Armenian musicians given warm reception in Germany


Nov 12 2004

YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 12, ARMENPRESS: Makda Mkrtchian, a soloist of Yerevan
Opera and Ballet Theater and Levon Javadian, a professor of Yerevan
Conservatory are back home from a ten-day tour in Germany where they
performed for audience in Berlin, Potsdam and Halle.

Makda Mkrtchian is an award-winner of several international
contests. The four concerts in Germany’s most prestigious concert
halls were organized by a German Armenian Tadevos Jorkntsian, who
owns a concert agency.

“Before traveling to Germany we knew Tadevos Jorkntsian as a generous
benefactor who donated hefty sums of money to help students of
Yerevan Conservatory. He learned about Makda and me from our Internet
website. He also knew about Luciano Pavarotti’s and Placido Domingo’s
invitations sent to Makda,” professor Javadian told Armenpress.

Armenian musicians performed the works of Verdi, Luciano Berrio,
Komitas, Pagannini, List, Ravelle and Schumann. The works by Komitas
were welcomed by stormy applause.

The Armenian musicians are planning to organize in collaboration
with Tadevos Jorkntsian’s agency a festival in Germany and Armenia
dedicated to the 80-th anniversary of a prominent Armenian opera
singer Katy Berberian.