Haik Kazazyan, violin

Born in Yerevan, Armenia and trained at the Moscow Conservatory studying under Prof. Eduard Grach (2000-2006) and at the Royal College of Music in London under Prof. Itzhakh Rashkovsky (2006-2008). He is a prize winner of many international competitions, including the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition (2002, fourth prize), the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition in Sion (Switzerland, 2004, first prize and three special prizes), the Isang Yun Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea, 2007, first prize and audience favourite award), and the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest (2011, second prize). He performs in the world’s major concert venues as well as participating in the Verbier Festival, the Stars on Baikal Festival, and the Arts Square Festival among many others. In 2010 his solo album Opera Fantasies was released by the American Delos label. Since 2002 he has been a soloist for the Moscow Philharmonic and since 2008 has taught at the Moscow Conservatory.  In June 2015, Haik Kazazyan received third prize at the very prestigious 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.

7:30 pm – PYATT HALL at the VSO School of Music on Friday, June 10th, 2016.

Partita no. 1 b minor for solo violin, BWV 1002 (1720)                                                                J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

I. Allemande
II. Double
III. Corrente
IV. Double
V. Sarabande
VI. Double
VII. Bourree
VIII. Double

Sonata for violin and piano, E-flat Major, op. 12, no. 3 (1797)    L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  1. I.      Allegro con spirit
  2. II.     Adagio con molt’ espressione
  3. III.   Rondo (Allegro molto)


Nocturne from Masquerade (1941)                                           Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Dance in B-flat Major, op. 1                                                       Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Fantasia brillante on Gounod’s “Faust”, op. 20   (1865)               Henri Wieniawski (1835-1880)

Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso, op. 28 (1863)                Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Haik Kazazyan, third prize winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Haik Kazazyan, third prize winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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