Hrachya Avanesyan



Hrachya Avanesyan is considered as one of the most inspiring artists of his generation. In April 2006, when he was a teenager, he won the first prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition. In 2008 his talent was recognized once more in the musical world, when he won the prestigious Carl Nielsen Competition in Denmark.

During the last years Hrachya Avanesyan has made acclaimed debuts with orchestras such as Belgian National Orchestra with W. Weller in Brussels, London Chamber Orchestra with C. Warren-Green in London, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra with E. Inbal, National Orchestra of Lille with Joji Hattori, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie with P. Goodwin, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and P. Watkins in Cardiff, Gulbenkian Orchestra with J. Carniero, Lisbon Metropolinan Orchestra, Odense Symphony with A. Vedernikov, South Jutland Symphony, Liège Philharmonic with P. Davin, Belgrade Philharmonic with Daniel Raiskin, Orchestra Sinfonia Varsovia and Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen with M. Soustrot.

Avanesyan has given concerts in prestigious venues like the Wigmore hall in London, Salle Gaveau and Théatre des Chapms Elysées in Paris, Santury hall in Tokyo, Moscow Kremlin's Grand Hall, Danish Radio Concert Hall in Copenhagen, National Auditorium in Madrid and the Palais des Beaux-Art in Brussels.

In April 2008 he made his debut at the David's Hall in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, where he shared the stage with Joshua Bell and Maxim Vengerov. In April 2009, he made his Wigmore hall debut in London with the British pianist Ashley Wass and has given numerous recitals, among many others, at the Montpellier Festival, Menton Festival and Strasbourg music Festival in memory of Yehudi Menuhin. In June 2010, he made his debut in Japan with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

The season 2010 - 11 he had an extensive recital tour in Scandinavia with pianist Marianna Shirinyan, appearances with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic Orchestra, and appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra  under the baton of Augustin Dumay and a recital tour in Japan.

His first CD with Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto no. 2 was released in autumn 2010 with the Liège Philharmonic Orchestra and Patrick Davin.

Born in Armenia in 1986, Hrachya Avanesyan moved to Belgium with his family at the age of 16 and is now settled there.

From 2003-2008 he has studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels in the class of Igor Oistrakh, son and the pupil of legendary David Oistrakh. From 2007 he is studying at the Queen Elisabeth College of music in Belgium with Augustin Dumay.

Hrachya Avanesyan plays on the violin of Antonio Stradivarius "Piatti" from 1717. 



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