Armenian violinist Anahit Kurtikyan studied in Yerevan under Petros Haykazyan and Willi Mokatsyan, and later in Switzerland with the legendary Tibor Varga. Kurtikyan is winner of numerous international competitions. As a member of the Amati Quartet, Gringolts Quartet and Zurich Opera Orchestra, she has given concerts throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. Her orchestral experience includes working with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, with which she toured Australia extensively. A keen chamber musician, she has performed with such eminent figures as Rudolph Buchbinder, Steven Isserlis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, David Geringas, Diemut Poppen, Eduard Brunner and Paul Meyer. She is principal second violin with the Zurich Opera Orchestra.