Gala Concert Initiates Next Festival


23 july 2004

The gala-concert of the Second Competition-Festival for Young
Musicians after Emin Khachatrian took place on July 21 at Aram
Khachaturian concert hall. The festival, organized by RA Ministry of
Culture and Youth Affairs, Ra Philharmonic Orchestra and Yerevan
Chamber Orchestra was not only directed to revealing the talented
young singers but also has the aim to support them in their education
process. The Competition-Festival began a month ago. There were 4age
groups that included 7-18 years old pianists, viola, violin, and cello
players. The 50 of these young musicians were awarded diplomas,
prizes and souvenirs. “The results of the competition held last year
were so promising that we decided to continue it,” said Vartan
Hakobian, organizer of the competition, chairman of the jury,
conductor of Yerevan Chamber Orchestra. He is sure that such festivals
are very important for the children, where they can display their
abilities and perform for the audience.

Garnik Gulumjian, Chairman of the Organizers’ Committee, stated with
joy that the festival showed once again that we have many talented
children. “Iâ=80=99d like to congratulate all the participants, as I
consider them all winners,” he said.

Anahit Ananian-Galstian, American Armenian philanthropist, greatly
contributed to the realization of the arrangement. The best
participants ofthe festival were given the chance to perform with
Yerevan Chamber Orchestra. Vartan Hakobian, encouraged with the
results of the competition, promised the participants to secure the
annual continuation of the festival.

By Tamar Minasian