November 14, 2016
Musicologist: "The Khachaturian Festival emphasizes the aesthetic significance of the classical music today"


A concert of chamber music was held within the framework of the 4th International Khachaturian Festival on November 4. The concert, which took place at the Aram Khachaturian House-Museum, was dedicated to the 10th anniversaries of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and the current cover of the Khachaturian Trio.

During the concert the soloists of the Orchestra and Trio Armine Grigoryan (piano), Gevorg Avetisyan (flute), Nikolay Poghosyan (bassoon), Karen Shahgaldyan (violin), Lilit Zakaryan (piano), Davit Gyulamiryan (clarinet), Karen Kocharyan (cello), Roza Hayrapetyan (viola), Armen Karagyan (horn) performed for the audience. Concert program included pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Jozef Suk, Bohuslav Martinů, ErnÅ‘  Dohnányi.  

Pianist Armine Grigoryan from the Khachaturian Trio noted that the Khachaturian International Festival has its special place in the festival life of Armenia. This music festival is unique; in addition to the well-known musicians and it is giving the stage to the young performers. During the festival the audience hears works by Khachaturian, not only famous ones but also those which are not so spread.

Speaking about the Khachaturian Festival, musicologist Olya Nurijanyan says: "No matter how high the art is, it reflects its time. The Khachaturian Festival is precisely of this kind, it emphasizes the importance of the aesthetic of the classical music today. This dive is made by a big hand hit and joy. And it's close to the name of the festival. After all, the music of Aram Khachaturian is a celebration. "

4th Khachaturian International Festival, which will be held from October 6 to December 10, is dedicated to 25th anniversary of Independence of Armenia. Khachaturian Festival is held under the patronage of the President of RA Serzh Sargsyan. It is held thanks to the joint efforts of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (General Partner of the Orchestra - VivaCell-MTS) and the "Classical Music Support" NGO, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, the "Khachaturian" Foundation and the European Foundation for Support of Culture. The sponsors of the 4th Khachaturian Festival are "Jermuk Group" Company, "Ani Plaza" Hotel, the Yerevan Brandy Factory and the ArmSwissBank.