Since winning the Cello First Prize and Gold Medal at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011 at the age of 22, Narek Hakhnazaryan has performed with major orchestras across the globe and has established himself internationally as one of the finest cellists of his generation. Hakhnazaryan has earned critical acclaim worldwide, with The Strad describing him as “dazzlingly brilliant” and the San Francisco Chronicle hailing his performing as “nothing short of magnificent”. In 2014 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist and in August 2016 he made his highly distinguished and critically acclaimed BBC Proms debut. Tchaikovsky’sVariations on a Rococo Theme for cello and orchestra – is one of the signature compositions of Narek Hakhnazaryan. It is composer‘s tribute to genius of W. A. Mozart, admired by Tchaikovsky was premiered in 1877. Authorship of the the peace has intriguing story. It was Fitzhagen, famous cellist of the period, comissioner of the composition, which radicaly changed initial peace and published it without Tchaiovsky‘s permision. This fact provoked furiosity of the author, but Tchaikovsky left amendments untouched.