|Chief Conductor of the Komi Republic State Opera & Ballet Theatre Music Director & Conductor of the Komi Republic Chamber Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor of the Tambov Symphony Orchestra Tigran Hakhnazaryan especially known for introducing both to orchestral and operatic repertoire. His large repertoire includes all epochs from baroque to contemporary music, symphonic works as well as the chamber orchestra repertoire, operas and ballets. In 2001, being already well-recommended, 23 years old conductor has been invited to temporarily to fulfill the duties of Music director and Chief conductor of the National Symphonic Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan. During the first half of the 2001-2002 concert season Mr. Tigran Hakhnazaryan had successfully conducted over 30 symphonic concerts in various russian cities, receiving great acclaim from the audience and musical critics. In 2003 he received an honorable invitation to lead the 2003-2004 Season’s opening concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The same year he was invited by Cherepovets Symphony Orchestra to conduct their 2003-2004 season’s opening concert as well. As guest conductor Mr. Tigran Hakhnazaryan is regularly and successfully cooperating with various symphonic and chamber orchestras, among which are the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Donetsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Karelian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kislovodsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Volgograd Philharmonic Orchestra, Yerevan Symphony Orchestra, Tambov Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Slobodkin Centre Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Impression”. As an engaged conductor he has participated in different international festivals. Since 2010, after phenomenal production of Verdi’s La Traviata, Mr. Tigran Hakhnazaryan was appointed Chief Conductor of the Komi Republic State Opera & Ballet Theatre, during which he performed dozens of opera, operetta, ballet performances, concerts; such works as Bizet’s Carmen, Leoncavallo’s Il Pagliacci, Puccini’s La Boheme, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale; J.Strauss Die Fledermaus, Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe, Calman’s Countess Mariza, etc. Music director & conductor of the opera production Le Domino Noir by Daniel Auber. On April-May 2011 in the XXI International opera and ballet festival "Syktyvkarsa Tulys” (Syktyvkar’s spring) Mr. Tigran Hakhnazaryan successfully conducted various opera, ballet performances and concerts with participation of the world-renowned stars: the Bolshoi Theatre singers, USSR People’s artists Makvala Kasrashvili and Zurab Sotkilava; the Mariinsky Theatre leading singers Yekaterina Shimanovich, Natalia Evstafieva, Eduard Tsanga, Vladimir Vaneev; Prague State Opera baritone Damir Basyrov & others. Mr. Tigran Hakhnazaryan conducted the TSO 2010-2011 concert season’s closing concert in common with the winner of the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition pianist Miroslav Kultyshev. Younger brother cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, the winner and holder of several special prizes of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, which was held under the patronage of Maestro Valery Gergiev, is a permanent soloist in concerts under Tigran Hakhnazaryan’s baton. In 2011 received honorable Thank you letter from the President of Republic Komi for outstanding conducting skills during republic’s anniversary concerts. Tigran Hakhnazaryan was born in 1978 in the family of musicians. Having graduated from the Musical School & Lyceum of Foreign Languages in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, Tigran Hakhnazaryan entered the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas, violin class (professor Souren Hakhnazaryan) and symphonic conducting department (professor, National artist of the Russian Federation, Emin Khachaturyan). In 2000 he graduated with honors from the Yerevan State Conservatory by both specialities. Having brilliantly conducted the Yerevan Symphonic Orchestra during his diploma concert at the Big Hall of the Philharmonic, Armenia, had a wide feedback in the press and recommended by the examination commission for post-graduate course, which was completed with honors in 2002. In 1998-1999 he worked on probation at the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory named after Rimsky-Korsakov under the guidance of legendary teacher Ilya Musin, whose outstanding pupils are such well-known conductors as Yuri Temirkanov, Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Vassily Synaisky and others. At the same time Mr. Hakhnazaryan cooperates with the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory symphonic orchestra. In 2004 Tigran Hakhnazaryan participated in the “First international conducting master classes” of the outstanding conductor Kurt Masur, which was held in Wroclav, Poland.
“An excellent school, precise, certain, confident and expressive motions, as whole immersion in the music.” «Vecherniaya Ufa» (Bashkortostan, Russia) “ ....the conductor Tigran Hakhnazaryan reacted on all nicety of interpretation and demonstrated the skill to consolidate the pianist’s peculiar rendition and rich palette of orchestra rendition.” «Golos Armenii» ( Armenia) “…young conductor Tigran Hakhnazaryan is amazingly emotional, plastic and connected with the orchestra and the audience. He is probably the brightest of today’s interpreters of musical classics of Aram Khachaturian.” «Respublika Bashkortostan» (Russia) “Under Tigran Hakhnazaryan’s guidance the orchestra sounds melodiously and organic…” «Aravot» (Yerevan, Armenia) “T. Hakhnazaryan conducted sensible, rich and artistic… with whole-hearted love and was fascinated by sounds fireworks.” «Hayastan» (Armenia)