19 year old Austrian VC 'Young Artist' Emmanuel Tjeknavorian has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Casinos Austria 'Rising Star' prize.
He will receive 10,000 EUR (US $12,500) cash prize, a CD recording and a number of important solo engagements.
The coveted prize is presented annually to a young Austrian instrumentalist deemed to have the most potential for a significant international career.
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EMMANUEL TJEKNAVORIAN | SARASATE| ZIGEUNERWEISEN | KRUMPOCK | SINFONIEORCHESTER LIECHTENSTEIN | 2013
A student of Professor Gerhard Schulz, at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, Emmanuel is a former prize winner at the Brahms, Kreisler and Goldberg International Violin Competitions – and was recently awarded the prize for First Runner-Up at the 2012 Eurovision Young Musicians Competition