Haik Kazazyan (violin) , Russia
Haik Kazazian, one of the perspective young violinists of his generation, was born in Yerevan in 1982. In 1989 entered the Sayat-Nova Music School, studying with Professor L. Zoryan. In 1996 he moved in Moscow.
From 1996 till 2006 studied with professor E. Gratch in Moscow Gnessin music school than in Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory and after graduation continued education at Royal College of Music in London with Prof. I. Rashkovsky. He also took part in master-classes of Shlomo Mintz, Ida Haendel, Boris Kushnir, Pamela Frank and others.
In 1993-99 he won several national and international competitions including Grand-Prix at «Amadeus-95» in Belgium.
Also Haik Kazazyan participated in the following competitions:
2001 - XII International H. Wieniawski Competition in Poznan (III prize)
2002 - XII International P.I. Tchaikovsky Competition (IV prize)
2004 - International Violin Competition in Sion-Valais (Winner)
2005 - International Violin M. Long- J. Thibaud Competition (III prize)
2007 - International Violin Competition in South Korea (Winner).
Haik is regularly invited to perform in many countries with famous orchestras and musicians, such as Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Russian Chamber Orchestra and Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic orchestra, Dublin National Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra as well as S. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Samara Symphony Orchestras. The musicians he collaborated with as a soloist and chamber musician are conductors Andrew Litton, Alexander Liebreich, Alexander Lazarev, Alan Buribayev, Constantine Orbelian, Jac van Steen, David Brophy, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Polianichko, pianists Freddy Kempf, Ekaterina Mechetina, Andrey Shibko, Vadim Kholodenko, violinists Gordan Nikolitch, Boris Brovtsyn, cellists Alexander Bouzlov, Sergey Antonov, Boris Andrianov and many others.
His concerts are held in such famous halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Barbican Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow and have been broadcasted on TV channels «Culture» (Russia), «Mezzo» (France), Brussels TV, Polskie Radio, BBC and others.
He regularly performs on the «Festival de musique» (Sion), Festival in Verbier, Yu. Temirkanov' festival «Arts Square» (S.-Petersburg), «Moscow Kremlin», Primavera Classica (Moscow), Tongyeong International Music Festival (South Korea).
Since 2002 he is a Soloist of Moscow Philharmonic Society and in 2008 began to teach in the Moscow Conservatory.