Ashot Khachatourian is considered as one of the most inspiring artists of his
Ashot Khachatourian started playing the piano at the age of five with Valentina
Melikyan and Elena Galustova at the Charles Aznavour Music School in his home
country. He then continued his studies with Gerard Wyss in Basel, Switzerland,
Eliso Virssaladze in Fiesole, Italy, and Maria João Pires at the Queen Elisabeth
Music Chapel in Brussels. He is a member of the Partitura Movement created by
Maria João Pires. From 2018 Ashot Khachatourian is the creator and artistic
director of Ysaye International Music Competition.
Ashot Khachatourian has particularly excelled in his interpretations of
Rachmaninov’s 2nd and 3rd concertos. He won the 1st Prize of the Rachmaninov
Piano Competition in 2006 and the 1st Prize of the Martha Argerich Piano
Competition in 2007. He is also a Prize winner of the Top of the World Piano
Competition in 2011 and Concours d’Epinal in 2013.
The young virtuoso has been invited to perform in BBC Radio London St Luke’sand
with many important orchestras such as the London Chamber Orchestra, the Norway
Radio Orchestra, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, the Basel Symphony
Orchestra, the Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra, The Olympique Orchestra, and to
collaborate with masters such as Jan Caeyers, Rodolfo Fisher, Augustin Dumay,
Daniele Gatti, Thomas Søndergård, Christopher Warren-Green and others.
Ashot has appeared at the Salle Pleyel, Cortot, Salle Molière, Salle Gaveau, the
Berliner Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Flagey in Brussels, Cadogan Hall,
Palais des Bozar, Concertgebouw Brugge, Musis Sacrum Arnhem, Saint-Petersburg
Philharmonie, De Singel Antwerp, TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Muziekgebouw Frits
Philips Eindhoven, Palau de Valencia, Stiftung Mozarteum in Salzburg and other
prestigious halls of the world. As a chamber musician, Ashot Khachatourian
collaborates with outstanding artists such as Misha Maisky, Maxim Vengerov, Ivan
Monighetti, Liana Issakadze, Zakhar Bron, Augustin Dumay, Gary Hoffman, Gerard
Caussé and others.
Today, Ashot Khachatourian shares his time between concerts and recordings. His
first solo recording dedicated to Haydn and Beethoven was released in December
2013, in February 2019 his second solo recording dedicated to Chopin by Azur
Classical. The recording was received with critical acclaim by the international
press. In 2019 Ashot with cellist Francisco Vila and violinist Robert Stepanian
founded Fine ART Trio.