DEC 2 / 8:00 PM

Sergey Khachatryan, Violin

First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, Brussels                                

Lusine Khachatryan, Piano

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Sergey Khachatryan

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize at the VIII International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.

In recent seasons, Sergey has performed with the Bamberger Symphoniker (Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott), Münchner Philharmoniker (James Gaffigan), Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester (Valcuha), Mariinsky Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and Orchestre de Paris (Andris Nelsons and Gianandrea Noseda). He has also collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, NHK Symphony, Sydney Symphony and Melbourne Symphony.

Sergey’s most recent appearances in the US were with the Seattle Symphony (Ludovic Morlot), Los Angeles Philharmonic (Morlot) and National Symphony Orchestra Washington (Vasily Petrenko). He has also visited the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony as well as the Ravinia, Blossom and Mostly Mozart Festivals.

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Lusine Khachatryan

“…She is a superb pianist, with a big sound and fiery technique…”
New York Times 02.05.2007
In today’s classical music world Lusine Khachatryan is considered a “Poet of the Keyboard”.
Born in Yerevan Armenia into a musical family, Lusine began her piano studies under the tutelage of
her parents, Irina Hovhannisyan and Vladimir Khachatryan, both concert pianists and pedagogues.
From 2001 to 2008 Lusine studied at the Karlsruhe Music Academy (Musikhochschule) and graduated
with a double Masters Degree with a major in Piano with Prof. S. Speidel and a major in Chamber
Music with Prof. Dr. S. Tatubaeva.
Lusine Khachatryan’s successful international concert performances have inspired audiences in such
venues as: Alte Oper in Frankfurt/Main; Friedrich-Thiersch-Saal / Kurhaus in Wiesbaden;
Herkulessaal in Munich; Liederhalle in Stuttgart; Tonhalle in Zürich; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam;
the Louvre, Salle Gaveau and Théâtre des Champes-Élysees in Paris; Wigmore Hall in London; Flagey
and Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, National Concert Hall in Dublin; Palau de la Musica in
Barcelona; Auditorio Nacional Madrid; Carnegie Hall in New York; Grande Théâtre de Québec; Oscar
Peterson Hall in Montreal; Oji Hall in Tokyo and the A. Khachaturyan Concert Hall in Erevan.
Lusine Khachatryan has received numerous awards and prizes throughout her artistic development.
Among them are: the Musical Advancement Award of the Baden Cultural Foundation; the Scholarship
of the “Freundeskreis” of the Music Academy of Karlsruhe; and a special grant from the German
foundation, Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
She is a prizewinner in the International Piano Competition in “Città di Ostra”, “Città di Marsala”, in
Italy (2003), and in the 2nd European Piano Competition in Normandy, Ouistreham and Le Havre,
France (2009).
Lusine Khachatryan has performed in many renowned festivals such as the I Festival del Mediterrani
(Valencia, Spain); the Vladimir Nielsen Piano Festival and the Ravinia Music Festival (USA); the
Musikfest Bremen and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival (Germany); Edinburgh International
Music Festival (Scotland); the International Music Festival “Bartok + Mozart” (Miskolci, Hungary);
the “Snow and Symphony” Music Festival (St. Moritz, Switzerland); and the “Nuit du Succee”
(Cannes, France).
She is an equally compelling performer with Chamber and Symphony orchestras having performed
with the Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra Regional de Cannes, the
Warsaw Sinfonia Orchestra, the “Euregio” Chamber Orchestra, the Armenian Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nacional del Ecuador, and others.
Lusine Khachatryan also performs regularly as duo-partner with her brother, violinist Sergey
Khachatryan.
Together they have recorded their “Debut CD” on EMI Classics in 2002; with the French label Naïve
the Sonatas for Violin and Piano by C. Franck and D. Schostakovitch (2007), the complete Sonatas for
Piano and Violin by J.Brahms (2013) and their 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 the dramatic art
and the classical piano music are merged into one flowing piece.
Through the theatrical world, music reaches a unique dimension and intensity.
Lusine has written and produced so far the following Piano Theatre productions: “Maria Stuart” after
F.Schiller (2012), “Chopin – The piano is my second self” (2013),”Clara Wieck plays Schumann”
(2013) and „ԿԱՐՈՏ“ / “Nostalgia“ about the Armenian soul and culture (2015).

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Concert Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sonata in B flat Major K454

  1. Largo – Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegretto

Composed in 1784, when Mozart was around 28 years old

Sergej Prokofiev (1891- 1953): Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94a

  1. Moderato
  2. Presto – Poco piu mosso del – Tempo I
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro con brio – Poco meno mosso – Tempo I – Poco meno mosso – Allegro con brio

* Pause *

Komitas Vardapet (1869-1935) / Sergei Aslamazian (1897-1978): “Krunk” (the Crane)

Komitas Vardapet / Avet Gabrelian (1899-1983): “Tsirani Tsar” (The Apricot tree)

Eduard Bagdasaryan (1922-1987): Rhapsody

Komitas Vardapet: 4 Armenian folk dances

Yerangi

Unabi

Marali

Shushiki

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Poem-song

Edvard Mirzoyan (1921-2012): Introduction & Perpetuum mobile