Ara Malikian
MONDAY 3 JULY, 2017, 20:30 Sean Paul
FRIDAY 21 JULY 2017, 20:30 Patti Austin
MONDAY 24 JULY 2017, 20:30
Milky Chance
Thursday 27 July 2017, 20:30
Ara Malikian
Friday 4 august 2017, 20:30
M Pokora
Sunday 10 December 2017, 20:30 at Forum de Beyrouth
Elton John
Produced by
Buzz Productions

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Thursday 27 July 2017, 20h30
Ara Malikian

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Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and expressive violinists of his generation. In possession of a personal style, forged from his own origins and rich musical experience, his artistic voice has emerged as an original and innovative presence on the world and musical scene.
Ara Malikian

Born in Lebanon in 1968 to an Armenian family, Ara Malikian began studying the violin at a very early age with his father. His talent was recognized and nurtured despite the difficulties encountered because of the war, forcing him to study during long periods of time in air-raid shelters. He gave his first serious concert at the age of 12 and when he was 14, he obtained a scholarship from the German Culture Ministry to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover. At 15, he was the youngest pupil to be admitted in this prestigious center. He later furthered his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and studied with renowned professors such as Franco Gulli, Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Herman Krebbers and members of the Alban Berg Quartet.

An undiminishing musical and human restlessness have led Ara to deepen his relationship with his own Armenian roots and to assimilate music of other cultures, like those of the Middle East, Central Europe (Gypsy and Klezmer), Argentina (Tango) and Spain (Flamenco). All this is achieved within a personal language in which the rhythmic and emotional strength of these types of music go hand in hand with the virtuosity and expressiveness of the great European classical tradition.

His versatility has allowed him to premiere the works of modern composers (such as Franco Danatoni, Malcolm Lipkin and many more), to play recitals for solo violin programs (24 Paganini Caprices, the 6 sonatas of Eugene Ysaÿe, the Sonatas and partitas of Bach) and to perform special renditions of rock classics like “Kashmir” (Led Zeppelin) & “No Surprises” (Radiohead).

Malikian has been recognized in many competitions of worldwide reputation, including first prizes at the International Competitions “Felix Mendelssohn” (1987, Berlin, Germany) and “Pablo Sarasate” (1995, Pamplona, Spain). In addition, “Zino Francescatti”(Marseille, France), “Rodolfo Lipizer” (Gorizia, Italy), Jeunesses Musicales” (Belgrade, Serbia), “Rameau” (Le Mans, France), “International Artists Guild” (New York, USA) and the “International Music Competition of Japan”. In 1993 he received the “Prize for Artistic Devotion and Achievement” from the German Ministry of Culture.

Malikian has performed in the most important concert halls in the world in over 40 countries, from the U.S all the way to Hong Kong. Malikian has worked with figures such as Joaquín Cortés and Belén Maya, film composers such as Pascal Gainge and Alberto Iglesias with whom he recorded the soundtrack for “Talk to her”, the Academy Award winning movie by Pedro Almodóvar.


1995: Le quattro stagioni
1996: 750 Jahre Wölpinghausen
1996: Miniatures
1997: Bow on the String
1999: 500 motivaciones
2000: All Seasons for Different
2000: Robert Schumann
2002: Manantial
2003: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin by Paganini
2003: Sarasate
2003: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin by Ysaÿe
2003: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by Bach
2004: El arte del violin
2004: The Four Seasons by Vivaldi
2005: De la felicidad
2005: De los Cobos / Montsalvatge
2006: Tears of Beauty
2007: Meeting with a friend
2007: Lejos
2010: Conciertos románticos españoles de violín 
2011: Con los ojos cerrados (Ara Malikian & Fernando Egozcue Quinteto)
2011: Christmas mood
2013: Pizzicato
2015: 15
2016: The Incredible Story of Violin

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