Project Description

VIOLONCELLO- 27th July -2 August

prof. Alexander Chaushian


Professor at the Royal College of Music, London and the Conservatorium Maastricht.

Prize winner of the 12th Tschaikovsky Competition and ARD Munich Competition.

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Registration Deadline : July 15



Auditor: EUR 100

All active participants of the Regular Academy and the Online Academy, are awarded a Diploma.
Piano accompanist is provided for the Regular Academy courses.

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The Summer Art Academy Burgas is pleased to offer for each course two scholarships of 50% discount from the original course fee or one full scholarship for extraordinary talented participants. Please provide us with a short CV and a YouTube link of your video recording with free choice of the programme no longer than 20 minutes.

The winners of the scholarships are expected to perform as soloists of the International Youth Symphony Orchestra “Burgas 2020” and/or with Burgas
Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by prof. Alexander Zemtsov.

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The internationally acclaimed Armenian cellist Alexander Chaushian is Artistic Director of both the International Pharos Chamber Music Festival in Cyprus, and the Yerevan Music Festival in Armenia. Over the course of his most distinguished career, Chaushian has performed worldwide, collaborating with many of today’s most critically acclaimed conductors, orchestras and artists, at the most revered festivals and venues.

Concerto appearances have included concerts with the Royal Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and the Boston Pops. He also works regularly with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and has most recently performed Khachaturian’s Concerto-Rhapsody with the orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky.

Chaushian performs regularly at venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Konzerthaus Vienna, Suntory Hall Japan, as well as Carnegie Hall in New York, and Symphony Hall in Boston. Recent recital and chamber music dates include concerts at the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie, Sala Verdi in Milan, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, and various performances throughout China and South Korea.

Alexander Chaushian enjoys regular chamber music relationships with such notable artists as Yuja Wang, Julia Fischer, Levon Chilingirian, Diemut Poppen, Emmanuel Pahud, and Ashley Wass, and has also collaborated with Yehudi Menuhin. He is also a member of the Tchaikovsky Trio with Pavel Vernikov and Konstantin Bogino.

Chaushian’s regular chamber music partner is pianist Yevgeny Sudbin with whom he has made several highly acclaimed CDs for the BIS label. His recently released concerto CD with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra – also on BIS – received rave reviews and was selected as ‘Album of the Week’ by The Independent, UK.

After initial studies in Armenia, Alexander Chaushian studied in the United Kingdom at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He then pursued advanced studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin. From here, Chaushian went on to win numerous prestigious prizes, including the 12th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and the ARD Competition in Germany. As an alumnus of Young Concert Artists, New York, he has toured extensively in the USA.

Chaushian is Professor of Cello at the Royal College of Music.

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