Emmanuel Tjeknavorian


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Emmanuel Tjeknavorian

Appreciated by audiences and music experts as a versatile artistic personality, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has shifted the focus of his musical work to conducting since the 2022/23 season. Most recently, he conducted orchestras such as the Munich Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. As part of his residency at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival in the summer of 2022, he conducted the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Potsdam Chamber Academy.

In the current season there are renewed collaborations with the Graz Philharmonic, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz and the Wiener Kammerorchester a.o. for a performance of Beethoven's C major Mass with the Wiener Singakademie. In addition, Tjeknavorian will make his debuts with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra with concerts in the Wiener Konzerthaus and on tour in Germany and Switzerland, with the Spanish Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, the Rundfunk- Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna with a concert performance of Johann Strauss' operetta "Die Fledermaus". As an artist-in-residence, Tjeknavorian will also appear several times at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Grazer Musikverein, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn.

With his career as a conductor, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian builds on his previous work as a violinist. Since his success at the International Sibelius Competition in 2015, Tjeknavorian has given concerts in the most internationally renowned halls and has worked together with the greatest musicians of our time. During his current residencies he will also occasionally appear as a violinist. He will go on tour through Europe with the Filarmonica della Scala under Riccardo Chailly, play Mozart's own Costa violin at the Mozart Week in Salzburg and in a piano trio with Anna Vinnitskaya and Daniel Müller-Schott. For several years Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has been playing a violin by Antonio Stradivari (Cremona 1698), generously loaned by a benefactor of Beare's International Violin Society.

As an OPUS Klassik award winner, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has already released several albums: after a highly acclaimed solo album and recordings of the violin concertos by Brahms and Sibelius, his debut album as a conductor was released in 2021, in which he conducted the Tonkünstler Orchestra a.o. with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade". Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is also a passionate music communicator and as such has been hosting his own monthly radio show "Der Klassik-Tjek" on Radio Klassik Stephansdom since 2017, in which he talks to well-known personalities from a wide variety of fields about their shared passion for classical music.

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian was born in Vienna in 1995 into a family of musicians and began his musical education at the age of five. While he was studying the violin, he was introduced to conducting from an early age by his father, composer and conductor Loris Tjeknavorian.