Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize at the VIII International Jean Sibelius Competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels.
In recent seasons, Sergey has performed with the Südwestrundfunk Symphonieorchester (Christoph Eschenbach), Bamberger Symphoniker (Herbert Blomstedt and Jonathan Nott), Münchner Philharmoniker (James Gaffigan), Orchestre National de France (Santtu-Matias Rouvali), Mariinsky Orchestra (Valery Gergiev) and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic (Cristian Macelaru). He has also collaborated with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, NHK and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
Sergey’s recent appearances in the US include with the Seattle Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Ludovic Morlot, and National Symphony Orchestra Washington conducted by Vasily Petrenko. He has also visited the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony as well as the Ravinia, Blossom and Mostly Mozart Festivals.
In 2020/21 season Sergey Khachatryan performed a number of livestreamed performances including Brahms violin concerto with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Cristian Macelaru, Shostakovich 1st violin concerto with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI and Kazuki Yamada, Beethoven violin concerto with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and Olari Elts, Prokofiev 2nd violin concerto with Orchestre National de France and Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Recital performances included a video production produced by BOZAR in Brussels of Beethoven and Babajanian violin sonatas with Sergey’s trusted duo partner, his sister Lusine Khachatryan.
Highlights of the pre-pandemic season included Sergey’s residency at the BOZAR in Brussels, comprising of a pair of recitals and concert with Orchestre National de Belgique and Hugo Wolff. He also performed with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic with Stanislav Kochanovsky, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and Gulbenkian Orchestra with Lorenzo Viotti, Bamberger Symphoniker with Ludovic Morlot and Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev, as well as at the Teatro alla Scala Milan under Myung-Whun Chung. Sergey also embarked on a tour of the US and Europe with Alisa Weilierstein and Inon Barnatan with a programme titled ‘Transfigured Nights’ featuring music of Beethoven, Schoenberg and Shostakovich.