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Sergey Khachatryan was born in 1985 in Yerevan, Armenia.
In December 2000 he won First Prize in the VIII International Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed the First Prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels.
Sergey has performed with all the major UK orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra. In July 2005 Sergey made his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic performing the first Shostakovich violin concerto.
Sergey’s international profile initially developed through collaborations with orchestras such as the Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony in Tokyo, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre national de France and Kurt Masur and Frankfurt Radiosinfonieorchester with Daniel Harding.
In August 2005 he made his debut at the Ravinia and Blossom festivals, and in March 2006 with the Baltimore Symphony orchestra before undertaking a major US concert tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including venues in Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Jersey. In summer 2006 Sergey made his New York debut performing the Beethoven concerto at the Mostly Mozart festival.
Highlights of Sergey’s 2006-07 season included the Beethoven concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Christoph von Dohnanyi, the first Shostakovich concerto with the RSO Berlin and Marek Janowski, the Sibelius concerto with the Munich Philharmonic and James Conlon, Prokofiev’s second concerto with the Oslo Philharmonic, the Beethoven concerto with the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Nosseda at the Vienna Konzerthaus and a third visit to the Cleveland Orchestra.
During the 2006-07 season, Sergey also made debuts with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Hatink, the Los Angeles Philharmonis with Stéphane Denève, the San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and the Berlin Philharmonic with Dmitri Kitajenko.
Performances during the 2007-08 season included the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Jukka-Pekka Saraste, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra with Peter Oundjian and a debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Charles Dutoit at the Saratoga Festival.
2008-09 season engagements included the Brahms concerto with the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin and Ingo Metzmacher, a tour with the Gothenburg Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel, the Santa Cecelia Orchestra in Rome with Masur and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London with Sir Charles Mackerras. Other highlights included performances with the Swedish Radio Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kurt Masur, the Russian National Orchestra and Mikhail Pletnev, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra as well as performances with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra with Valery Gergiev in St Petersburg, Yerevan, Moscow and at the festivals in Mikkeli and Baden-Baden.
The 2009-10 season sees his debut with the Spanish National Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Orchestre de Paris, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker.
With sister Lusine Khachatryan he has performed recitals at Wigmore Hall, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the National Auditorium in Madrid and at Carnegie Hall, as well as the Theatre des Champs Elysees Paris, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.