Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, highly regarded by audiences and music experts as a versatile artistic personality, has achieved success after success in his conducting career since shifting his focus to the podium in the 2022/23 season.
This season, Tjeknavorian will make his conducting debut with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Orchestre National d'Ile de France, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Orchester Symphonique de Mulhouse and the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra. This season he will return to the Vienna Symphony Orchestra after making his debut there in the 2022/23 season to great acclaim. He will also work again with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the Graz Philharmonic and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland.
Highlights of Tjeknavorian's 2022/23 season included his highly successful conducting debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE Madrid. He also conducted an acclaimed semi-staged production of Die Fledermaus at the Musikverein Graz with the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, as well as Beethoven's Mass in C Major with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Singakademie at the famous Vienna Konzerthaus.
With his career as a conductor, Tjeknavorian continues his previous work as a violinist. Since his success at the 2015 Sibelius International Competition, Tjeknavorian has performed in the most internationally renowned halls and collaborated with the greatest musicians of our time. He will continue to perform chamber music with close colleagues on occasion, including the 2023/24 season at Munich's Prinzregententheater, as well as in Austria at the Schubertiade and the Stiftskonzerte in St. Florian.
As part of his residency at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in the summer of 2022, Tjeknavorian conducted the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Kammerakademie Potsdam. His other conducting engagements include the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Tonkünstler Orchestra and the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento.
An OPUS Classics Award winner, Tjeknavorian has released several albums: after a highly acclaimed solo album and recordings of the Brahms and Sibelius violin concertos, his debut album as a conductor was released in 2021, which included him conducting the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade." Tjeknavorian is also a passionate music communicator and since 2017 has hosted his own monthly radio show, "Der Klassik-Tjek," on Radio Klassik Stephansdom, where he talks with well-known personalities from a wide range of backgrounds about their shared passion for classical music.
Tjeknavorian was born in Vienna in 1995 into a family of musicians and began his musical education at the age of five. While studying the violin, he was introduced to conducting at an early age by his father, composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian.