Famous Composer Speaks On His Creation Devoted To Armenian Genocide


January 13, 16:01

By Lilit Petrosyan YEREVAN. – In connection with the 100th anniversary
of the Armenian Genocide, world-renowned Polish composer Krzysztof
Penderecki, who has Armenian roots, plans to write a piece for choirs.

Penderecki informed the aforesaid at Monday’s press conference in
Armenian capital city Yerevan.The press conference was devoted to the
composer’s 80th birth anniversary concert series to be held from Monday
to Thursday, and within the framework of the “Yerevan Perspectives”
International Music Festival.

The composer added that he already has written a piece with an Armenian
theme. In Penderecki words, he is visiting Armenia for the third time,
and he is very much inspired by the traditional holding of his days
in the country.

He also expressed his admiration of the Armenian musicians. In turn,
the composer’s wife, Elżbieta Penderecka, who is chairwoman of
the Ludwig van Beethoven Association, gave a high assessment to the
Youth and Philharmonic Orchestras of Armenia.Penderecki also told
reporters about his Armenian roots. In his words, his grandmother
was an Armenian who had moved from Iran to Poland.

Ms. Penderecka added that they are closely linked with the
Polish-Armenian community, and their daughter has Armenian eyes,
which definitely will pass on from one generation to the next.

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