"Consciously goes against the grain"
"Ambitiously, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, born in Vienna in 1995, does not merely use Beethoven's Violin Concerto to demonstrate his technical virtuosity while taking the safe path and playing it traditionally. Instead, he quite consciously goes against the grain, fastidiously referencing the origin of the piece."
"Touring the great concert halls of Europe"
"The only 22-year-old Viennese Emmanuel Tjeknavorian proved with a sinewy, sometimes robustly incisive tone that the Brahms Concerto need not always be luscious and voluptuous. The personable encore was, Brahms's "Good evening, good night", a piece the once small Emmanuel could only play "in the first position".
Klaus Kalchschmid, 27.10.2017
"Youthful nonchalance paired with technical precision"
"He is just 22 years old and is already touring through the great concert halls of Europe: the Austrian violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian. He can coax brilliant sounds from his violin even in an underground garage. "
"On a triumphal procession"
"Emmanuel Tjeknavorian in the Vienna Konzerthaus: youthful nonchalance paired with technical precision. ... It is not only Tjeknavorian's highly elegant phrasing and beauty of sound that he apparently elicits effortlessly from his Stradivarius - Tjeknavorian's charisma and stage effect are also based on nonchalance, with which he presents even the most difficult.
Theresa Steininger, 21.10.2017
"He plays the violin fantastically"
"The violin genius from the underground garage. The Viennese violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian on a triumphal procession. He is firmly convinced that art has the power to break the boundaries of reality. The young Austrian violinist with Armenian roots Emmanuel Tjeknavorian is one of the most promising young artists to just conquer the international stage."
"He has a big weakness for football and all kinds of sweets - and he plays the violin fantastically. The 22-year-old Emmanuel Tjeknavorian from Vienna will soon be performing the Brahms Concerto with the Munich Symphony Orchestra. Already in September he visited BR-KLASSIK - and played live. "
Viktoria Schulmann, 2.9.2017
"An aesthetic balancing act"
"Tjeknavorian and Kromer fulfill all the criteria for a great career: striking virtuosity, musical temperament and are a pleasant sight."
Doris Kösterke, 20.3.2017
"There is rhythmic elasticity, elegance in the phrasing - and a completely sure instinct for dramaturgical developments ... Whoever listens to Tjeknavorian and (Maximilian) Kromer, remains attentive and curious from the first to the last note and experiences the music as an aesthetic balancing act between personal statement and pure beauty.”