Guest Artists
Sergey Khachatryan, violin; Christian Vasquez, conductor

InterHarmony International Music Festival’s 2018 summer season is starting soon, and that can mean only one thing: the return of IIMF’s wildly successful Outstanding Guest Artist Series in its 4th year. The OGAS takes off on July 5, 2018 in Acqui Terme, Italy, a city of great culture with a most sensitive, warm audience and absolutely jam-packing concert halls that make every concert a most unforgettable event. This coming summer offers students a true chance to meet and better understand what it takes to become a true virtuoso.

Achievements of violin virtuoso Sergey Khachatryan will be an inestimable paragon for students this summer. Khachatryan’s career shot off after becoming the youngest winner of the Sibelius competition and winner of the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels, going on to perform on the world’s most famous stages with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los Angelas Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony, Berlin Philharmoniker, and Royal Concertgebouw to name a few. He will be performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the InterHarmony Festival Orchestra and give a violin masterclass. It will be a rare opportunity to really understand making it to the very top in classical music, as students perform with and for the prodigy.

Principal Conductor of Norway’s Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the rising star Maestro Christian Vásquez, represents a new generation of conductors, becoming one of the most in demand in recent years. Graduate of the famous Sistema in his native Venezuela, he is busy with engagements leading world orchestras like: Vienna Radio Symphony, Camerata Salzburg, State Symphony of Russia, Tokyo Philharmonic, Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Prague Radio Symphony, and Singapore Symphony. In North America, he has conducted the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Los Angeles Philharmonic. It is an opportunity for students to experience the working environment of professional musicians in leading orchestras.

Artist Faculty

Session I

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