Areg Navasardyan was born on 22.10.1999 in Yerevan, Armenia. He began to study violin when he was 6 years old at the Yerevan Tchaikovsky Specialized School of Music under Professor Gagik Smbatyan. He continued his studies with Professor Boris Kuschnir at the Precollege Division of Graz University of Music and Performing Arts from 2015 – 2019. In 2019 Areg started his BA studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Prof. Pavel Vernikov.
Areg won second place at 2 China-Spain International Music Competition 2021; second place at HarmoniumOnlinePlus Competition 2020; second place at Demidovski International Competition VIII (2019), Ekaterinburg, Russia; second place in New York International Artists Competition 2014 (no first prize awarded); first place and best performance in American Protégé International Competition 2013. He was a semifinalist of Premio Paganini International Competition (https://theviolinchannel.com/semi-finalists-2018-paganini-international-violin-competition-geneo-italy/), April 2018 and Carl Flesh Competition, June 2018 (https://theviolinchannel.com/carl-flesch-international-violin-competition-semi-finalists-2018/).
In September 2019 Areg participated in Tsinandali Festival Academy (http://tsinandalifestival.ge/pages/academy/), Georgia where he received masterclasses by Mihaela Martin, Gabor Takács-Nagy, and Pinchas Zukerman and performed in two concerts.
In June 2019 Areg participated in Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses and Concerts (https://www.kronbergacademy.de/en/events/violin-masterclasses-concerts/general/).
In October 2015 Areg participated in Lac Leman Masterclasses (https://www.llmm.ch/), Switzerland and played in concerts at Vevey and Geneve Conservatory.
In August 2014 Areg participated in Crans-Montana Classics Violin Masterclasses (https://www.cmclassics.ch/master-classes/3237-master-classes.html), Switzerland organized by Shlomo Mintz and performed in concerts in Crans Montana.
In 2012 Areg participated in Yuri Bashmet’s Children’s Music Academy in Samara, Russia where he received masterclasses from Alexander Trostiansky, Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory and played at the prestigious closing ceremony in Samara Academic Opera House.
Areg has received masterclasses and private classes from Boris Kuschnir, Shlomo Mintz, Mihaela Martin, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, David Cerone, Zakhar Bron, Victor Danchenko, Pavel Vernikov. He has participated in various concerts and festivals in Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Hungary, and the USA, including in Carnegie Weill Hall and Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, concerts organized by UNESCO, and solo performances.
Areg has performed with The Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Reinhard Seehafer, with Chamber Orchestra Licei-Camerata Ekaterinburg, conductor Anton Shnitkin, with Kiev Soloists under the baton of maestro Shlomo Mintz, with the National Chamber Music Orchestra of Armenia, conductor Vahan Mardirossyan, with the Michelangelo string quartet, and performs regularly in chamber music ensembles. In August 2018 Areg gave a solo performance with the Italian pianist Guido Bottaro in Festival Paganiniani di Carro (http://www.paganinimusicfestival.com/2018.html), Italy. In October 2018 he performed a composition by Contemporary Italian Composer Virginio Zocatelli with Italian Youth Orchestra, conductor Marco Somadossi. Areg’s recent concert was Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, in May 2021, with the National Chamber Music of Armenia, conductor Harutyun Arzumanyan.
Areg Navasardyan plays the violin made by Jakub Topor.