Lusine Khachatryan and Sergey in the Auditorium with Franck Sonata

Lusine y Sergey Khachatryan

Khachatryan, the exceptional Armenian violinist

The violinist Sergey Khachatryan will debut next 21 March at the Philharmonic. His extraordinary instrumental level and profound musicality have made him one of the most outstanding violinists panorama. Khachatryan, musician earnestly, grants very few concerts a year and each of his appearances is an event. At the same time, Khachatryan is very proud of the culture of their country of origin, Armenia, a small territory that has a great wealth of popular music that Armenian composers and performers have always claimed.

Debut of a brother duo

The duo of brothers Lusine y Sergey Khachatryan will debut at the Philharmonic, with works by Mozart, Prokofiev and Franck. Children of family of musicians, have grown up studying under the tutelage of their parents, both concert pianists and pedagogues. Lusine and Sergey share a successful career, full of international awards and debuts in the main halls of the world. Since 2002 they have recorded numerous CDs, the last of which is entitled "My Armenia", with works by Armenian composers (2015).

Franck Sonata, one of the milestones of violin literature

The recital will begin with the Violin Sonata No.. 32, Mozart, also known as Sonata Strinasacchi; followed by the Sonata no. 2 in D major, Prokofiev, written in a remote haven for Soviet artists during WWII. The concert will end with one of the milestones of violin literature: the Sonata by César Franck, work of maturity, of purely romantic melodies, which was inspired by the friend and compatriot of the composer, Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaye.

Franck Sonata



Mozart, Sonata in B flat major, K. 454

Prokofiev, Sonata no. 2, in D major, on. 94 to

Franck, Sonata in A major

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 19:30 h
National Auditorium – Symphony hall

SERGEY, Fiddle

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won first prize at the VIII Helsinki International Jean Sibelius Competition at the 2000, thus becoming the youngest winner in the history of this contest. In 2005 won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

In the last seasons, Sergey has performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker (Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott), Munich Philharmonic (James Gaffigan), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Waltz), The Mariinsky Theater Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and Paris Orchestra (Andris Nelsons y Gianandrea Noseda). He has collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orquesta del Concertgebouw, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, NHK Tokyo Symphony and Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.

The season 2017/18 includes Sergey's debut at the Colorado Aspen Festival, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with Hamburger Symphoniker and Salzburg Festival performing Beethoven's violin concerto. He is invited again to perform with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic and Cleveland Orchestra.

He opened the previous season with a tour in Japan with the Nippon Foundation and returned with the Seattle Symphony alongside Ludovic Morlot., with the French National Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Bordeux Aquitaine, National Orchestra of Belgium, Luxembourg Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington y Orchester de la Suisse Romande. Sergey debuted with the Ulster Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra y Nuremberg Symphony.

Early in the season 2014/15, Sergey participated in the Lucerne Festival performing Beethoven's violin concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel with the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award.

Sergey and his sister, the pianist Lusine, they perform regularly as a duo. Among his most recent recordings are the CD "My Armenia" released with Naïve Classique and dedicated to 100 Armenian Genocide Commemoration Anniversary, who received the Echo Klassik award in the Chamber Music Recordings category. further, they have recorded together three sonatas for piano and violin by Brahms. Sergey's discography includes a recording of Sibelius and Khachaturian's concert with the Warsaw Symphony and Emmanuel Krivine., as well as both concerts by Shostakovich with the French National Orchestra and Kurt Masur, the sonatas of Franck and Shostakovich for violin and piano and the integral of sonatas and partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach.

Sergey plays a 'Ysaÿe' Guarneri of the year violin 1740 por gentileza de Nippon Music Foundation.


In today's world of classical music, Lusine Khachatryan is considered a “Keyboard poet”.
Born in Yerevan, Armenia, in a musical family, Lusine began his piano studies under the tutelage of
His parents, Irina Hovhannisyan y Vladimir Khachatryan, both concert pianists and pedagogues.

From 2001 a 2008 Lusine studied at the Karlsruhe Academy of Music (Musikhochschule) And graduated
with a double master's degree specializing in piano with Prof. S. Speidel and in Chamber Music with Prof. Dr. S. Tatubaeva. Lusine Khachatryan's successful international concerts have inspired audiences at venues such as, Old Opera in Frankfurt , Main, Friedrich Thiersch Hall, Kurhaus en Wiesbaden, Herkulessaal en Munich, Liederhalle en Stuttgart, Tonhalle in Zurich, Concertgebouw and Amsterdam, the Louvre, the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre des Champes-Élysees in París, Wigmore Hall and London, Flagey y Palace of Fine Arts in Bruselas, National Concert Hall in Dublin, Palau de la Música in Barcelona; Madrid National Auditorium, Carnegie Hall in New York, Great Theater of Quebec, Oscar Peterson Hall en Montreal, Oji Hall in Tokyo and A. Khachaturyan Concert Hall en Erevan.

Lusine Khachatryan has received numerous awards throughout his artistic career. Among them is the Musical Advancement Award of from the Baden Cultural Foundation, the scholarship of the “circle of friends” de la Music Academy of Karlsruhe, and a special grant from the German foundation, German Foundation for Musical Life. It has also been awarded at the International Piano Competition in “City of Ostra”, “Marsala city”, in Italy (2003) and at the 2nd European Piano Competition in Normandy, Ouistreham and Le Havre in France (2009).

Lusine Khachatryan has performed in many renowned festivals such as the I Festival del Mediterrani
(Valencia, Spain),the Piano Festival Vladimir Nielsen, the Ravinia Music Festival (OF. UU.), he
Music Festival Bremen, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany), Edinburgh International
Music festival (Scotland), the International Music Festival “Bartok + Mozart” (Miskolc, Hungary),
the Music Festival “Snow and Symphony” (St. Moritz, Switzerland); and the “Succee night”(Cannes, France).

She is an equally compelling performer with chamber and symphony orchestras who have performed with the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra., the Cannes Regional Orchestra, the
Warsaw Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra “Euregio”, Armenian Philharmonic
Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador, and others.

Lusine Khachatryan also performs regularly as a duo with her brother., violinist Sergey Khachatryan. Together they have recorded their “Debut CD” in EMI Classics in 2002; with the French label Naïve, Sonatas for Violin and Piano by C. Franck and D. Shostakovitch (2007), the Complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin by J.Brahms (2013) and his new CD release “My Armenia” with works by Armenian composers (2015).

In 2012, Lusine Khachatryan created a new art form: “The Piano-Theatre”, in which dramatic art
and classical piano music merge into one piece. Through the theatrical world, music reaches a unique dimension and intensity. Lusine has so far written and produced the following Piano Theater productions: “Maria Stuart” after F. Schiller (2012), “Chopin – “The piano is my second self” (2013), ““Clara Wieck plays Schumann”(2013) Y “LONGING” / “Nostalgia” about the Armenian soul and culture (2015).


Philharmonic offers great concerts with the top artists on the international scene today. Its programming ranges from the baroque to the twentieth century, the great symphony orchestra the most intimate recital and is designed for music lovers enjoy it with the best performers of each repertoire.