21. Feb

“Tjeknavorian & Sibelius: Violin Concertos” – Emmanuel Tjeknavorian releases his new album!

The first orchestral album "Tjeknavorian & Sibelius: Violin Concertos" by young violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has just been released and already received good reviews and features at the major streaming providers. The album contains his "Signatur Piece", the violin concerto by Jean Sibelius and the first recording of the violin concerto by his father Loris Tjeknavorian. In addition, he has recorded his often played encore, an Armenian folk song called Krunk (crane) on the album, which underlines the deep connection to his homeland Armenia.

The strong relationship to one’s origins is, in Emmanuel Tjeknavorian’s eyes, something that links the two works on this CD. “Just as Sibelius always conveyed the Nordic message in his music, the Armenian and Persian cultural influences are evident in my father’s work,” he says. One of Emmanuel Tjeknavorian’s primary objectives in this recording made with the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra is to make that link visible (or rather: audible). The stylistic qualities of his violin playing, which combines “a plucky approach and sweetness of tone” (ORF), and which exhibits the characteristics of the Russian but above all of the Viennese school, mean that this young musician is surely destined to achieve the professional goal he has set himself.

If you want to listen to the unique sound of the exceptional violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, you should visit one of his numerous concerts, or listen to his new album "Tjeknavorian & Sibelius: Violin Concertos", which is now available as CD, download or stream.