Ara Malikian is a Lebanese-born Spanish violinist of Armenian descent.
Ara Malikian has released albums “Manantial” and “De la felicidad” accompanied by the flamenco guitarist José Luis Montón. This last CD has been nominated by the Spanish Academy of Music for the best New Music CD of the year. With Warner Malikian has also recorded a double CD with some of the most significant works of Paganini, including his “24 Caprices for Violin Solo”, an album with some compositions by Sarasate accompanied by the Armenian pianist Serouj Kradjian, the “Six Sonatas” for violin by Ysaÿe and the “Sonatas and Partitas” by J. S. Bach.
Ara Malikian has been nominated twice for the best classical performance in the 2007 Music Prizes in Spain given by the Spanish Academy for his recording of the Poema Concertante by Xavier Montsalvatge, along with the Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra; as well as for a piece with Joan Valent, Suso Sáiz and Marc Blanes.
He has participated as a guest artist in the film J: Beyond Flamenco, by Carlos Saura (2016).