.RAZUMOVSKY Ensemble  

Alexander Chaushian

Alexander Chaushian
Born in Armenia, Alexander first studied with his grandfather. After studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, he came to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where from 1995-1999 he studied with Oleg Kogan. Since 2003 he had been pursuing advanced studies in Berlin with the late Boris Pergamenschikow and later David Geringas.

Long list of prizes include First Prize in the 1990 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 the First Prize of Young Concert Artists in New York.

In 2001 he was the joint recipient of the Pierre Fournier Award, in 2002 was awarded third prize in the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and in 2005 won the third prize 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, Ani & Ida Kavafian, David Geringas, Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer.

From 2002 until present he has acted as the artistic director of the Orpheus & Bacchus Festival in Bordeaux.

Alexander will be making his debut recording for the BIS label in 2006.