Karen Shahgaldyan is one of the most brilliant musicians of modern Russia. Laureat of Pablo Sarasate International Competition. He finished the Moscow State Conservatory at the class of Professor Victor Tretiakov and the Graduate School of the Moscow State Conservatory into the class of Professor M. Glezarova. Karen attended master-classes of Yehudi Menuhin, Vladimir Spivakov, Grigorii Zhislin, Evgeniia Chugaeva. Several years Karen performed in the orchestra "Virtuosos of Moscow" under the direction of Vladimir Spivakov. He performed at such halls as Carnegie Hall, New York, Bolshoy Hall, Moscow, Royal Festival Hall, London, Musikverein, Wien, Laeizhalle, Hamburg, Purcell Room, London, Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Opera City Hall, Tokyo and others. He visited with concerts more than 200 cities in such countries, as USA, China, South Korea, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Austria, Australia, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lietuva, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Armenia.
Artistic director of “Classic strings” Competition and Festival in Riga, Latvia.
From 2006 violinist of Khachaturian trio.