Ani Batikian

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Armenian violinist Ani Batikian was only 15 years old when she entered the Yerevan State Conservatoire, being the youngest student ever to study there. At the age of 19 she received an undergraduate and at the age of 20 a postgraduate diploma with honours. 

She has performed as a soloist with National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Armenian Baroque Orchestra, Katrineholm Symphony Orchetra in Sweden and Yerevan Youth Orchestra, at the same time appearing on TV and Radio. In 2003 Ani was awarded R. Manoukian full scholarship to study at Royal Academy of Music, London. Ani was very highly commended in Wilfred Parry Prize, as well as Marjorie Hayward Prize, in RAM, London. On her final recital Miss Batikian received a DipRam Award for her outstanding performance, a PgDip with Distinction and LRAM.

In 2006 Ani was awarded the prestigeous International Scholarship for outstanding MMus Student to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, under Prof. Peter Lissauer. She won the Hilda Bailey Prize in February 2007. Ani Batikian is a winner of national and international competitions in Armenia, including Levon Chilingirian Competition, (3rd Prize, special prize for the best performance of contemporary Armenian composer), International Hildegard Pabelick Jentsch Competition (3rd prize), and All Armenian Competition (3rd Prize). 

Ani has performed in “Music Alp” Festival in France and Levon Chilingirian Festival in Armenia. She has performed with musicians as Levon Chilingirian, Ida and Ani Kavafians and Alexander Chaushian. She has performed together with the famous Hebrides Ensemble in Glagow. She has received masterclasses from world-known musicians like Tasmin Little, Thomas Brandis, Mauricio Fuks, Tibor Varga, Joji Hattori, Sylvia Rosenberg, Zvi Zeitlin and many others.