Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan has been at home in concert halls all over the world since 2000, when he became the youngest first prize winner in the history of the competition at the VIII. International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki, and first prize winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2005. His most recent album, My Armenia, released on the Naïve Classique label, won the Echo Klassik award.

In recent seasons, Sergey Khachatryan has performed with the Südwestrundfunk Symphony Orchestra (Christoph Eschenbach), the Washington National Symphony Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko), the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott), the Munich Philharmonic (James Gaffigan), the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Juraj Valčuha), the Mariinsky Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and the Orchestre de Paris (Andris Nelsons and Gianandrea Noseda).

Khachatryan has worked with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, NHK Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, as well as the Salzburg Festival and the Ravinia, Aspen, Blossom and Mostly Mozart festivals.

With his duo partner Lusine Khachatryan, Sergey performs recitals, among others at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Cité de la Musique (Paris), Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Brucknerhaus Linz, Auditori Nacional (Madrid), Philharmonie Luxembourg, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (New York), and Herbst Theater (San Francisco).

Sergey’s discography on Naïve Classique includes Brahms’s three sonatas for violin and piano, as well as the Sibelius and Khachaturian concertos with Sinfonia Varsovia and Emmanuel Krivine, the two Shostakovich concertos with the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur, a recording of the Shostakovich and Franck sonatas for violin and piano, and the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach.

As the youngest winner of the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, Sergey Khachatryan performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel at the Lucerne Festival in summer 2015.

Sergey plays the Guarneri violin by Ysaÿe from 1740, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

Sergey Khachatryan is represented in Germany and Austria by Tanja Dorn, Dorn Music.

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March 2022

Sergey Khachatryan plays with the SWR Symphonieorhester under the baton of Christoph Eschenbach: Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1

Title: My Armenia
Other Artists: Lusine Khachatryan, piano
Released: 2016
Label: Naive

Title: Brahms Sonatas
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Other Artists: Lusine Khachatryan
Released: 2013
Label: Naive

Title: Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Released: 2012
Label: Naive

Title: Franck / Shostakovich Violin Sonatas
Composer: César Franck, Dmitri Shostakovich
Other Artists: Lusine Khachatryan
Released: 2008
Label: Naive

Title: Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Concertos
Composer: Dmitri Shostakovich
Other Artists: Orchestre National de France, Kurt Masur
Released: 2014
Label: Naive

Title: Sibelius / Khachaturian, Violin Concertos
Composer: Jean Sibelius, Aram Khachaturian
Other Artists: Sinfonia Varsovia, Emmanuel Krivine
Released: 2003
Label: Naive

Title: Music for Violin and Piano
Composer: Johannes Brahms, Johann Sebastian Bach, Maurice Ravel, Ernest Chausson, Franz Waxman
Other Artists: Lupine Khachatryan, Vladimir Khachatryan
Released: 2002
Label: Emi Classics

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