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Armenian Culture, Science and Education Development Foundation
12/10/2014

Young Performers International Festival «New Names» celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Under the auspices of the First Lady of Armenia Rita Sargsyan, with the support of the RA Ministry of Culture, «Cultural Figures Association» NGO on June 1-4 will hold the 4th Young Performers International Festival «New Names» in Yerevan. Program director is the President of the «Cultural Figures Association» NGO, RA Honored Figure of Culture Silva Mekinyan. Festival sponsor and general partner is VivaCell MTS.

About 40 talented young musicians and performers up to 18 years from Russia, Denmark, Canada, Cuba, Latvia, Vietnam, Georgia, Czech Republic, Malta and Armenia will participate in the festival. They are winners of multiple national and international competitions and festivals, various foundations’ scholarship holders.

This year the festival is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Armenian program «New Names». Participants of the program of previous years, who are today recognized internationally, will participate in this festival on this occasion, too.

On June 1, at 18:00 Yerevan Komitas Chamber Music Hall will host the opening ceremony of the festival. Young musicians will perform together with the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra (conductor H. Arzumanyan). On June 2 and 3 at 18.00 young musicians will present solo performances at Komitas Chamber Music Hall. On June 4 at 18:00 Aram Khachaturyan Concert Hall will host the closing ceremony of the festival, during which the young soloists will perform with Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra (conductor H. Arzumanyan).

Various cultural programs will be organized for foreign participants and guests of the festival.

On May 31, at 12:00, Arno Babajanyan Concert Hall hosted the press conference of the 4th Young Performers International Festival «New Names». Deputy Minister of Culture of Armenia Arthur Poghosyan, President of the «Cultural Figures Association» NGO, RA Honored Figure of Culture Silva Mekinyan, musicologist, professor at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory Nona Voskanyan, Conductor of National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet after Al. Spendiaryan, Associate Professor at Yerevan State Conservatory, Conductor of Young Performers International Festival «New Names» Harutyun Arzumanyan were present at the press conference.

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