Narek Hakhnazaryan

"What really distinguishes his playing is its effect on the listener. There is an immediate connection between his cello playing and those lucky enough to be in the audience. It’s that personal connection, that passion and musical charisma, that not only wins competitions, but people’s hearts as well.”

—The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Narek Hakhnazaryan

"Seasoned Phenom"

—The Washington Post

Since winning the First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with most major orchestras and in recital and chamber music across the globe at the world’s most prestigious festivals and venues. He has been described as “Dazzlingly Brilliant” (The Strad) and “Nothing short of magnificent” (San Francisco Chronicle), and of his LAPO debut, the Los Angeles Times said “His command of the instrument is extraordinary”.

Narek Hakhnazaryan is awarded the title of “Honored Artist of Armenia” and an honorable “Movses Khorenatsi” medal for “Outstanding Achievements in The Field of Culture” by the president of Armenia.

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“I have been ‘Strings Wonderer’ for many years, jumping from one combination of strings to another, trying different brands in search for the perfect fit for me. But when I discovered the Larsen Strings universe for the first time I knew right away that the competition was over. Since that moment I have been playing exclusively on Larsen Strings. For me as a musician who constantly performs around the world they are the perfect combination of beauty, power and reliability.”

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April 20, 2024
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Narek Hakhnazaryan made his debut in Argentina performing Tchaikovsky’s “Nocturne” and Variations on a Rococo Theme with Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra under baton of Marco Alibrando in packed legendary Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.

Narek Hakhnazaryan is Larsen Strings Artist