Identify, evaluate, distribute: the 9th Armenian Composers’ Art Festival was summed up

10.03.2018

The 9th Armenian Composers’ Art Festival – Grigor Yeghiazaryan-Fest has just finished. Compositions by Grigor Yeghiazaryan, Barsegh Kanachyan, Eduard Abrahamyan, Alexander Arutiunian, Vache Sharafyan, Anton Mayilyan, Eduard Hayrapetyan, Arno Babajanyan were presented during the evening.

Armen Sahakyan (piano), Khachik Andreasyan (piano), Roman Namalyan (piano), Artur Grigoryan (piano), Andranik Aghajanyan (cello), Armen Aghajanyan (piano), Martin Shahbazyan (piano), Polina Sharafyan (violin), Gagik Hakobyan (duduk), Armen Puchinyan (piano) performed during the concert.

This year the 9th Armenian Composers’ Art Festival was dedicated to 110th anniversary of renowned Armenian composer Grigor Yeghiazaryan. The organizer of the festival is the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, under the high patronage of the President of RA Serzh Sargsyan and under the sponsorship of RA Ministry of Culture.

Grigor Yeghiazaryan is one of the founders of the contemporary Armenian composing school. Alexander Ajemyan, Emin Aristakesyan, Grigor Hakhinyan, Edgar Hovhannisyan, Geghuni Chitchian, Martun Israyelyan and many other composers are among his students.

During the 5 concerts held within the framework of the festival, a number of chamber works by Yeghiazaryan, his students and Armenian composers were re-evaluated.

During the five concerts, the Armenian audience had the opportunity to enjoy more than thirty compositions by 25 Armenian composers. Each of the concerts was a unique opportunity to enjoy the works of Armenian composers in the chamber format. It is noteworthy that some of the compositions were even forgotten.

By the initiative and direct attention of the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Sergey Smbatyan, the notes kept in different archives and creators’ bookstores are used in concert programs.

This year the 9th Armenian Composers’ Art Festival was entitled as Grigor Eghiazaryan-Fest. One of the key goals of the festival was to record the performed compositions, and the organizers succeeded in doing this.

 

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