Running time:
2 parts by 40 minutes
10 March 2021 Wednesday 19.00 Chamber hall
19.00 Chamber hall

Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Georgy Tchaidze, piano

Narek Hakhnazaryan was born in Yerevan, studied at the Sayat-Nova Music School and The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservaroty, then at The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Winner of international competitions, he has participated in prestigious festivals, played with many leading orchestras and outstanding conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Ton Koopman, Marin Alsop, Hannu Lintu, Tugan Sokhiev, David Robertson, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Spivakov, Mikhail Pletnev, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Yakub Grusha and others. As a member of the BBC New Generation Artists program, he has performed with all orchestras of the British company and made a sensational debut at the BBC Proms Festival. At the invitation of the Vienna Konzerthaus in 2017–2019 regularly performed in this hall with solo and chamber programs and with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2017, he has been playing in the ZEN Trio with violinist Esther Yo and pianist Zuo Zhang, with whom he recorded his debut album at Deutsche Grammophon with works by Brahms and Dvořák.
He plays the cello “del Gesu” by Giuseppe Guarneri (1707).

Georgy Chaidze was born in St. Petersburg. He began studying violin and piano at the age of 7. Studied at The Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservaroty (class of Sergei Dorensky), as well as at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since September 2016 Georgy Chaidze has been an artist-in-residence at the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Belgium.

The Calgary Herald wrote about Georgy Chaidze's performance with the renowned Borodin Quartet: “Chaidze was extraordinary, matching in every note with an experienced string ensemble to present a performance of rare beauty and musical persuasiveness.”

Georgy Chaidze released three albums on the Honens label: a recording of a joint concert with the Cecilia String Quartet, a collection of works by Schubert, and a disc with works by Medtner, Mussorgsky and Prokofiev.