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Dates of masterclasses: 5 - 6 September 2021

Haik <br>Kazazyan — Middle East Classical Music Academy

Violinist Haik Kazazyan has performed with such orchestras as Orchestra of The Mariinsky Theater, Orchestre National de France, Scottish Royal National Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra,  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yu. Simonov, Moscow Symphony Orchestra named after E. Svetlanov,  Prague Philharmonic orchestra,  Dublin National Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber orchestra,  Moscow chamber orchestra  ‘Musica Viva’, Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic Orchestra,  Katowice Radio Symphony Orchestra,  and many others. 

The musicians Haik worked with as a soloist and chamber musician are conductors Valery Gergiev, Teodor Currentzis,  Andrew Litton, Vladimir Fedoseyev,  Alexander Liebreich,  Alexander Lazarev,  Constantine Orbelian,  Jonathan Darlington,  Ricardo Averbach,  Alan Buribayev, Jac van Steen, David Brophy,  Pavel Kogan,  Alexander Polianichko,  pianists Denis Matsuev, Freddy Kempf, Eliso Virsaladze, Aleksey Lubimov,  Alex Kobrin,  violinists Pavel Vernikov, Gordan Nikolitch,  cellists Natalia Gutman,  Alexander Rudin and many other great musicians of our generation.

He has performed in many great halls in the world, including ‘Carnegie hall’(Stern Auditorium and Weill Hall) in New-York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, in Great, Small and Rakhmaninov halls of Moscow conservatory, in Tchaikovsky hall(Moscow), Victoria hall in Geneva, Barbican hall and Wigmore hall in London, Usher hall in Edinburgh, Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow, etc.

Haik has been a performer in many festivals like ‘Festival de musique’ of  Sh. Mintz,(Switzerland), festival in Verbier, ‘Arts square’ of Yu. Temirkanov (S.-Petersburg), "Crescendo" of D. Matsuev, ‘Moscow Kremlin , Primavera Classica’(Moscow), Tongyeong International Music Festival(South Korea) and others.

His concerts have been broadcasted on TV channels 'Culture'(Moscow), Mezzo, Brussels TV, Polskie Radio(Poland), BBC radio in London and others.

He studied at Sayat-Nova Music school in Yerevan with professor Levon Zoryan.

Then Haik studied with professor E.D.Grach and chamber music class with Alexander Bonduriansky in Moscow from 1996 to 2000 in Gnessin music school, from 2000-2006 in Moscow Conservatory.

From 2006-2008 he studied with professor Itzhak Rashkovsky and chamber music with  Levon Chilingirian at Royal College of Music in London.                                               

In 1993-1995 won several republic competitions, also won ‘Grand-Prix’ at ‘Amadeus-95’ competition and after that has been invited to Belgium and France for recitals.

In 1997 he took part in the international competition of violinists in Germany(in the castle ‘Kloster Schoental’) and received II prize and special prize for masterly performance.

In 1999 at the 2-nd international competition named after A.Yampolsky he won II prize. 

In 2000 at the All-Russia competition ‘New names’ with a piano trio received ‘Grand Prix’. 

In 2001 at the XII international H.Wieniawski competition in Poland he received III prize and special prize for the best performance of polonaise by Wieniawski.

In 2002 he became the laureate of XII international P.I.Tchaikovsky competition, IV prize and 3 special prizes. A prize – from TV channel ‘Culture’, from the Moscow State Conservatory and from the foundation ‘New Names’.

In 2004 at the International violin competition in Sion-Valais(Switzerland) Haik received 1st prize  and prize of ‘Children jury’ and also public prize.

In 2005 he received 3rd prize and public proze in Paris at “M.Long-J.Thibaud” competition.

In 2007 Haik won 1st prize at the International violin competition named after Isang Yun in South Korea, also the special prize for best interpretation of Isang Yun's piece.

In 2010 a CD album with Opera Fantasies was released on the 'Delos' label.


In 2017 a new album with 3 Grieg violin sonatas was released, with pianist Philipp Kopachevsky.


In 2011, Haik won the Enescu international competition in Bucharest.

Recently, in 2015 won a bronze medal at Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow.

Also Haik has been in summer courses and festivals in Keshet Eilon(Israel), Aspen music festival, Verbier festival.

He had masterclasses with Shlom Mintz, Ida Haendel, Pamela Frank, Boris Kuschnir and others.

Since 2002 he is a soloist of Moscow Philharmonic Society. He teaches violin at Moscow Conservatory.


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