Columbia Artists Welcomes Violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian


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“Tjeknavorian .... gave a phenomenal rendition of this powerhouse concerto [Sibelius]. The whisper-soft envelope of sound woven by the NSO in Gardner’s careful hands showcased the violinist’s pristine tone in the opening passage. His technique was daring and assured, from a growling tone on the G string to crisply tuned double-stops and impeccable trills with staccato melodies woven through them.” -Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review, May 2019

Columbia Artists is pleased to announce the North and South American representation of violinist, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.

Emmanuel first came to international attention when he won the prize for the best interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as Second Prize at the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2015. Since then, he has received invitations from world-renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington.

Highlights of the 19/20 season include debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and re-invitations from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. As the youngest ever Artist in Residence of the Vienna Musikverein, he will have his own subscription series at the famed hall throughout the season.

In February 2020, his second album, featuring the violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and by his father, Loris Tjeknavorian, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Pablo Gonzales will be released as part of a new exclusive contract with Berlin Classics. His debut album “Solo”, released by Sony Classical, received great critical acclaim and won the OPUS Klassik in 2018.