World-famous Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan has announced his decision to dedicate all his performances in October to the memory of great Charles Aznavour.
Having performed in the Great Britain on 6 October, Hakhnazaryan is set to perform five more concerts in October in Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, the Netherlands, and Spain, he said in a Facebook post.
Aznavour died of natural causes last Monday at the age of 94.
Hakhnazaryan, 29, is recognised worldwide as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, he has forged strong relationships across the globe with orchestras such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic, Filarmonica de la Scala and the London Philharmonic. Hakhnazaryan was selected to the prestigious 2014 BBC New Generation Artists Scheme, and his performances are broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3.