Ara Malikian is an Armenian Lebanese Spanish pop violinist. We consider him Spanish because people are most defined by where they live now.
Ara Malikian is multicultural like the flamenco. He is of Armenian descent, born in Lebanon, and lives and works in Spain.
We met him through the Flamenco Festival New York. Flamenco is interesting because you can approach it from so many directions and they are all true. Malikian has a European classical music foundation. Within that, you can hear roma and klezmer music from Central Europe, Arab and Jewish melodies from the Middle East, and distant echoes from the mountains and grasslands between the Black and Caspian Seas. It’s quite a musical feast.
Malikian was nominated for a 2015 Latin Grammy for “Best Long Music Video.” After 24 albums and seven movie soundtracks, Malikian is an artist who is truly coming into his own on the international stage.
Ara Malikian in New York City
Ara Malikian World Tour brings the Armenian Spanish violinist’s classical side to the Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 8pm. From $45. carnegiehall.org 🇪🇸
Ara Malikian plays Spanish flamenco roots at Le Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village on Friday, March 18, 2026 at 7:30pm.
Ara Malikian “15”
Ara Malikian “15” celebrates the Lebanese violinist’s 15th anniversary of living in Spain. Malikian will perform original works as well as pieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Radiohead, Manuel de Falla, and more. This concert will be held at (Le) Poisson Rouge on March 18th at 6:30pm and is part of Flamenco Festival NY 2016.
For more information, visit aramalikian.com