MOSCOW (Armradio.am and Moscow Times) — Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, a recent Artist Diploma recipient from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, won the Gold Medal in the cello division at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Held every four years, the Tchaikovsky is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world.
Hakhnazaryan was born in Yerevan in 1988. A recipient of scholarships from the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation, he performed in Russia, Germany, Austria, France, Great Britain, Greece, Turkey and Canada. As a result of receiving first prize at the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2008, he made his debut that same year at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall in New York City and at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater in Washington, DC.
He has subsequently performed at the Young Concert Artists Festival in Tokyo and toured extensively in the United States.