The second edition of Armenia International Music Festival kicked off in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, on Monday with the performance of “Armenia” Symphonic Poem by Grigor Yeghiazaryan.
The classical music festival has a unique program, as it starts with the works of Armenian composers to be continued by compositions of Russian and Western European authors, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra’s press service told Panorama.am.
During the opening concert of the festival, the orchestra also performed "Mystery" for Symphony Orchestra by Yervand Yerkanyan and "Travel Notebook" Concerto for Piano and Orchestra by Alexey Shor.
Denis Kozhukhin, a young, prizewinning Russian pianist, performed as soloist at Monday’s concert conducted by Sergey Smbatyan.
The second concert of the music festival is scheduled to be held on Tuesday evening, with virtuoso violin soloist and conductor Nikolaj Znaider set to perform with Armenia’s youth orchestra.
The Armenia International Music Festival has been organized by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the European Foundation for Support of Culture with the support of Armenia’s Ministry of Culture.