Cello | North American Representation
April 25, 2018
Narek Hakhnazaryan Revelatory in St. Louis Symphony Debut

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

"A compelling artist who performs with an ease that belies his technical prowess. The immediacy of his sweet, soulful playing, coupled with the tonal purity of his 1707 Joseph Guarneri cello, made for gorgeous phrases in Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70."
– The Washington Post

Following recitals in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., Tchaikovsky Competition winner Narek Hakhnazaryan returned to the United States last week to debut with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Hannu Lintu:

"Hakhnazaryan took on Tchaikovsky’s brief, lyrical Nocturne in D minor for Cello and Orchestra and then “Variations on a Rococo Theme,” in a revelatory performance that combined an exquisitely rich singing tone with lyrical grace and a spectacular technical prowess that made even the most elaborate of the variations seem effortless."
– St. Louis Post Dispatch

After a stellar debut with Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this past fall, Hakhnazaryan has been immediately re-engaged to perform 4 performances of the Elgar Cello Concerto next season with conductor Nicholas Hersh. 

*Upcoming Performances*

July 6
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations  ◦   Angel Gil-Ordóñez, conductor

July 11
Bellingham Festival of Music
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations  ◦   Michael Palmer, conductor

July 14 + 15  
Music in the Mountains
Recital with Aviram Reichert, piano
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations  ◦   Guillermo Figueroa, conductor

July 20
Brevard Music Center Summer Festival
Brahms: Double Concerto  ◦  Sergey Khachatryan, violin  ◦  Rune Bergmann, conductor

July 25
Aspen Music Festival
Z.E.N. Trio recital

July 28
Ottawa Chamberfest
Z.E.N. Trio recital

August 2 
Colorado Music Festival
Dvořák: Cello Concerto  ◦  Peter Oundjian, conductor

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