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  • 21 June 2019

    On tour: San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra returns to Europe

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  • 25 April 2019

    La Jolla SummerFest announces 2019 programme under new musical director Inon Barnatan

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  • 11 April 2019

    Sergey Khachatryan debuts with Filarmonica della Scala

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  • 15 October 2018

    Sergey Khachatryan named Artist in Portrait at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels

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  • 11 October 2017

    Sergey Khachatryan makes his Elbphilharmonie debut

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  • 23 March 2017

    Sergey Khachatryan returns to the Philharmonia & Wigmore Hall this April

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  • 20 January 2014

    Sergey Khachatryan receives Credit Suisse Young Artist Award 2014

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  • World premiere for the Sergey Khachatryan / Alexandre Kantorow duo, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra

    Auditorium Rainier III
    Apr 2024
    • The elegance, taste, poignancy and energy of their playing in Brahms Sonata No. 1 transcends time and technology. Their collaborative performance of this sonata is the definition of true musicianship. Khachatryan is the ideal performer: he feels this music and touches our hearts. It rises and falls through the many peaks. It is by turns harsh, frenetic, dramatic and violent then romantic and lyrical. Kantorow is swept up in the movement. In Claude Debussy's Violin Sonata, the Khachatryan-Kantorow duo give an inimitable "French" touch with delicate nuances combined with passionate outbursts. In the Sonata for piano and violin in A major by César Franck. Khachatryan and Kantorow form a dialogue in perfect balance, tension and emotion, alternation of rigor, fantasy and its divine moments of deep meditation. It is a triumph and after numerous encores, they repeat a movement of Franck's Sonata.

  • The Armenian National Philharmonic makes a magical stealth appearance at Carnegie Hall

    Carnegie Hall, USA
    Nov 2023 - Nov 2023
    • Violinist Sergey Khachatryan – one of the best out there – was relaxed and released the music without any extraneous effort. Tension was not conveyed by the magnitude of sound but by the concentration of sound. The intensity didn’t come from playing harder, but from inner intention.

  • Mendelssohn, Auckland Philharmonia

    Auckland Town Hall
    Oct 2023 - Oct 2023
    • From the opening phrase of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, one could sense Sergey Khachatryan’s determination to put his own passionate stamp on its well-mannered melodies. Conductor and orchestra were in total accord, as textures swelled and billowed around him. Khachatryan enjoyed blending with woodwind on Mendelssohn’s sentimental second subject, and his cadenza did indeed come across as an improvised creation, finally allowing the orchestra to rejoin the play.

  • Beethoven, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo

    Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco
    Jun 2023 - Jun 2023
    • His interpretation of Beethoven's Violin Concerto is unique in its total mastery of the instrument and its projection of a sound with a unique identity. Khachatryan is in osmosis with the orchestra and the conductor: no useless movements, no grimaces or effects. A true musician who serves the divine essence of the composition.

    • The Beethoven concerto was magnificent, and for three quarters of an hour the hall was in a kind of religious silence. The world seemed to hang on the soloist's bow, the perfection of his notes, the majesty of his phrasing. Khachatryan gave the impression of gaining height, of taking off from the earth. He seemed weightless. By the time of the encore he was in another world, his performance almost immaterial.

  • Bruch, Galicia Symphony Orchestra

    Palacio de la Ópera, Galicia
    Oct 2022 - Oct 2022
    • With Khachatryan we enjoyed a first-rate violinist who astonished, beyond his overwhelming technique, by the warmth and density of his sound, enriched by his vibrato, full but natural, and by the deep sound at the top of his low string.

  • Sibelius, San Francisco Symphony

    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco
    Jan 2020 - Jan 2020
    • He managed brilliant articulation of rapid-fire figures, and marvelous moments of delicacy, both in lyrical opening phrases and in the expressive slow movement.

  • Cleveland Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša

    Severance Hall, Cleveland
    Nov 2019 - Nov 2019
    • Coming from Khachatryan, the music burrowed under the skin with everything from raw fury to open paranoia. It’s a wonder people Thursday didn’t spring to their feet before he’d even finished. But the real standouts were the slow movements, the Nocturne and Passacaglia. For all the heat elsewhere, these movements remained deeply, eerily frozen. Playing near-static phrases at the very edge of audibility, Khachatryan managed nonetheless to infuse the music with molten passion, piercing the icy surface he’d created with radiant single tones and marvellously lyrical chords.