Since being awarded the Best Interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto and Second Prize at the International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in 2015, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian (b. 1995) has gained international attention. He has also been selected to take part in the 2017/18 Rising Stars series of the European Concert Hall Organisation.
In his young career, he has already performed with orchestras such as the Wiener Symphoniker, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and the Munich Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Adam Fischer, Keith Lockhart, Hannu Lintu, Cornelius Meister, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kristiina Poska and John Storgårds.
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian plays an Antonio Stradivari (Cremona) violin.