Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize at the VIII International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000 (he is the youngest person who ever won), 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, Munich Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris. He has also collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Sergey and his sister Lusine Khachatryan are regular duo partners. Together, they have given recitals at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Theatre des Champs Elysees and Cite de la Musique (Paris), Auditori Nacional Madrid, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Philharmonie Luxembourg, Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall (New York) and Herbst Theater (San Francisco). Their most recent project is Brahms’ three Sonatas for Violin and Piano, both on stage and on recording. The Brahms CD was released in June 2013 on Naïve Classique. Sergey’s discography on the label also includes the Sibelius and Khachaturian concert with Sinfonia Varsovia and Emmanuel Krivine, both Shostakovich concerts with the Orchestre National de France and Kurt Masur, a recording of the Shostakovich and Franck sonatas for violin and piano and the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach. A disc of Armenian music is released in 2015. Sergey plays the 1740 “Ysaÿe” Guarneri violin on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.