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  • CD: Sergey Khachatryan: Sibelius, Khachaturian, violin concertos

    May 29 2004

    Sergey Khachatryan
    Sibelius, Khachaturian, violin concertos

    Sergey Khachatryan was born in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, in
    1985. He comes from a family of musicians. From childhood onwards,
    he benefited from broad cultural horizons that favoured the musical
    career of which he dreamt. He began the violin at the age of five. The
    following year, he 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 at a

    concert with the Orchestra of the Hessen State Theatre, Wiesbaden;
    he was then nine years old. 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.

    The coming seasons are rich in exciting projects: with the Philharmonia
    Orchestra, with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Neeme Järvi, 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 one asks Sergey Khachatryan which violinists he admires most,
    he unhesitatingly speaks of the supreme genius of the Soviet school.
    Above all, he evokes the magnetic tutelary figure of David Oistrakh.

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

    Now he has recorded for Naïve two concertos that figure among the
    jewels of the violin repertoire.