"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
"He makes the violin glow ... one of the highlights of the Rheingau Music Festival so far"
"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
“An emissary of the extraordinary … on his way to an international career”
Christoph Irrgeher, 17.5.2018
“A triumphant success due to virtuoso technique and profound musicality”
Wilhelm Sinkovicz, 20.4.2018
"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
"How a young violinist ist taking us by storm. Emmanuel Tjeknavorian was a thrill in the Konzerthaus."
Theresa Selzer, 12.3.2018
"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
"Elegance, temperament and virtuosity… a willowy, flexible tone, the elegance of a dancer and a profound understanding of structure.”
Crescendo, Feb/March 2018
"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
"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
"Risking it without the possibility of failure … that, however, with almost unimaginably perfect technique."
Hans Georg Nicklaus, 16.1.2018
"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