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Narek Hakhnazaryan

Cello

  • Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital across the globe and has established himself internationally as one of the finest cellists of his generation. From 2014-2016 he joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme during which time he made a hugely successful BBC Proms debut, with the Guardian commenting on his “technically impeccable and distinctively personal account” of Haydn’s First Concerto. Of his LAPO debut in 2012, the LA Times said “His command of the instrument is extraordinary”, The Strad has described him as “dazzlingly brilliant” and the San Francisco Chronicle “nothing short of magnificent."

  • Seitdem er 2011 im Alter von 22 Jahren den ersten Preis und die Goldmedaille des XIV. Internationalen Tschaikowski-Wettbewerbs gewann, hat Narek Hakhnazaryan sich als einer der herausragendsten Cellisten seiner Generation etabliert. Von 2014-2016 war er Künstler des renommierten BBC-Programms „New Generation Artist“ und gab sein Debüt bei den BBC Proms in einer laut Guardian “technisch makelloser und ausgesprochen persönlicher Interpretation” von Haydns Erstem Cellokonzert. Über sein Debüt mit dem Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra 2012 schrieb die LA Times “seine Beherrschung des Instruments ist außergewöhnlich”. Die Strad bezeichnete ihn als “umwerfend brilliant” und San Francisco Chronicle als “nichts weniger als großartig."

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  • Hakhnazaryan has performed with orchestras such as the Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio, Berlin Konzerthaus, Chicago Symphony, LA Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, NHK Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic orchestras, and with conductors such as Gergiev, Hrusa, Koopman, Metzmacher, Pletnev, Slatkin, Sokhiev, Robertson, Bringuier. He has toured Spain with the WDR Symphony/Saraste, the US with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Neemi Järvi and Japan with the Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek.


    An eager chamber and recital performer Hakhnazaryan has played in halls such as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Salle Pleyel Paris, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Konzerthaus, Shanghai Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall (Boston) and in summer 2017 toured SE Asia with concerts in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo and Kyoto, where he performed the complete Bach cello solo suites. Hakhnazaryan has also performed at the Verbier, Lucerne, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Kissinger Sommer, Ravinia, Aspen, Piatigorsky, Mikkeli and Pau Casals Festivals amongst many others.


    Highlights of Hakhnazaryan’s 17/18 season include his debut with the Baltimore Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, St Louis Symphony, Stavanger Symphony, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali (Milan) and Belgrade Philharmonic orchestras, a return to the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and a tour of the US with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. He is Artist-in-Residence of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed at the Vienna Konzerthaus several times throughout the season as one of their Great Talents, both in chamber concerts and in recital. Joining forces with Zuo Zhang and Esther Yoo to form the Z.E.N. Trio, Hakhnazaryan toured the UK and SE Asia, performing across China and Hong Kong to mark the release of their first recording on Deutsche Grammophon. In recital he returned to London’s Wigmore Hall and has performed in most of the major cities across North America, including New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto. Hakhnazaryan also appears throughout the Summer at Aspen Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Bellingham Festival of Music, Brevard Music Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Moritzburg Festival.


    Mentored by the late Rostropovich, Hakhnazaryan received an Artist Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2011 where he studied with Lawrence Lesser. Prior to this he studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Alexey Seleznyov and at the Sayat-Nova School of Music in Yerevan with Zareh Sarkisyan. Hakhnazaryan has received scholarships from the Rostropovich Foundation and the New Names Foundation, and his prizes include First Prize in the 2006 Aram Khachaturian International Competition in Armenia and First Place in the 2006 Johansen International Competition for Young String Players. As First Prize winner in the 2008 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Hakhnazaryan made his debut in Washington, DC and at Carnegie Hall.


    Narek Hakhnazaryan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, into a family of musicians: his father is a violinist, his mother a pianist, and he performs regularly with his brother, the conductor Tigran Akhnazarian. In September 2017 he was awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Armenia” by the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan. Hakhnazaryan plays the 1707 Joseph Guarneri cello and F.X. Tourte and Benoit Rolland bows.

    2017/18 season / 629 words. Not to be altered without permission.
  • Hakhnazaryan ist als Solist mit vielen weltbekannten Orchestern wie dem Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, LA Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra und Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra unter der Leitung von Dirigenten wie Gergiev, Hrusa, Koopman, Metzmacher, Pletnev, Slatkin, Sokhiev, Robertson und Bringuier aufgetreten. Er war bereits auf Spanien-Tournee mit dem WDR Sinfonieorchester/Saraste, USA-Tournee mit dem Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Neemi Järvi und Japan-Tournee mit der Tschechischen Philharmonie/Bělohlávek.


    Kammermusikalisch trat Hakhnazaryan beim Concertgebouw Amsterdam, der Salle Pleyel Paris, der Londoner Wigmore Hall, den Konzerthäusern in Berlin und Wien, der Shanghai Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall (Boston) auf und ging im Sommer 2017 auf Südostasien-Tournee und spielte alle Bach Cello Solo Suiten in Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo und Kyoto. Desweiteren trat er bereits bei Festivalen wie u.a. in Verbier, Lucerne, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Beethovenfest Bonn, Kissinger Sommer, Ravinia, Aspen, Piatigorsky, Mikkeli und Pau Casals Festival auf.


    Zu den Höhepunkten der Spielzeit 2017/18 gehören Debüts mit dem Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali (Milan) und dem Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra sowie eine USA-Tournee mit dem Moscow State Symphony Orchestra. Hakhnazaryan ist Artist-in-Residence des Malta Philharmonic Orchestras und tritt mehrmals in der Speilzeit als einer der Great Talents im Konzerthaus Wien auf. Als Z.E.N. Trio geht er zusammen mit Zuo Zhang and Esther Yoo auf Tournee in Großbritannien und Südostasien und gibt anläßlich des Erscheinens ihrer ersten Aufnahme bei der Deutschen Grammophon Konzerte in China und Hong Kong. Im Rezital kehrt Hakhnazaryan zur Wigmore Hall zurück und gibt Konzerte in den meisten großen Städten Nordamerikas wie New York City, Chicago, San Francisco und Toronto.


    Von Rostropowitsch gefördert, erhielt Hakhnazaryan 2011 sein Artist Diploma vom New England Conservatory of Music, wo er bei Lawrence Lesser studierte. Zuvor studierte er am Moskauer Konservatorium bei Alexey Seleznyov und bei Zareh Sarkisyan an der Sayat-Nova School of Music in Jerewan. Er erhielt Stipendien des Rostropovich Russian Performing Arts Fund und gewann erste Preise beim Internationalen Aram Chatchaturjan Wettbewerb in Armenien und bei der Johansen International Competiton for Young String Players, beide 2006. 2008 gab er als Gewinner der 2008 Young Concert Artists International Auditions seine Debüts in der Carnegie Hall und in Washington, DC.


    Narek Hakhnazaryan wurde in Jerewan, Armenien, in eine Musikerfamilie geboren. Sein Vater ist Geiger, seine Mutter Pianistin und er spielt oft unter seinem Bruder, dem Dirigenten Tigran Akhnazarian. Im September 2017 erhielt er den Titel “Honored Artist of Armenia” vom Präsidenten Armeniens, Serzh Sargsyan. Hakhnazaryan spielt das 1707 Joseph Guarneri Cello und auf Bögen von F.X. Tourte und Benoit Rolland.

    Narek Hakhnazaryan wird von Intermusica repräsentiert.

    Spielzeit 2017/18 / 540 Wörter. Keine Änderungen ohne vorherige Genehmigung.

Performances

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Concerto repertoire

Auerbach
Symphony No.2, Requiem for a Poet


Beethoven
Triple Concerto


Boccherini
Cello Concerto in B-flat Major


Brahms
Double Concerto


Dutilleux
Tout un monde lointain…


Dvořák
Concerto in B minor, Op.104


Elgar
Concerto in E minor, Op.85


Haydn
Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Concerto No. 2 in D Major


Lalo
Cello Concerto in D minor


Lutosławski
Cello Concerto 


Khachaturian
Concerto-Rhapsody in D minor for Cello and Orchestra


Prokofiev
Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra, Op.125


Saint-Saëns
Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op.33


Schumann
Concerto in A minor, Op.129


Shostakovich
Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op.107


Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33
Notturno for Cello and Strings


Vivaldi
Double Concerto for 2 Celli

Conductors

Yves Abel
Tigran Akhnazaryan
Nikolai Alexeev
Marc Albrecht
Marin Alsop
Darrel Ang
Jiří Bělohlávek
Rune Bergmann
Lionel Bringuier
Baldur Brönnimann
Michalis Economou
Vladimir Fedoseyev
Thierry Fischer
Valery Gergiev
Ben Gernon
Daniel Giglberger
Andrew Gourlay
Giancarlo Guerrero
Joji Hattori
Jakub Hrůša
Neeme Järvi
Paavo Järvi
Michail Jurowski
Vladimir Jurowski
Pavel Kogan
Hannu Lintu
Jun Märkl
Wayne Marshall
Ryan McAdams
Ingo Metzmacher
Daniel Meyer
Tito Muñoz
Michal Nesterowicz
Tomas Netopil
Peter Oundjian
Rafael Payare
Mikhail Pletnev
Andris Poga
Vladimir Spivakov
David Robertson
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Aziz Shokhakimov
Alexander Sidnev
Vassily Sinaisky
Sergey Smbatyan
Tugan Sokhiev
Ken Takaseki
Mikhail Tatarnikov
Juraj Valčuha
Gilbert Varga
Christian Vasquez
Stefan Vladar
Petr Vronský 
Joshua Weilerstein
Hugh Wolff
Xian Zhang

His playing was like a perfectly honed signature, every flourish and curl executed with elegant ease.

Times

Narek Hakhnazaryan displayed his outstanding musicianship with a technically impeccable and distinctive account of Haydn’s First Cello Concerto

Guardian

Armenian-born Hakhnazaryan is the real deal. His articulation was clear even in the score’s wildest dashing and darting … he maintained tonal purity in the many soft, high notes that give so much character to the work.

Baltimore Sun

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Clarinet

Mark Simpson

Chansonnier

HK Gruber

Counter-tenor

Rupert Enticknap

Tim Mead

Piano accompanist

Roger Vignoles