THIS YEAR TOO, ARMENIAN ARTISTS PARTICIPATE IN "SAINT PETERSBURG
PALACES" 14TH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
YEREVAN, JULY 11, NOYAN TAPAN. RA people’s artists Araks Davtian,
Barsegh Tumanian and "Shoghakn" ethnographical ensemble participated
in the "Saint Petersburg Palaces" 14th International Music Festival
held on June 24 – July 1 in Saint Petersburg. Hasmik Poghosian, RA
Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs handed the RA People’s Artist
certificate to B.Tumanian just during the press conference.
As Araks Davtian informed at the July 11 press conference, world
famous musicians and musical groups take part in the "Saint Petersburg
Palaces" annual festival established by Konstantin Orbelian in 1992. In
her words, this year the representatives of U.S. and Italy performed
works of Aram Khachatrian, Makar Yekmalian and Alexander Haroutiunian
during the final concert. According to her, the performances of
B.Tumanian and "Shoghakn" ethnographical ensemble were warmly accepted.
In the words of Hasmik Haroutiunian, soloist of the "Shoghakn"
ensemble, such festivals give possibilities to present the Armenian
national culture to the world.