Karen Shahgaldyan

Dec 22 1976

Karen Shahgaldyan is one of the most brilliant musicians of modern Russia. Laureate of Pablo Sarasate International Competition.

He finished the Moscow State Conservatory at the class of Professor Victor Tretiakov and the Graduate School of the Moscow State Conservatory into the class of Professor M. Glezarova. Karen attended master-classes of Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Spivakov, Grigorii Zhislin, Evgeniia Chugaeva. Several years Karen performed in the orchestra "Virtuosos of Moscow" under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov.

He performed at such halls as “Carnegie Hall” in New York, “Bolshoy Hall” in Moscow, “Royal Festival Hall” in London, “Musikverein” in Wien, “Laeizhalle” in Hamburg, “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, “Gasteig Philharmonic” in Munich, “Queen Elizabeth Hall” in London, “Purcell Room” in London, “Suntory Hall” in Tokyo, “Opera City Hall” in Tokyo and others. Karen Shahgaldyan is a violinist of the Aram Khachaturian Trio.

He visited with concerts more than 200 cities in such countries, as USA, Canada, Mexico, China, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lietuva, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Armenia. From 2006 violinist of Khachaturian trio.