Ara Malikian is a Spanish violinist of Lebanese and Armenian descent. At a very young age his talent was recognized, despite the circumstances where a civil war Lebanese forced him to live, studying for long periods in bomb shelters. He was offered his first big concert when he was only 12 years old and, at 14, the conductor Hans Herbert-Jöris listened to him, awarding him a scholarship from the German government to study at the Hochschulefür Musik und Theater Hannover. He furthered his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, in addition to receiving lessons from some of the world's greatest teachers prestigious in the world.
In recent years he released an album representing his 15 years in Spain, with great collaborations at the Teatro Real in Madrid. The “15” tour is one of the biggest in recent years. It was a success with the public and critics with more than 175,000 spectators and more than 150 concerts. With his new album “The Incredible History of Violin”, presented his world tour with his violin traveling through his life, reaching world wide prestige and visiting the capitals most important in the world with concerts in the most prestigious auditoriums and theaters in the world: London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Lima, Santiago de Chile, Beijing, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Belgrade, Bratislava, Madrid, Lisbon, Berlin,
In 2019, his new Royal Garage World Tour began with the launch of his latest album “Royal Garage”, which has collaborations from artists such as Andrés Calamaro, Enrique Bunbury and Serj Tankian. His last tour Petit Garage, fruit of a world in pandemic and from the previous Royal Garage tour, turned into a piano show and violin with more limited capacity full of feelings. A different atmosphere that moved too to the music and the public. A unique concert intimate and personal that has taken him on worldwide tour from the Dubai Opera to Michoacán in Mexico and the Royal Palace of Madrid.