Alexander CHAUSHIAN

Born in Armenia, Alexander first studied wit his grandfather. After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Melissa Phelps, he came to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where from 1995-1999 he studied with Oleg Kogan. From 2000-2002 he held a fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music as a member of the Kempf trio. In 2003 he pursued advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin with the late Boris Pergamenschikiow and later with David Geringas, graduating with distinction in 2005.

Alexander’s long list of prizes include First Prize in the Premio Mozart Competition in Verona, First Prize in the International Music Competition in Holland, the Guilhermina Suggia Gift in London on three occasions, the Orchestra of New England Soloist Prize and First Prize for the Young Concert Artists in New York. He was the joint recipient of the Pierre Fournier Award, and was awarded Third Prize in the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the ARD international Competition in Munich.

Alexander Chaushian has performed with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the London Mozart Players, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Royal National Orchestra of Belgium, the Boston Pops and the Armenian Philharmonic orchestras.

Alexander has collaborated with many distinguished musicians such as Levon Chilingirian, Dimitri Sitkovetsky, Christoph Poppen, David Geringas, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer.

From 2002 until the present day he has acted as artistic director of the Orpheus and Bacchus Festival in Bordeaux, The Pharos Trust festival in Cyprus and Yerevan international Music Festival in Armenia. Alexander is a BIS label recording artist.