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"A rising-star violinist well worth catching on his ascent" 

Charlotte Gardner, Aug 2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"The unassuming demeanour of the 23 year old Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, winner of this year's LOTTO-Förderpreis, manifests itself in unpretentious virtuosity when he starts to play"

Judith von Sternburg, 20.7.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"He makes the violin glow ...  one of the highlights of the Rheingau Music Festival so far"

19.7.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"There he goes again: all alone in the large Sharon Hall, no flashiness, no tricks. Understatements can be touching too."

Christiane Peitz, 14.6.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

“An emissary of the extraordinary … on his way to an international career”

 

Christoph Irrgeher, 17.5.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

“A triumphant success due to virtuoso technique and profound musicality” 

Wilhelm Sinkovicz, 20.4.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Tjeknavorian dreamily makes his way through the slow movement, the last movement culminating in a true firework. As an artist he is confident, yet not vain, able to convey his musical ideas to the public in every moment."

Thomas Schacher, 19.3.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"How a young violinist ist taking us by storm. Emmanuel Tjeknavorian was a thrill in the Konzerthaus."

Theresa Selzer, 12.3.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"A notable solo-debut. Tjeknavorian works with foresight and an understanding for structure; clear, pleasant to the ear and natural all along” 

Norbert Hornig, March 2018

 

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Elegance, temperament and virtuosity… a willowy, flexible tone, the elegance of a dancer and a profound understanding of structure.” 

Crescendo, Feb/March 2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"With the insidiously heavy yet also facetious Alpine Suite the violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is already playing his way to the top in his first CD.”

Johannes Saltzwedel, 27.1.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"His playing is expressive and grounded in the tradition of his native city of Vienna … outstanding technique and crystal clear intonation” 

Bernhard Neuhoff, 26.1.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Risking it without the possibility of failure … that, however, with almost unimaginably perfect technique."

Hans Georg Nicklaus, 16.1.2018

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Emmanuel Tjeknavorian lets the violin dance through the Alps… He has what it takes to be a Star: first and foremost, inexpressible talent."

Lisz Hirn, 14.12.2017

 

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Crystal clear, laconic in articulation and flexible in means expression, the 22 year old demonstrated the full breadth of his abilities."

December 2017

Sophie Spiegelberger

"Violinist of the future ... He fills the dangerously virtuoso with heart, body and soul. Immaculate!"

Lars von der Gönna, 14.12.2017

Sophie Spiegelberger
"A current rising star"

"Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (1995) a current rising star in the sky of violinists. ... Tjeknavorian, rather a soft violinist, who can bring the lyrical into high passages. "

Leonore Welzin, 18.11.2017

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"Sensitivity meets excellent technique"

"The 22-year-old Viennese, who was already a guest at the WKO New Year's concert, makes it clear from the very first bar: Here, sensitivity meets excellent technique. The sounds that he coaxes from his Stradivarius initially convey a delicate sweetness, which can instantly transform into brilliant precision. "

Uwe Grosser, 17.11.2017

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