Ever since being awarded for the best interpretation of Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto as well as Second Prize at the International Jean Sibelius Competition 2015, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (born 1995, Vienna) has received international acclaim.
He was selected to take part in the Rising Stars series of the European Concert Hall Organisation throughout the 2017/2018 season. During this concert tour, he will perform in many of the most renowned concert halls in Europe. In 2018, Emmanuel will be part of the Orpheum Foundation and will give his debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under Michael Sanderling.
The highlights of the current season include engagements with the Vienna Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Camerata Salzburg and the Bogotá Youth Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Furthermore, he will give recitals at the Rheingau Music Festival, the Andermatt Classics, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad as well as the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s cycle “young elite”.
As a soloist, he has performed with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Munich Chamber Orchestra.
He had his first public appearance at the age of seven. Since 2011 he has been a student of Gerhard Schulz (Alban Berg Quartet) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian plays an Antonio Stradivari violin, Cremona 1698, generously loaned to him by a patron of the Beare’s International Violin Society in London.