khachatryan unhesitatingly speaks of the supreme genius of the Soviet school and above all, he evokes the magnetic tutelary figure of David Oistrakh.

Khachatryan's first recording, was released in EMI's 'Debut' series in 2002, and allowed people to meet a violinist blessed with a glowing sonority and with musical intelligence rare in so young a musician.

In 2005 he has recorded for Naïve two concertos that figure among the jewels of the violin repertoire, Sibelius and Khachaturian violin concertos.