Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sergey Khachatryan won First Prize in the VIII International Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki in 2000, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed the First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. He has performed with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, NHK Symphony in Tokyo.
Following his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2004, Sergey has subsequently appeared with the New York Philharmonic and Kurt Masur, the Boston Symphony and Bernard Haitink and other leading American orchestras. Sergey works regularly with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in St Petersburg and at the Mikkeli Festival in Finland. His recording of the Sibelius concerto was released by Naïve Classique in October 2003, followed by a double Shostakovich concerto disc with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Kurt Masur.
Sergey plays the 1740 ‘Ysaye’ Guarneri violin on kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.