Sergey Khachatryan © Marco Borggreve

Sergey Khachatryan


Sergey Khachatryan, born in Yerevan, Armenia, won first prize at the 8th International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest winner in the competition's history. In 2005, he received first prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.

The highlight of the 2018/19 season was Khachatryan's residency at BOZAR, Brussels, which included two recitals and a concert with the Orchestre National de Belgique under Hugo Wolff. He also performed with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest under Stanislav Kochanovsky, the Orchestra della Svizzeria Italiana as well as the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Lorenzo Viotti, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot, and at Teatro alla Scala Milan under Myung-Whun Chung. Together with Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan, he also embarked on a tour of the U.S. and Europe, performing music by Beethoven, Shostakovich and Schoenberg in their program entitled "Transfigured Night."

Khachatryan's regular duo partners include his sister Lusine. Together they have given concerts at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, Wigmore Hall in London, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Cité de la Musique in Paris, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Victoria Hall in Geneva and Alice Tully Hall in New York.

Sergey and Lusine's most recent recording of Armenian music, "My Armenia," released on Naïve Classique, which is dedicated to the 100-year commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, was awarded the Echo Klassik in the chamber music recording category (20th/21st century music | mixed ensemble). Together they have also recorded Brahms Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Khachatryan's discography on Naïve also includes the violin concertos by Sibelius and Khachaturian, recorded with the Sinfonia Varsovia, both violin concertos by Shostakovich, recorded with the Orchestre National de France under Kurt Masur, recordings of the Shostakovich and Franck sonatas for violin and piano, and the complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach.

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