Sergey Khachatryan

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Sergey Khachatryan
Background information
Born(1985-04-05)5 April 1985
Yerevan, Armenian
GenresWestern classical
Occupation(s)Concert violinist
Years active1991 – present

Sergey Khachatryan (also spelled Sergei Khachatryan; Armenian: Սերգեյ Խաչատրյան) (born 5 April 1985 in Yerevan) is an Armenian violinist.[1] Since 1993 he has lived in Germany where he gave his first orchestral concert at the age of nine in the Kurhaus, Wiesbaden.

He made his New York City debut on August 4, 2006, playing the Beethoven Violin Concerto in Avery Fisher Hall under the baton of Osmo Vänskä.[2] In June 2013, he played Shostakovich's first Violin Concerto with the Seattle Symphony and Ludovic Morlot conducting.[3]


At the Queen Elisabeth Competition, he won the 1708 "Huggins" Stradivarius violin on loan to him from the Nippon Music Foundation for four years.[4]


He has six CDs at Naïve Records:[9]

He has a debut CD at EMI Classics, released October 7, 2002. Among the works on this CD are the Brahms D minor sonata and Ravel's Tzigane, both performed with pianist Lusine Khachatryan, his sister, as well as Chausson's Poeme and Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, both performed with pianist Vladimir Khachatryan, his father.


  1. ^ a b Sergey Khachatryan biography Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "At Mostly Mozart, a Tousle-Haired Newcomer Joins a Returning Hero " by Steve Smith, The New York Times, August 7, 2006]
  3. ^ "Water Music" by Alex Ross, The New Yorker, pp. 92–93, 8 July 2013
  4. ^ a b c Lark Music Society Archived 2011-02-20 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Laureates, Indianapolis International Violin Competition Archived 2005-12-25 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Laureates, Queen Elisabeth Competition
  7. ^ Sergey Khachatryan biography in Armenian
  8. ^ "Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan wins £50,000 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award". The Strad. 21 January 2014.
  9. ^ Sergey Khachatryan discography Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine