Gewandhaus names young Armenian as principal cello

Gewandhaus names young Armenian as principal cello


norman lebrecht

February 08, 2017

Gayane Khachatryan, 23, from Yerevan, has won the audition for Vorspieler of the Gewandhausorchester cello section, equivalent to assistant principal.

Gayane is a former member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and a graduate of the Gewandhaus Mendelssohn-Orchesterakademie.


  • Jon says:

    Any relation to Sergey and Lusine Khachatryan?

  • Rambo says:

    Norman didnt even mention that they have also a new concertmaster since december …
    So before writing about “new principal cello” which is actually 3.chair , maybe check other informations !

    • Gerhard von der Linde says:

      And where is this 1. Concertmaster coming from……..? (Mr Lebrecht, do you not interesst yourself for News from Gewandhaus not about ladys?!) In Germany this is, naturaly, big News.