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Acclaimed violinist Tjeknavorian in Nicosia recital

World-acclaimed violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian will be giving a recital in Nicosia on Friday evening.

Tjeknavorian  is the winner in important competitions such as the Jean Sibelius Violin Competition, 2015 and the Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition, 2014.

The recital, at The Shoe Factory, old Nicosia, will mark the beginning of an extensive tour in some of Europe’s most prestigious venues, including the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonie in Luxembourg and the Barbican in the UK.

He will perform the same programme – works for solo violin by JS Bach, Ysaye, Prokofiev, Enescu, Ernst and Ehrenfellner.

Tjeknavorian has achieved international acclaim since 2015 when he participated in the Jean Sibelius Competition and won Second Prize as well as the Award for Best Interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

The 22-year-old violinist from Vienna grew up in a family of musicians. He received his first violin lessons at the age of five and made his first public appearance two years later. Since 2011 he has been studying with Gerhard Schulz, formerly a member of the renowned Alban Berg Quartet, at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna.

The Nicosia recital is sponsored by the Pharos Arts Foundation.

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