New Names Conqueres Beirut

New Names Conqueres Beirut

People in Beirut still keep in their memories performances of “New Names of Armenia”, whose last concert tour in Lebanon was organized around 2 decades ago. Many of these young performers are now famous musicians, laureates of prestigious international competitions.

This time the invitation to organize a concert tour was received from the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Lebanon, headed by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Samvel Mkrtchyan.

The organizers attached great importance to maintaining close communication between the young generation of the local Armenian community and the modern New Names, that are going to become the future representatives of the performing art in Armenia. Concerts began with the anthems of both countries – Armenia and Lebanon.

4 concert evenings took place in the hall of the Theater “Hovhannes Poghosyan”, at the University “Haykazyan”, at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik. In all of those venues the performances of young Armenian musicians were a great success and were greeted by a standing ovation from the audience.

For the participants of the “New Names” this was not a regular concert trip, but also a great opportunity to meet their Armenian peers from abroad, make new friends, introduce them to the works of Armenian composers, as well as get acquainted with the sights of Beirut, historical monuments of Armenian, ancient Roman and Arab cultures on Lebanese land.

The visits to the Armenian village of Anjar were especially memorable, where the city's Mayor rganized the special reception in his office in honor of the young musicians, as well as the Memorial Museum “Bird's Nest” - the famous House-orphanage of the Danish missionary Maria Jacobsen, who saved and sheltered more than 1,500 Armenian orphans during the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

“New Names of Armenia” children visited the Cilician Catholicosate of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God Bzommar, as well as had a guided tour throughout the unique museum exhibition.

And last, but not least, the famous stalactite cave of Jaita - one of the modern 7 wonders of the world - will long remain in the memory of young artists.

Speaking the language of trombone and tuba

Speaking the language of trombone and tuba

On February 22, Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall hosted a joint concert of the tuba player of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra Araik Rubinyan (Germany), trombone player Juan Pardo Gil (Spain) and the students of several Yerevan-based music schools and the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.

Learning from masters

Learning from masters

Upon the invitation of the “Fund for Cultural Education Support” a famous clarinet player, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation and soloist of St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre Victor Kulik visited Yerevan.

And again Cello

And again Cello

The warm autumn days or Yerevan were pleasantly filled by the beautiful sounds of this amazing musical instrument. The Armenian capital hospitably opened doors of its concert halls simultaneously with such world-famous cellists as Suren Bagratuni, Alexander Knyazev, Victor Miloserdov and Anastasia Ushakova.

I will be a violonist

I will be a violonist

Under this motto usually take place master-classes of the well-known Russian violinist-teacher, honored worker of culture, candidate of Art history Saveliy Shalman.

Meeting point - Yerevan

Meeting point - Yerevan That day was particularly memorable for young musicians who came to Yerevan from all over 10 regions of Armenia. In a course of many years the Fund for Cultural Education Support had been providing opportunity for the best students of regional music and art schools to perform in concert halls of Yerevan.

Love your neighbor…

Love your neighbor… 

The Second Republican Festival of Integrative Youth Art was kicked off on November 17, in the Chamber Music Hall after Komitas. The Festival was organized by the Ministry of Culture of Armenia in association with the Foundation for Cultural Education Support and “Children's Special Creative Center”.

Night in the Museum

 Night in the Museum

This year the “Night in the Museum”, or “Night of Museums” took place on May 21st. The event was held upon suggestion of one of the oldest international organizations in the field of cultural heritage - The International Council of Museums (ICOM).

Invitation to Master Classes

Invitation to Master Classes  In the period of April to June of the current year under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia the Fund for the Cultural Education Support is due to implement a program of “Master classes of visitor music tutors” for the talented young musicians.

Under the “Shadow” of “Three Palms”

Under the “Shadow” of “Three Palms”

Starting from 2014 the Cultural Educative Program “Three Palms” is held in the House-museum named after Alexander Spendiaryan, the renowned Armenian composer. The program targets young visitors of the House-museum – students and pupils of schools and special music colleges.

Young Musicians Concert

Young Musicians Concert

On February 10, 2016 the concert hall of Komitas Museum-Institute hosted a concert of the participants of the “Target program of development and improvement of young and talented musicians of the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno–Karabakh”.

And again master-classes...

And again master-classes...

Once more by the invitation of the Fund for Cultural Education Support many known musicians-pedagogues arrived in Armenia. The students of musical schools of Yerevan obtained chance to take part in master-classes of leading musicians in various specialties.

Music stars of Byurakan

 Music stars of ByurakanSince older times people in Armenia believes that stars look brighter and closer if observed from the area of Byurakan, where since 1947 the world-famous astrophysical observatory has been operating. Hence close to the heavenly bodies now stars of musical horizon will also be flickering. On the April 3 the opening of the Art Academy “Byurakan” took place alongside with the international music festival “Prospects of Yerevan”.

New initiatives...

 New initiatives...The professor of the piano chair of the Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas S.K.Kechek says: "The establishment of the "Fund to support cultural education" was a major step to improve the artistic education of the republic.

The world of children’s paints

 The world of children’s paints

The exhibition of young artists studying in art schools of Armenia was really a colorful celebration of children's creative inspiration. It was organized in the House-Museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan on the initiative of the "Fund to support cultural education" with the assistance of the RA Ministry of Culture and the administration of the house-museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan.

Visiting the world of fairy tales...

 “Visiting the world of fairy tales”Once upon a time there lived…

These words are known to everyone.  Children all over the world like fairy tales; they laugh and cry with the fairy tales and try to be like their favorite characters. We gain the first valuable lessons of kindness and justice from the fairy tales, they help us shape our views and give us wonderful opportunities for upbringing and education.

A new project of the National Children’s Library after Khnko Aper is called

 “Visiting the world of fairy tales”It is carried out in cooperation with the embassies of different countries in the Republic of Armenia.

Francophonie unites us

Francophonie unites us This headline is the motto of this year and all the events dedicated to the Francophonie festivities in Armenia will be held exactly under it. Music, dance, theater, cinema, art and literature, conferences, competitions, student and school activities – all this will be included in the festive program. It will bring together both public and private organizations. In concert halls, music schools of art, everywhere you’ll hear French music - from Rameau to the popular and beloved in Armenia chansons of Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and others.

Music instruments for schools

Music instruments for schoolsSince 2007 RA Ministry of Culture has been successfully carrying out a program on “Compensation of the payment of tuition fees for national instruments in music and art schools”; within its framework 2443 students receive free education. As a result of implementation of the program, departments of national, string and wind instruments were re-opened in a number of community schools.