Violin soloistSergey Khachatryan was born in 1985 in Yerevan, Armenia. In December 2000 he won First Prize in the VIII International Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed the First Prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.
Sergey has performed with all the major UK orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra. In July 2005 Sergey made his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic performing the first Shostakovich Violin concerto.
Sergey’s international profile initially developed through collaborations with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra; NHK Symphony in Tokyo, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur and the Frankfurt Radiosinfonieorchester with Daniel Harding.
In August 2005 he made his debut at the Ravinia and Blossom festivals, and in March 2006 with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra before undertaking a major US concert tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including venues in Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Jersey. In summer 2006 Sergey made his New York debut performing the Beethoven concerto in the Mostly Mozart festival.
Highlights of Sergey’s 2006 – 07 season included the Beethoven concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London under Christoph von Dohnanyi, the first Shostakovich concerto with the RSO Berlin and Marek Janowski, the Sibelius concerto with the Munich Philharmonic and James Conlon, Prokofiev’s second concerto with the Oslo Philharmonic, the Beethoven concerto with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Nosseda at the Vienna Konzerthaus and a third visit to the Cleveland Orchestra.
Sergey also made recent debuts with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Hatink, the Los Angeles Philharmonis with Stephane Deneve, the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and the Berlin Philharmonic with Dmitri Kitajenko.
Performances this season have included the Tchaikovsky concerto with the London Philharmonic with Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Shostakovich first concerto at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra with Peter Oundjian. Forthcoming engagement include the Brahms concerto with the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Ingo Metzmacher, a tour with the Gothenburg Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, the Santa Cecelia Orchestra in Rome with Masur and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London with Sir Charles Mackerras.
With sister Lusine Khachatryan he performed recitals at the Wigmore Hall London and Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the National Auditorium in Madrid and at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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