Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his debut at the Verbier Festival
Published: 09 July 2012
Narek Hakhnazaryan makes his debut at the Verbier Festival in July, appearing alongside some of the world’s leading musicians. Following his success at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, Hakhnazaryan was invited to the Verbier Festival by Founder and Executive Director Martin Engström, who served on the jury of the Competition.
Hakhnazaryan will take part in five chamber concerts, sharing the stage with established artists including Martin Fröst, Lawrence Power, Menahem Pressler, Daniel Hope as well as younger musicians including violinist Itamar Zorman and violist David Aaron Carpenter, with whom he will play Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’, arr. Sitkovetsky (28 July). Hakhnazaryan will perform a wide range of repertoire including Weber’s Clarinet Quintet (25 July), Brahms Piano Quartet Op.60 (30 July), Turina Piano Quartet and Schumann Piano Quartet (1 August).
Narek Hakhnazaryan has had a busy summer of festival debuts including the Grafenegg Festival with the Tonkünstler Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev performing Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, and recitals at the Tivoli Festival in Copenhagen, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the City of London Festival, where his playing was described by Ivan Hewitt of the Daily Telegraph as “a marvel of musicality and technique combined”.