Numerous eminent musicians are gathering in Yerevan within the framework of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival presenting the Armenian classical music lovers wonderful surprises. So, on October 11 jointly with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia the famous Italian violinist Anna Tifu performed the Violin Concerto №1 by Dmitri Shostakovich. During the concert evening the Festive Overture by Shostakovich, as well as the pieces by Antonio Carlos Gomes, Heitor Villa-Lobos and Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez were also presented. The concert was held under the direction of conductors Sergey Smbatyan and Eder Paolozzi.
Each concert of the festival is dedicated to our great compatriots. The concert held on October 11 was supported by the Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Armenia and was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Mkrtich Dashtoyan, the hero of the Italian Resistance movement.
Sergey Smbatyan, the Artistic director and principal conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenian noted that our sacred duty was to remember the great representatives of our nation and pass through the generations their unforgettable names. The choice of the soloist, the Italian violinist Anne Tifu was also symbolic for the concert, dedicated to the Hero of the Italian resistance movement Mkrtich Dashtoyan.
The violinist said that she had never performed the Violin Concerto by Khachaturian before though it was a brilliant composition. Anna Tifu promised to include the piece in her repertoire and present it to the Armenian audience during her next visit.
This concert became the second collaboration of the Brazilian conductor Eder Paolozzi and the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia. The first meeting of the musicians took place within the framework of the Italian Music Riva Festival. The conductor praised the musicians of the Youth Orchestra for their great enthusiasm and the ability to really enjoy the creative process.
The next concert within the framework of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival will be held on October 19, when the Armenian audience will meet the world-renowned pianist Alexander Romanovsky, who will present the Khachaturian's Piano Concerto.