Violetta was born in Krasnodar. In 2000 she graduated from the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Krasnodar College of Music (class of Professor Nelly Mezhlumova). The same year she entered the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in the class of Honoured Artist of Russia Professor Tatiana Zagorovskaya. She graduated with honours from the piano faculty in 2005 and completed her postgraduate studies at the St. Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Professor Tatiana Zagorovskaya) in 2008. She also studied in the chamber ensemble class with Honored Artist of Russia Professor Natalia Arzumanova and attended the concertmaster classes of Professor Nora Nuridzhanyan. Then she studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck, Germany (class of Professor Konstanze Eickhorst). Since 2007 she is a teacher at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.
Laureate of international copetitions:
2007 - the 3rd prize at the Maj Lind International Piano Competition in Helsinki (Finland) ,
2007 - the 4th Prize in the Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow ( Scotland),
2009 - the 2nd prize in the George Enescu Competition (Bucharest, Romania),
2009 - the 1st prize, a special prize for the interpretation of a romantic piece, for the outstanding interpretation of a compulsory piece at the Piano competition in Bremen ( Germany)
Violetta participated in international piano master-classes given by Prof. Willem Brons, Vladimir Tropp, Dmitry Bashkirov, Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Pavel Gililov and others. She participates in the Summer Academy of Young Performers in Marktoberdorf, Germany (2004-2009).
In 2000, Violetta Khachikyan was awarded the “Hope of Russia” scholarship. She holds a special prize of G.Henle Verlag Publishing House (May 2010). In 2007, she received a scholarship from Lions Club (Germany) to record her solo disc.
She performs concerts in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, UK, Finland, Russia. She collaborates with the BBC Scottish Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker, Transilvania State Philharmonic Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra.