The Kuss Quartet is receiving the famous "Paganini-Quartet" of Antonio Stradivari for a special loan by the Nippt Music Foundation. They will record the complete Beethoven-Cycle live on the instruments during their residency at the Suntory Hall Tokyo in June 2019. The CDs will be released beginning of 2020 with rubicon classics.
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan and the Kuss Quartet will be visiting Orford (Canada) for concerts and masterclasses from July 9th to 15th. Classes are open for chamber music ensembles as well as individual musicians.
In the context of Orford Music Academy (June 4th to August 13th), there are masterclasses for different instruments and ensembles as well as workshops on special topics (e.g., "Improvisation and New Music").
On July 2nd, Mikayel Hakhnazaryan will perform the Cello Concerto "Beichte" ("Confession") by Igor Loboda - his uncle - in Yerevan, together with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. It is going to be the Armenian premiere of the concerto, which makes the evening part of a "tradition": Mikayel already played the solo part in the premiere in Ingolstadt in 2016.
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan will perform at several chamber music festivals this summer: at the Musikfest Schloss Wonfurt, Festival Accord Parfait in Irancy, the Fredener Musiktage and Variations Musicales St.Estephe in France. All details you can find here under "Events".
Mikayel will perform three concerts in his hometown Yerevan, at the "Return" Festival 2013. On the 29th and 30th of October, together with the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and other soloists (Tomoko Akasaka, viola and David Haroutunian, violin), he will play pieces by Bloch, Ravel and Atterberg. More details here on the site under "Events".
At the end of the little chamber music tour in Spain, Mikayel will perform together with Mirijam Contzen, Giovanni Guzzo and Daniel del Pino in Madrid, Schumann Piano Quartet and Brahms Piano Trio No 1.
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan will be teaching (Cello and Chamber Music) at the Music Academy Cap Ferret - more information and application form can be found here!
Mikayel will perform on November 30 at the Wasserkirche Zurich together with flute player Avital Cohen and Julie Palloc (harp). The programme called "From East to West" will include works by Shankar, Uebayashi, Bardanashvili, Jongen. All information and tickets you can find here.