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 Graz University of Music and Performing Arts since October 2015.
Areg won 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, April 2018 and Carl Flesh Competition, June 2018.
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.
In August 2014 Areg participated in Crans-Montana Classics Violin Masterclasses, Switzerland organized by Shlomo Mintz and performed in concerts in Crans Montana.
In October 2015 Areg participated in Lac Leman Masterclasses, Switzerland and played in concerts at Vevey and Geneve Conservatory.
Areg has received masterclasses and private classes from Boris Kuschnir, Shlomo Mintz, Mihaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, David Cerone, Zakhar Bron, Victor Danchenko. 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 Kiev Soloists under the baton of maestro Shlomo Mintz, with the National Chamber Music Orchestra of Armenia, conductor Vahan Mardirossian, with chamber orchestra Licei-Camerata Ekaterinburg, conductor Anton Shnitkin, 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, Italy. In October 2018 he performed a composition by Contemporary Italian Composer Virginio Zocatelli with Italian Youth Orchestra, conductor Marco Somadossi.
In June 2019 Areg participated in Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses and Concerts and received masterclasses by Pavel Vernikov.
In September 2019 he participated in Tsinandali Festival Academy, Georgia where he received masterclasses by Mihaela Martin, Gabor Takács-Nagy, and Pinchas Zukerman and performed in two concerts.
Areg Navasardyan plays the violin made by Jakub Topor.