25.05.2012 13:50

"In New York, where audiences are treated to regular performances by
star musicians, there is excellent music-making in abundance. Yet for
all the virtuoso playing - however enjoyable it may be - it is still
rare to hear an artist communicate with the level of searing intensity
that Sergey Khachatryan achieved in his sublime interpretation of
Bach's Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday
evening," the New Your Times writes.

"This was certainly a deeply spiritual performance, personal and
soaringly expressive. As soon as Mr. Khachatryan began the opening
Allemande, you could sense how intently the audience began listening,
as he achieved the all-too-uncommon feat of seducing a rustling,
coughing crowd into silence," the paper writes.

Sergey Khachatryan was born in Armenia in 1985 into a gifted musical
family; both parents and his older sister being pianists. After
winning numerous competitions including the Louis Spohr competition,
in December 2000 Sergey won the VIII International Jean Sibelius
competition, and in 2005 he claimed the first prize at the prestigious
Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.

Sergey Khachatryan appears in recitals throughout the world, including
London's Wigmore Hall; Carnegie Hall in New York; the Palais des
Beaux-Arts in Brussels; the Alte Oper Frankfurt, and cities such as
Madrid, Tokyo, Seoul, Paris, San Francisco, Hamburg and Dublin.