A cellist, raised in Sokhumi, Abkhazia, in the former USSR. He moved to the U.S.A. in 1976.
He has performed as principal or soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber, Opus Chamber and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras, among others. He has also played with most symphonies in the Southland, and with the orchestras of many international ballet companies as well as the LA Opera and Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Ksajikian has recorded hundreds of episodes of animated cartoons as a member of the Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra. As a scoring musician he has over 900 motion picture soundtracks to his credit and has performed in the Academy Awards orchestra since 2004.
He is also a member of the Armadillo String Quartet.