Sergey Khachatryan

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Sergey Khachatryan
Background information
Born (1985-04-05) 5 April 1985 (age 38)
Yerevan, Armenia
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 4 August 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]

Currently, he is using 1740 Guarneri Del Gesù Ysaÿe violin on loan to him from the Nippon Music Foundation.


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 "biography". Archived from the original on May 15, 2009.
  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 from the original on February 20, 2011.
  5. ^ "Laureates, Indianapolis International Violin Competition". Archived from the original on December 25, 2005.
  6. ^ "Detail".
  7. ^ "AV Production - Սերգեյ Խաչատրյան".
  8. ^ "Armenian violinist Sergey Khachatryan wins £50,000 Credit Suisse Young Artist Award". The Strad. 21 January 2014. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  9. ^ "discography". Archived from the original on May 15, 2009.

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