CB Of The Republic Of Armenia Rejoins WB Reserve Advisory & Management Partnership To Enhance Int’l Reserve Management

Jan 28 2024

WASHINGTON  – The World Bank announced the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia (CBA) rejoined the Reserve Advisory & Management Partnership (RAMP). CBA was a RAMP member from 2006 to 2014, during which it made numerous improvements to front-, middle-, and back-office investment operations. CBA is rejoining RAMP for advisory services, training resources, and a broad global network of over 70 public asset management institutions. The renewed membership with RAMP will provide onsite expertise to enhance reserve management operations and train new CBA staff.

“We are delighted to welcome back the Central Bank of Armenia to RAMP. We are honored to have their trust and participation in the Partnership,” said Jorge Familiar, World Bank Vice President & Treasurer. “RAMP stands ready to support member countries because sound public asset management is a critical pillar to a country’s stability, resiliency, and prosperity.”

“We are excited to rejoin RAMP as our past experience in the Partnership was a success story. We view our collaboration with the World Bank as a clear path to excellence in public asset management on the global level”, said Martin Galstyan, CBA Governor. “We look forward to this partnership because strong reserve management practices benefit our central bank, economy, and nation.”

Reserve Management & Advisory Partnership (RAMP)

RAMP delivers advisory services, executive training, and asset management services in a global network of public asset managers, contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of quality education, decent work and economic growth, climate action, strong institutions, and partnerships. Established in 2001, RAMP is the oldest and largest central bank partnership dedicated to improving reserve management. RAMP has advised over 100 public institutions and trained over 5,000 public asset management staff on sound public asset management practices.


Book Signing Event for ‘The Dignity of Being American’ Held at Armenian Museum of Fresno

“The Dignity of Being American” book cove

FRESNO—A book signing event was held for “The Dignity of Being American,” a recently published book, on January 10 at the Armenian Museum of Fresno, located at the University of California Center in Fresno, California. 
Co-authored by Varoujan Der Simonian and Sophia Mekhitarian, the book records never before published stories of 14 Displaced Persons and their families who settled in Fresno after World War II, tracing the DPs’ paths and the trials they endured. The book highlights the extensive involvement of George Mardikian, the founder of the American National Committee to Aid Homeless Armenians, Brigadier General Haig Shekerjian and attorney Suren Saroyan.

“It’s been our mission to focus on the accomplishments of our ANCHA leaders and affiliates for their magnanimous undertaking and to preserve our history for future generations.  Heroes they were, and so shall remain,” said Sophia Mekhitarian, co-author of the book, who herself was once labeled as a displaced person.

Co-authors Varoujan Der Simonian and Sophia Matewosian-Mekhitarian at the the book signing event

Extensive coverage of the role of the Unsung Heroes, including Dr. Artasches Abeghian, Generals Drastamat Kanaian (Dro) and Garegin Nejdeh, Arsen Taplatsian, Misak Torlakian, Vahan Papazian, Garo Kevorkian and others, who saved thousands of POWs and untold number of Armenians — to some estimation 600,000 Armenians under Nazi-controlled Europe during World War II, are presented in the book.  

“This is a significant part of our history that often has been overlooked,” said Varoujan Der Simonian of the Armenian Museum of Fresno and co-author of the book. “It is our duty to recognize the role that these men and women played before, during and following WWII in saving thousands of Armenian lives. I wonder where we would be now if it weren’t for unsung heroes’ patriotism, dedication, and commitment — their call to serve their own people, who were far away from their homeland,” he added.  

Varoujan Der Simonian presenting a copy of “The Dignity of Being American” to Joan Schoettler, author of “The Honey Jar”

The 260-page book includes over 300 photos highlighting the life of the Armenians at Funkerkaserne DP Camp near Stuttgart, Germany. It covers the ANCHA Monument in Fresno, all six panels placed on the monument’s pedestal, that was appropriately placed next to the Sunday School Building entrance at the Holy Trinity Church in Fresno.  It also covers an oral history interview with George Mardikian; and, an essay by Mr. Mardikian titled: “Tree Meals for the Chief” — providing detailed explanations of what, and how he would prepare three meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner, for his friend, President Herbert Hoover. The essay is being published for the first-time courtesy of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Almost all the copies of this limited-edition of the recently published book were sold. The book signing was scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m., however the Museum’s galleries were packed with an enthusiastic crowd that lasted past 5:30 pm. Contributors to the Fresno ANCHA Monument received a complimentary copy

A photographic exhibition titled: “The Saga and the Triumph of the Displaced Persons” complimenting the content of the book is currently on display at the Armenian Museum of Fresno. Copies may be purchased or ordered from the Armenian Museum of Fresno at $60 per copy, pending availability.

Historic agreement: Visa-free travel between Republic of Armenia and United Arab Emirates

Jan 23 2024

Armenia continues to offer a streamlined visa protocol for UAE passport holders, who can enjoy visa-free travel to Armenia for up to 180 days within a year

AW: ANCA leadership calls for concrete steps to sanction Azerbaijan and support Artsakh’s rights

WASHINGTON–Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) leaders rallied congressional support to reverse Azerbaijan’s genocide of Artsakh Armenians and defend Armenia’s security during policy-level consultations this week on Capitol Hill.

House Foreign Affairs Committee member Mike Lawler (R-NY) with ANCA Board member Ani Tchaghlasian, ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan and ANCA’s Tereza Yerimyan and Alex Galitsky during a Capitol Hill meeting focusing on Artsakh justice and Armenia security

ANCA National Board members Aida Dimejian, Dzovinar Hamakorzian and Ani Tchaghlasian were joined by ANC Artsakh Executive Director Gev Iskajyan and ANCA staff members Tereza Yerimyan and Alex Galitsky in meetings with congressional leaders throughout the week, with additional district meetings scheduled during upcoming weeks.  This first Capitol Hill fly-in of 2024 was timed as Congress begins writing the Fiscal Year 2025 Foreign Aid Bill and Fiscal Year 2025 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The ANCA is calling for support for Artsakh genocide survivors, enforcing Section 907 restrictions on U.S. security assistance to Azerbaijan and exploring additional Azerbaijan sanctions opportunities through White House and congressional action.

ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan shares the harrowing realities of Azerbaijan’s blockade and genocide of Artsakh’s population with Congressional Armenian Caucus founding co-chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

In each of the meetings, ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan shared the harrowing realities of Azerbaijan’s genocidal ethnic cleansing of the over 120,000 Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) indigenous Armenians, forced from their homes in September 2023 following a brutal 10-month blockade and September 19 attack that devastated the civilian population. Throughout the Artsakh blockade and its aftermath, Iskajyan served as a trusted Capitol Hill news source, participating in dozens of briefings with congressional leaders, arranged by national, regional and local ANCA advocates.

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) with ANCA National Board members Ani Tchaghlasian and Dzovinar Hamakorzian, ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan and ANCA’s Alex Galitsky

The ANCA praised Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) for their leadership on the unanimous passage of S.3000, blocking U.S. security aid to Azerbaijan, and called for immediate U.S. House consideration of its companion measures.  ANCA leaders also hailed Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) efforts to press the State Department on a flawed U.S. policy of Azerbaijani appeasement, which aided and abetted President Aliyev’s genocidal actions against Artsakh.

ANCA National Board member Dzovinar Hamakorzian and ANCA’s Tereza Yerimyan discuss Azerbaijan’s ongoing threats against Armenia following their genocidal ethnic cleansing of Artsakh’s Armenian population with S.3000 champion Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI)

In meetings with Congressional Armenian Caucus co-chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), and House Foreign Affairs Committee member Mike Lawler (R-NY), ANCA leaders discussed Azerbaijan’s ongoing occupation of the Republic of Armenia’s territory and threats of renewed attacks against Armenia.  Congressional Armenian Caucus leaders Pallone, Schiff, Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and David Valadao (R-CA) issued a statement this week condemning January 10 remarks by President Aliyev laying claim to sovereign Armenian territory and urging U.S. and international action. “It is past time we hold his regime accountable for the belligerent rhetoric and actions it has taken against Armenians in the South Caucasus. The United States and our regional partners should use every diplomatic tool, including sanctions, to help guarantee the territorial integrity of Armenia and push back against Aliyev’s blatant threats against it. We call on the State Department and our international partners to take immediate action to halt any further Azeri aggression and ensure Armenia’s safety and security,” stated the Armenian Caucus co-chairs.

ANCA National Board member Aida Dimejian and ANC Artsakh’s Gev Iskajyan share community concerns about failed Biden administration policies on Artsakh and urge stronger congressional action, during a meeting with Congressional Armenian Caucus co-chair Adam Schiff (D-CA)

ANCA National Board members thanked retiring Armenian-Assyrian Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for her decades of leadership to end Turkey’s gag-rule on proper U.S. affirmation of the Armenian Genocide and for spearheading current efforts to secure congressional funding for Armenian Genocide education.  Since Turkey and Azerbaijan’s 2020 war against Armenia and Artsakh and the September 2023 Artsakh genocide, Rep. Eshoo has repeatedly led initiatives calling on the Biden administration to demand accountability from the Aliyev regime.

ANCA leaders thank Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for being the voice of Armenian Genocide recognition during her decades of service in Congress and for her ongoing work to secure justice for victims of the Artsakh genocide

During their meetings, ANCA National Board members called for expanded U.S. aid to assist Artsakh refugees with emergency food, as well as longer-term housing and job placement needs. The delegation also explored the role of the U.S. and international community in enforcing Artsakh Armenian property rights and ensuring the population’s safe return to their ancestral homes, under clear, long-term security guarantees.  ANCA leaders called for U.S. action to secure Azerbaijan’s immediate release of Republic of Artsakh leaders and over 80 Armenian prisoners of war illegally imprisoned by Azerbaijan in the aftermath of the 2020 war and 2023 Artsakh genocide.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

Biden, Qatar’s Emir discuss Gaza hostages


YEREVAN, DECEMBER 27, ARMENPRESS. U.S. President Joe Biden and Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani have discussed the need to release hostages held in Gaza and efforts to boost humanitarian aid, the White House has said.

“The two leaders discussed the urgent effort to secure the release of all remaining hostages held by Hamas, including American citizens,” the White House said in a readout.

It added that the leaders also discussed the ongoing efforts to "facilitate increased and sustained flows of life-saving access to humanitarian aid into Gaza."

Qatar and Egypt were mediators between Israel and Hamas in the late November truce.

Central Bank of Armenia: exchange rates and prices of precious metals – 25-12-23


YEREVAN, 25 DECEMBER, ARMENPRESS. The Central Bank of Armenia informs “Armenpress” that today, 25 December, USD exchange rate down by 0.29 drams to 405.33 drams. EUR exchange rate down by 0.32 drams to 446.59 drams. Russian Ruble exchange rate down by 0.01 drams to 4.41 drams. GBP exchange rate down by 0.37 drams to 515.50 drams.

The Central Bank has set the following prices for precious metals.

Gold price down by 19.04 drams to 26606.74 drams. Silver price up by 3.35 drams to 318.75 drams.

Current Crisis In Russian-Armenian Relations Reflects Changes In Both Countries – OpEd

Dec 24 2023

By Paul Goble

The current deterioration of relations between Moscow and Yerevan is not the result of bad personal relations between Putin and Pashinyan, Sergey Markedonov says, but rather reflects fundamental changes in each, including most prominently Russia’s dependence on Azerbaijan and Turkey and a generational shift in Armenia.

The changes in Armenia are more immediately striking, but the changes in Russia may ultimately prove more important, according to the Russian specialist on the Caucasus now at MGIMO (profile.ru/abroad/iz-za-chego-v-otnosheniyah-moskvy-i-erevana-nachalsya-krizis-i-kak-daleko-on-zajdet-1431698/).

 Not only has Armenia lost Karabakh and the role that disputed territory played in defining Yerevan’s politics at home and abroad – the new leadership in Yerevan came to power on issues not related to that one — Markedonov says; but an entirely new generation of Armenian leaders has come to power, one whose members have little memory of Soviet times.

In 1991, the current Armenian prime minister was 16, his foreign minister was 12, his Security Council secretary eight, the head of the Armenian parliament was 11, and the mayor of Yerevan only two. And thus it is indicative that “Pashinyan became the first leader of post-Soviet Armenia for whom Russian wasn’t a native language but a learned one!”

Consequently, this new ruling group was prepared to move away from Moscow and seek expanded ties elsewhere. Their predecessors had already distanced themselves from Russia but had not moved toward the divorce that the Pashinyan government appears to be heading, Markedonov continues.

At the same time, he says, Russia had its own reasons for shifting away from Armenia, reasons that are “often forgotten in Yerevan.” Putin’s “special military operation” not only meant that Moscow was focusing primarily on Ukraine but was reevaluating relations with other countries in terms of that conflict.

“For Russia today, it is more important to preserve the Turkish and Azerbaijani ‘windows’ to the outside world and to avoid the opening of ‘a second front’ in the Trans-Caucasus than to struggle for the preservation there of the former status quo,” Markedonov argues.

For that reason and because it is “difficult to be more Armenian than Armenia” as far as Karabakh is concerned, Moscow has distanced itself from Yerevan at least for the present – although Markedonov expresses the hope that the situation could change once again just as it did a century ago.


AW: Khash for hangovers and other New Year’s traditions

Growing up in a multi-generational Armenian household, New Year’s Eve was much like Saturday mornings, except the laundry and cleaning were on turbo drive. You see, the Armenian women in my family faithfully believed that starting a new year with dirty laundry, dirty house and dirty sheets would carry over the dirty demons from the previous year. And that meant the hampers needed to be completely emptied before any celebrations began.

Fast forward to the next generation, when I waived the Saturday morning cleaning rituals with my children but not the New Year’s Eve laundry and cleaning extravaganza. You can decide whether this is an Armenian superstition, folktale or tradition. As for me, I’m too afraid to care about the difference and believe my mother Rose and grandmother Lucy will haunt me from Heaven if I don’t comply. Now that my children are grown and on their own, they dodge my texts leading up to and on New Year’s Eve knowing full well what I will be checking on. Thankfully, there are young grandchildren to indoctrinate and keep the tradition moving forward. 

Ironically, this ritual has become much more than a to-do item on a checklist, but rather a beloved homage to my ancestral traditions. It tickled my curiosity to discover more rituals that are celebrated by Armenians and many other cultures around the world. Here are a few: 

Food and Drink

Unsurprisingly, a significant portion of rituals for Armenians and other ethnicities include food and drinks that are doused with good luck. Friends from the Armenian Cooking Facebook group speak of gatherings with family and friends to enjoy traditional dishes ranging from full course meals of pilaf, turkey or roast beef and beloved side dishes of kuftesarma and boreg to sweet and salty desserts like paklava and assorted nuts and dried fruits. Many families pray at the stroke of midnight, kiss and exchange gifts. Some even talk about the benefits of khash (cow hooves simmered overnight for a roasted broth) on New Year’s Day to cure hangovers, including the late, great Anthony Bourdain on his 2017 Parts Unknown episode titled “Anthony Bourdain – Khash in Armenia.” The experience wouldn’t be complete without the guests raising glasses of spirits with a toast for the hosts and the khash makers that is loosely translated as, “Let my feet bring luck to your home.” 

Armenian khash (Wikimedia Commons)

Many cultures combine food with a game of chance, such as in Greece where a clean penny is baked into pita (spinach pies), and the lucky finder is said to have good fortune for the year. Other cultures combine food with symbolic origins, such as in Japan where eating a bowl of long thin soba noodles (firm yet easy to bite) is believed to symbolize a literal break away from the old year, signifying a new beginning. Additionally, some cultures associate fish as an auspicious New Year’s dish, as fish swim forward, mirroring the forward movement of time.

First Footing

The first person who walks through your doors on New Year’s Day may set the tone for the new year. In Albania, if it’s a small child, preferably a little boy who enters the house, the year will go well. But even more importantly, the person must enter with their right foot first. Similarly, in Scotland the first person to cross the threshold into one’s home indicates the theme of the year to come. Stemming from the days of Viking invasions, if the first footer is a tall and dark man, the year will be protected against the Vikings.


As one of the critical elements of earth that drives the ebbs and flow of life, using water as a symbolic gesture is a natural place for new beginnings. Brazilians head to the warm beaches at midnight to jump seven waves while making seven wishes. In colder climates, people have flocked to freezing cold water for a ritual known as a Polar Bear Plunge since 1920, albeit without an origin of good luck. The ritual was started by a swimming enthusiast who felt that everyone should swim once a day, and it has become a philanthropic tradition to raise funds for charitable causes. In Puerto Rico, many believe that dumping a bucket of water out the window drives away evil spirits, while other cultures send their children running around the house to turn on faucets at midnight. 

While there are no guarantees that any New Year tradition will make the year ahead a better one, there’s no harm in trying something new to ring in the new year with a fresh start.

Making Noise

Whether it’s the squeaky sound of party horns at the stroke of midnight, the unconventional tradition in Denmark of throwing plates and glasses at loved ones’ front doors for good luck, or the practice of banging pots and pans to ward off demons—New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world are here to stay. 

While there are no guarantees that any New Year tradition will make the year ahead a better one, there’s no harm in trying something new to ring in the new year with a fresh start. And take it from me, if you want to make an Armenian mother or grandmother happy, call her at midnight to tell her that you have finished your laundry and have clean sheets on your bed. That should start fresh beginnings for both of you!

Happy New Year, and may our feet bring good luck to each other’s homes.

Victoria Atamian Waterman is a writer born in Rhode Island. Growing up in an immigrant, bilingual, multi-generational home with survivors of the Armenian Genocide has shaped the storyteller she has become. She is a trustee of Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church and chair of the Armenian Heritage Monument in Whitinsville, MA. She is the author of "Who She Left Behind."

Serzh Sargsyan Asserts Unilateral Declarations Cannot Solve Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

HongKong – Dec 18 2023

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan has asserted that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be resolved by unilateral declarations. The statement comes amidst a climate of heightened tension in the South Caucasus region, following discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijan’s Ilham Aliyev focusing on stabilizing the situation.

The article discusses Belarusian President Lukashenka’s controversial claim that if Sargsyan had agreed to a $5 billion deal, war in Karabakh could have been averted. Lukashenka’s close relationship with Aliyev and his role as co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group during the Karabakh settlement process have been subject to criticism, particularly from former Deputy Minister of Defence Artak Zakaryan.

(Read Also: Putin Reveals Lack of Communication from Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh Recognition)

Armenian media has extensively covered debates regarding the country’s potential withdrawal from the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), strained relations with Russia, and efforts to strengthen ties with the European Union. The media has been criticized for a lack of meaningful discussions, prevalence of propaganda, and a propensity for creating a false sense of security. The potential withdrawal from the CSTO is viewed with skepticism, with critics accusing the pro-government media of using the issue to address internal public matters.

(Read Also: Armenia, Azerbaijan Progress Towards Border Resolution Amid Rising Antisemitism)

Energy security expert Armen Manvelyan has declared that gas pricing in Armenia is a political issue, with the current regime favoring Russia. The fluctuating gas prices, which have risen with Armenia’s overtures towards the EU and fallen with its inclusion in the Eurasian Economic Union, lend credence to this assertion. The media’s role in shaping public opinion and its division into pro-Western and pro-Russian factions are seen as products of political campaigns for power, highlighting the need for more genuine, fact-based discussions on real issues.

Violinist Diana Adamyan shines in Boston recital debut

Violinist Diana Adamyan and pianist Renana Gutman

By Ara Arakelian

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The Pickman Hall of the Longy School of Music was brimming with excitement last Thursday evening, December 7, when violinist Diana Adamyan took the stage for her much-anticipated Boston Recital Debut, presented by the prestigious Celebrity Series of Boston.  She performed with one of Boston’s most distinguished artists, pianist Renana Gutman. 

Adamyan, 23, may not be a household name, but if this recital and her latest streak of successes are any indication, she is well on her way to a solid career as a violinist and an artist with a unique voice. After winning the coveted Menuhin Competition in Germany in 2018, her professional advancement was briefly interrupted by the pandemic amid wide engagement cancellations and misfortunes that befell classical music presenters. But as the fog of COVID-19 lifted, Adamyan bounced back. One of the most influential artist management firms, Opus 3 Artists, signed her in 2021 and has since steadily—and measurably—provided her with guidance and performance opportunities around the world. A few impressive debuts ensued, including appearances as a soloist with an orchestra in Germany and in the United States in Aspen, Colorado, as well as with the Boston Pops for the Armenian Night at the Pops, all in 2022.

Adamyan’s diminutive figure belies her inner strength and tenacity. On the stage, wearing a warm yet timid smile, she exudes confidence the minute the music starts and draws in the listener as she goes on her journey. 

For this recital, Adamyan found in Gutman the consummate collaborative partner who supported her throughout a varied and eclectic repertoire. Playing on a 1760 Nicolo Gagliano violin, which predates by 21 years the Mozart sonata (in B-flat, K. 378) for violin and piano that opened the program, Adamyan articulated the contrasting themes of the first movement with sensitivity and restrained joy. Gutman’s mastery of the classical style and spontaneity contributed to the humor, sparkle and energy of the Rondo movement, which the duo conveyed with great aplomb. 

The rarely performed Five pieces for violin and piano (Op. 81) by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius followed Mozart. Written in a span of a few years after World War I, these salon pieces range from the introverted to the zestful and highlight the capabilities of the violin as an expressive instrument. Here Adamyan seemed completely at home; instrument and artist blended, and passionate storytelling became the goal. The middle piece (Valsewas notable for its touch of sadness and inward character, while the Aubade (Dawn) was memorable for its lightness and optimism. A charming but melancholic Humoresque (No. 3, Op. 89), also by Sibelius, closed the first half of the concert.

After intermission came Edvard Baghdasaryan’s Rhapsody for violin and piano, a favorite of Armenian violinists. Written in 1958, this one-movement work is intensely emotional and requires virtuosic prowess. Through its varied sections there are yearnings, dances and other folk themes, while a certain sense of suspense is always in the air. It received a dramatic rendition by Adamyan and Gutman.

Camille Saint-Saens’s Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano was the final work on the program. This somewhat neglected work in four movements was composed in the second half of the 19th century, in a period known as the “Golden Age” of violin sonatas in France. The opening movement called Allegro agitato, with darkly passionate phrases infused with syncopation that gave it momentum, gave way to a gentle Adagio movement featuring a delicate dialogue between the violin and the piano. Adamyan and Gutman’s interchange was noteworthy for its grace, unity of purpose and communicative character. Their effortless, technically brilliant performance in the Allegro molto movement brought to close a very rewarding concert program. The enthralled audience responded with a standing ovation, nudging the artists to perform a tantalizing encore, Fritz Kreisler’s Schön Rosmarin.

Born in Yerevan, Armenia into a family of musicians, Adamyan completed her studies this year at the University of Music and Theater Munich with world-renowned teacher Prof. Ana Chumachenco. Previously, she was a student of Prof. Petros Haykazyan at the Tchaikovsky School of Music in Yerevan and studied under the guidance of Prof. Eduard Tadevosyan at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.

Currently residing in Switzerland, Diana spends time charting her professional growth, learning new repertoire and focusing on recording projects. She has upcoming concerts with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic in the U.S. and in Europe with the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Uppsala Chamber Orchestra, Nuremberger Symphoniker, Deautsche Radio Philharmonie and the Saarbrucken Kaiserlautern. 

In her biography, Adamyan credits the Armenian General Benevolent Union and YerazArt organization as having a great impact on her early development. She is also the recipient of a scholarship from Deutsche Stifung Musikleben. Her previously mentioned Gagliano violin is generously on loan from the Henri Moerel Foundation.

Digital streaming of this concert is available by the presenter, the Celebrity Series of Boston, until December 15. Please visit www.celebrityseries.org for information.