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Alexander Chaushian

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In 2003 Alexander Chaushian pursued advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with the late Boris Pergamenschikow and later with David Geringas, graduating with distinction in 2005. Alexander Chaushian won First Prize in the 1990 Premio Mozart Competition in Verona, Italy and in 1992, First Prize in the International Music Competition in Holland.
He received the Guilhermina Suggia Gift in London - a grant awarded to outstanding string players - on three occasions. In 1997, he was awarded the Orchestra of New England Soloist Prize, as well as the first Summis Auspiciis Prize of Young Concert Artists in New York. In 1999, he was the recipient of the Anna Instone Memorial Award sponsored by Capital Radio, in 2001 the joint recipient of the Pierre Fournier Award and in 2002 was awarded third prize in the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Alexander Chaushian won the 3rd prize and the special prize given by the Munich Chamber Orchestra at the Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD in Germany in September 2005.
As a soloist with orchestra, Alexander Chaushian has performed in many countries worldwide, including appearances with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at Vienna’s Konzerthaus and at the Bruchnerhaus in Linz, as well as with the London Mozart Players and the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Royal National Orchestra of Belgium, Les Solistes Européens de Luxembourg in a gala concert conducted by Yehudi Menuhin, the Boston Pops Orchestra at Boston Symphony Hall, and the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Alexander has given recitals at the Harrogate Festival in England, the Kuhmo International Festival in Finland, La Jolla Festival in the USA, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and in Montpellier as recipient of the Beracasa Foundation Prize of the Radio-France and in Montpellier Festival. From 2002 until the present he has acted as the artistic director of the Orpheus & Bacchus Festival in Bordeaux, France and of the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival in Cyprus. Alexander Chaushian has collaborated with many distinguished musicians such as Levon Chilingirian, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Ani and Ida Kavafian, David Geringas and Phillippe Cassard. He has also performed together with Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer at the Kronberg Chamber Music Festival. Alexander’s regular chamber music partners include Ashley Wass and Yevgeny Sudbin.
Alexander’s recent projects include numerous concerts and recordings. He has performed highly acclaimed concerts at Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Barbican with The Academy of St Martin’s in the Field and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sala Verdi,Milan with the Padova Chamber Orchestra, as well making his highly successful debut at the Suntory Hall, Japan.
In 2006, Alexander Chaushian recorded Shostakovich’s Cello Sonata for Performance Channel television, and made a recording of the Wim Zwaag’s Cello Concerto with the Núrnberger Symphoniker. Alexander's solo debut recording for the BIS label of Weinberg’s Sonatas in which he is partnered by Yevgeny Sudbin, will be released in 2007.

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