Haik Kazazyan

Haik Kazazyan

Soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, laureate of international competitions Haik Kazazyan is one of the most sought-after young musicians of his generation, performing in Russia and abroad with great success.

He has been collaborating with composer Baruch Berliner and producer Nachum Slutzker since 2022.
Haik was born in 1982 in Yerevan. In 1989 he enrolled inthe Yerevan Music School named after Sayat-Nova in the class of Professor Levon Zoryan.

In 1996 he moved to Moscow, where he continued his studies at the Gnessin Moscow Special School of Musicwith Professor Eduard Grach, then with the same teacher at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (2000−2006). After graduating from the conservatory, he studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Itzhak Rashkovsky (2006-2008).

In the years of study, he won the title of laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (2002), International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań (2001), Long-Thibaud International Competition in Paris (2005); was awarded theGold Medal and Audience Choice Prize at the violinist’s competition in Switzerland (2004) and in Tongyeong (South Korea, 2007).

Haik Kazazyan performs a lot in Russia, in Europe and America, takes part in such music forums as the International Music Festival in Sion (Switzerland),Verbier Festival (Switzerland), Tongyeong International Music Festival (South Korea), festivals of Denis Matsuev “Stars on Baikal” and “Crescendo”, Yuri Temirkanov’s festival “Square of Arts” in St. Petersburg, etc.

The violinist plays at the most prestigious venues with renowned world-class orchestras, including the national and philharmonic orchestras of the Czech Republic, Ireland, France, the Royal Scottish NationalOrchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov” and many others.

Kazazyan collaborates with famous conductors: Valery Gergiev, Alexander Lazarev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Andrew Litton, Jac van Steen, Constantine Orbelian, Alexander Polyanichko, Alan Buribayev, Alexander Liebreich, Jonathan Darlington and Pavel Kogan.

As part of chamber ensembles, his stage partners were pianists Denis Matsuev, Eliso Virsaladze, Frederick Kempf, Alexei Lubimov, Alexander Kobrin, Ekaterina Mechetina, Rem Urasin, Andrey Shibko, Vadym Kholodenko; violinists Gordan Nikolitch, Boris Brovtsyn; cellists Natalia Gutman, Alexander Kniazev, Alexander Rudin, Boris Andrianov, Alexander Buzlov, Sergey Antonov.

Haik Kazazyan recorded a number of solo albums.

He has been teaching at the Moscow Conservatory since 2008.