Upon invitation of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia in cooperation with the “Fund for Cultural Education Sustenance” master classes of three famous musicians of wind instruments will take place in Yerevan and Gyumri in the period of October-November 2014.


Starting from October 13 master classes of trumpetist Vyacheslav Prokopov, Head of Chair of Wind and Percussive Musical Instruments of the Gnessin’s Music Academy of the Russian Federation, have been taking place in the Yerevan Music School named after Alexander Spendiarov.

Being a student of the world known Timophey Dokshitser, and Chair of the “Association of Wind Instruments Musicians”, and, besides that, being honorary professor of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, Prokopov for many years have been performing as soloist at State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. He is also founder and member of the “Bolshoi’s Brass Quintet”, as well as lecturer at various musical educational institutions in Moscow.

Yerevan always warmly welcomes people’s artist of the Russian Federation, distinguished artist of the Republic of Armenia, clarinetist Rafayel Baghdassarian, who works as professor at Moscow State Conservatory named after Peter Tchaikovsky, as well as honorary professor of the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas. For a long period Baghdassarian has been performing as soloist in Bolshoi, cooperating with various musical ensembles and eminentartists. He often shared his experience and secrets of art with young Armenian colleagues. This time the meeting with experienced Armenian musicianis also expected to be interesting and productive. For young Armenian clarinet players this will become true already in November.

In the framework of this Project, organizers contemplated master classes for young flute players. For that purpose another well-known musician from Moscow, namely – Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation, participant of the significant number of the international festivals, flute player of Mariinsky Theatre’s orchestra Maria Fedotova will pay her visit to Yerevan in December, 2014.

It is not secret, that master classes given by prominent musicians and pedagogues play specific positive role in upbringing and development of future musicians-performers. Those events are intended to encourage and further develop artistic skills of gifted adolescents. The format of the classes seems to be interesting because it is being presented as an ordinary lecture in presence of active participants and passive auditory. According to director of the “Fund for Cultural Education Sustenance” Nelly Sargsyan-Martirosyan, the main objective of the Project is to make it affordable for the larger auditory. Another objective of the Project is to involve most gifted young musicians and their tutors and, through this, to help themin further development of their artistic potential.