Mikayel Zakaryan

Mikayel Zarkayan, violin, was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in a family of musicians. He started playing the violin in 1990. At the age of nine he moved to Moscow with his family, where he studied at the Gnessin Music School from 1993 to 1998. He then continued his studies at the Tchaikowsky Music School and at the Conservatory in Yerevan, graduating with distinction in 2003. After this Mikayel came to Switzerland to study at the Music Academy in Basel with Adelina Oprean for a concert diploma, which he obtained in 2006. For the following four years he studied with Prof. Sebastian Hamann at the Lucerne Music Academy, receiving a teaching diploma (2008) and a Master of Solo Performance (2010).

Since September 2012 Mikayel Zakaryan has been a member of the “Sinfonieorchester Biel”. He has also been working as an extra with the “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande” since 2009. He participated in chamber music courses with Walter Levin, Gerard Wyss and the Artemis Quartett, in masterclasses with Isabel Charisius, Gyula Stuller, Ervin Schiffer and Hansheinz Schneeberger and has worked with Bernhard Haitink, Peter Eötvös, Vladimir Fedoseev, Dirk Brossé.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Beethoven & Schostakowich Concert. November 2, 2014. Riggisberg 20:00.

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B. Bartok - Streichquartett Nr. 2 Op. 17
II Satz: Allegro molto caproccioso
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III Satz: Lento
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G. Bacewicz - Streichquartett Nr. 4
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J. Haydn - Quartett Op. 50 Nr. 5
I Satz: Allegro Moderato
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II Satz: Poco Adagio "Der Traum"
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