October 20, 2014
V. Spivakov: “The Aram Khachaturian International Festival praises pure cultural values and classical art!”
A concert dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Valdimir Spivakov, the world-renowned conductor and violinist, one of the most beloved musicians among the Armenian audience took place within the framework of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival on October 19 in Yerevan.
In his welcoming address Maestro greeted the organizers, participants and all the guests of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival highly appreciating the importance of this cultural event, which praises pure cultural values and classical art. “I am very grateful to the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia for their attention! I am honored and touched by their warm attitude and the initiative to dedicate the concert to my anniversary. I wish the festival a green road and all the connoisseurs of the musical art vivid impressions and countless enjoyable moments. I look forward to seeing you in spring in Yerevan!” - was said in Spivakov’s message.
During the first part of the concert the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and the famous pianist, winner of many international competitions Alexander Romanovsky presented the Piano Concerto by Khachaturian, prepared by the pianist specifically for this festival. In the second part the Youth Orchestra presented the Symphony No2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff .
During his meeting with journalists Alexander Romanovsky said he had performed in Armenia for the second time. “I have met like-minded and deep people here. I have performed Khachaturian's Piano Concerto which is very popular; this piece has been presented by the best soloists and famous American and British orchestras, numerous recordings of it have been made. In my opinion, this composition should be performed frequently. I am glad that my first performance of the Concerto took place here - at the Aram Khachaturian International Festival,”- said Romanovsky.
We kindly remind you that the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival is being organized by the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the RA.