Audience in Barcelona accepted enthusiastically concert dedicated to

Audience in Barcelona accepted enthusiastically concert dedicated to
Flora Martirosyan

12:18, 13 May, 2013

YEREVAN, MAY 13, ARMENPRESS. Singer Sona Aroyan plans to introduce the
songs of the People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia Flora
Martirosyan at the concert held in France in the end of the current
year. Aroyan stated this from Barcelona in a conversation with
“Armenpress”. A big charity concert dedicated to the memory of
People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia Flora Martirosyan was held
in AUDITORI CAN ROIG I TORRES Concert Hall in Barcelona, Spain on May
11. Singer Sona Aroyan performed Flora Martirosyan’s songs.
“Following Your Traces” concert program lasted about one hour and 50
minutes.

Among other things Sona Aroyan noted that the audience was dancing at
the course of the concert and many of them visited the backstage to
say that they are very impressed with the musict.

Flora Martirosian was born on February 5, 1957 in Gyumri to a family
of an athlete and a housewife. She inherited her vocal skills from her
mother. Martirosian studied at the Gyumri Musical School. Her
participation in the Garun 73 contest in 1973 brought her the first
prize. A graduate of the Yerevan State Conservatory, she later married
Hrahat Gevorgyan, a journalist, in 1987. The family moved to Los
Angeles, US, in 1987 and returned to Yerevan in 1997. Martirosian was
the principal of Yerevan’s Armen Tigranyan Musical School between
1997-2001. Martirosian founded the Komitas Musical Academy in Los
Angeles in 2002.

People’s Artist of the Republic of Armenia Flora Martirosyan was the
founder of the International Musical School after Komitas, “Artists
for Peace” Charity Organization and the initiator of the cultural
movement “Never Again”.

The singer passed away on November 20, 2012. Complications of a
gallbladder surgery are thought to be the cause of her decease. The
singer was buried in Yerevan’s Komitas City Pantheon on December 12,
2012.

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