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Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian looking into the camera. He has dark curly hair and facial hair.

The energising violinist and his band present an eclectic evening of music bridging classical and contemporary music.

Back after a sold-out concert at the Barbican three years ago, this is something of a homecoming performance for the Guildhall School alumnus, as part of his world tour. Performing material from his latest album, Ara has been inspired by his young son: ‘This tour is the result of watching my son grow, it is the result of my growth by his side’.

The Lebanese-Armenian musician’s bold, charismatic style – performing everything from Bach to flamenco to Guns n Roses – has made him a sought-after figure. He has performed around the world with artists including Sting and Fairuz and orchestras such as the London Chamber Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

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Ara Malikian Intro + Kalachnikov de Agua + Cosquillas de un Mimo  

Ara Malikian Krikor Aklor  

Antonín Dvořák Canciones Que me Enseño mi Madre

Ara Malikian + Kase O Concerto Grosso

Ara Malikian Taline Naning     

Ara Malikian Ay Tikar Tikar

Frédéric Chopin Preludio No. 4

David Bowie Life on Mars 

Ara Malikian Calamar Robotico

Ara Malikian Alien´s Office 

Ara Malikian Nana Arrugada       

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Watch: Ara Malikian

The energising violinist and his band present an eclectic evening of music bridging classical and contemporary music.

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