"An exceptional talent…"
Celebrated as an “exceptional talent” (Der Tagesspiegel), violinist and conductor Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has quickly become one of the most sought after musicians of his generation.
Highlights of the 19/20 season included debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, and re-invitations from the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. He will perform alongside conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Christoph Eschenbach, Jakub Hrůša, Markus Poschner and Yuri Temirkanov. Furthermore, as the youngest ever Artist in Residence of the Vienna Musikverein, he will have his own subscription series at the famed hall throughout the season and returns to the Konzerthaus Dortmund as one of the "Junge Wilde”.
As a conductor he made his debut in the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and will lead the Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, Württembergische Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Vienna ConcertVerein and Albanian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, performing symphonies by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and Mahler.
In February 2020, his second album, featuring the violin concertos by Jean Sibelius and by his father, Loris Tjeknavorian, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Pablo Gonzales was released as part of a new exclusive contract with Berlin Classics. His debut album “Solo”, released by Sony Classical, received great critical acclaim and won the OPUS Klassik in 2018.
Emmanuel first came to international attention when he won the prize for the best interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto as well as Second Prize at the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2015. Since then, he has received invitations from world-renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, London Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington, working with conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Adam Fischer, Edward Gardner, Nicholas Milton, Kristiina Poska, Michael Sanderling and John Storgårds.
Since September 2017 he has hosted his own radio show “Der Klassik-Tjek” on Vienna’s Radio Klassik Stephansdom.