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
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.