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"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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Sophie Spiegelberger
"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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Sophie Spiegelberger
"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."

6.11.2017

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Sophie Spiegelberger
"Robustly incisive"

"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

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Sophie Spiegelberger
"Youthful nonchalance paired with technical precision"

"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

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Sophie Spiegelberger
"On a triumphal procession"

"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."

17.10.2017

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Sophie Spiegelberger
"He plays the violin fantastically"

"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

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Sophie Spiegelberger
"An aesthetic balancing act"

"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.”

Sinkowicz 15.12.2016

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Sophie Spiegelberger