15 APRIL - 1 MAY 2018



Narek Hakhnazaryan Cello

Tigran Hakhnazaryan Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

Venue: Republic hall, Mediterranean Conference Center




Narek had what few other cellists can boast: the power to stand up to such a wall of dark, overpowering Estonian sound… Even his grandly shaped lyrical phrases had the quality of mowing down anything in his way. His tone is as gorgeously sure as it is huge. Hakhnazaryan is clearly on his way to a big career.

— Los Angeles Times

Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital across the globe and has established himself internationally as one of the finest cellists of his generation. From 2014-2016 he joined the prestigious BBC New Generation Artists scheme during which time he made a hugely successful BBC Proms debut, with the Guardian commenting on his “technically impeccable and distinctively personal account” of Haydn’s First Concerto. Of his LAPO debut in 2012, the LA Times said “His command of the instrument is extraordinary”, The Strad has described him as “dazzlingly brilliant” and the San Francisco Chronicle “nothing short of magnificent.”


Pyotr Tchaikovsky

“Romeo and Juliet”
Overture-Fantasie, TH 42, ČW 39

Edward Elgar

Cello Concerto in E minor, op.85

I Adagio - Moderato
II Lento - Allegro molto
III Adagio
IV Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma non-troppo - Poco piu lento - Adagio

Alexey Shor

Three Pieces
for Cello and Orchestra

1. Lament
2. Melancholy
3. Lonely Sail




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