Primavera Foundation Armenia and Hardiese

Visages d’Arménie Festival

La Rochefoucauld-en-Angoumois, France

Visages d’Arménie Festival is a unique opportunity to discover the rich culture and amazing history of the ancient country, the hardworking and talented Armenian people.
The music of Armenia, its culture and traditions come to the French soil: concerts of magnificent performers, Armenian winemaking tradition discovery, fascinating stories about Armenian history and culture. The three days, during which the French and residents of France will be able to learn, to hear, to see, and to feel Armenia, and become closer to it.
Visages d’Arménie Festival is another ange of the Primavera Foundation activities focused on promoting the international integration of Armenian culture and Armenian artists, as well as Armenian cultural heritage recognition worldwide.

The festival program features performances by the world star pianist Dmitry Masleev Khachaturian & His Universe, as well as Lilit Petrosyan (kanon), Harutyun Chkolyan (duduk), and Vocal Quintet LUYS (meaning “light”) from Armenia, chamber music concert by Thomas Lefort (violin), Ruben Kozin (piano). Discover Armenia through the photo exhibitions Visages of Artsakh by Sevak Asrian (Armenia), and Visages of Armenians by Suren Manvelyan (Armenia), as well as the screening of We (1969) documentary by famous Armenian director Artavazd Peleshyan with the pre-screening talk by journalist & screenwriter Eduard Ayanyan.


Photo Exhibitions

Date: March 11-17, 2024
Venue: Foyer of Couvent des Carmes
Entrance: free 

Visages of Artsakh by Sevak Asryan

Visages of Armenians by Suren Manvelyan

Photography exhibitions can be viewed till the end of the VISAGES D’ARMÉNIE FESTIVAL.  

Day 1. Festival Opening Evening. March 15, 2024 | Friday

20:00 • Dmitry Masleev, piano

Recital Khachaturian and His Universe

– France Musique, 2020
“What an artist! Everything is so simple, so ingenious, without the slightest attempt to explain the music…”
– Alain Lompech, Bachtrack, 2022


Sergey Rachmaninoff
Variations on a Theme of Corelli in D-minor, Op.42 
Elegie, Op.3. 
Polka de W.R.
Prelude No 5 in G moll, Op. 23

Modest Mussorgsky
Night on Bald Mountain

Mikhail Glinka

Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The Seasons, January

Aram Khachaturian
Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the ballet “Spartacus” (arranged for Piano)

Venue: Couvent des Carmes

21:30 • Armenian Wine Making Culture & Wine Tasting

Venue: Foyer of Couvent des Carmes
Narrator: Eduard Ayanyan

Availability: The ticket for Dmitry Masleev piano recital is valid for entry.

Day 2. March 16, 2024 | Saturday

11:00 • We: Documentary Screening & Pre-Talk

We is a documentary by Armenian director Artavazd Peleshyan. It is an outstanding masterpiece of world cinema. It is a film about the dark and hard fate of the Armenian people, faced with an unimaginable tragedy that claimed the lives of millions of people. Still, those who found the strength to cope with the pain, were able to restore national identity, and strengthen the national spirit and character. This work by A. Peleshyan ultimately appeals to people. It is a poem about humanity, an ode to death and birth, the creative will, and the power of human love.

Venue: Couvent des Carmes
Narrator: Eduard Ayanyan

14:00 • Open Piano Master Classes @ Dmitry Masleev 

Venue: Couvent des Carmes

16:30 • Lecture Armenian Cultural Heritage and Its Influence on the World

Introduction to folk instruments, musical traditions from folk, ‘khazi’ till present day, classical music prominent representatives worldwide

Narrator: Eduard Ayanyan
Venue: Couvent des Carmes

19:00 • Concert of the Traditional Armenian Music

Lilit Petrosyan, kanon
Harutyun Chkolyan, duduk
Vocal Quintet LUYS 


Vardani Mor Voghb, Medieval Carol
Harutyun Chkolyan, duduk

St. Gregory of Narek, Havun-Havun
Toccata, Khachatur Avetisyan
Komitas Medley, arr. by Sh. Saghatelyan
Lilit Petrosyan, kanon

Glorify The Lord, o Jerusalem (Govea Yerusaghem ez Der)
St. N. Shnorhali (12th century), arr. by Komitas. As a syntaxes hymn it is sung at Easter and Eastertide.

Where are you, Mother (Ur es Mayr im)
Medieval song, arr. by A. Bobikyan. Good Friday chant about Crucifixion.

This Mystery was Completed (Ays khorhurd lcav)
Komitas. Gandz (a type of a chant) from Moundy Thursday.

Holy, holy (Sourb, Sourb)
Medieval song, arr. by Komitas. A song from Eucharist segment of Divine Liturgy, which corresponds to Sanctus.

Vocal Quintet LUYS:
Hasmik Baghdasaryan, soprano
Mariam Mailyan, soprano
Marine Nazaryan, alto
Sofya Konjoyan, alto
Shahane Zalyan, alto

Shushiki, Komitas
Melodies of the flower valley (Tsaghkahoviti meghediner), arr. by Sh. Saghatelyan
Lyrical and Joke Dance (Qnarakan ev katak par), Tsovinar Hovhannisyan
Lilit Petrosyan, kanon

A Wedding song (Zar znge), Komitas
Shogher jan, Komitas
Deriko, Armenian Folk song arranged by K. Zakaryan
Vocal Quintet LUYS

Hovvi Kanch, Armenian folk song
My Dear (Sirelis), Armen Mandakunyan
Harutyun Chkolyan, duduk

Akh, Nare Nare, Armenian folk song
Qarpi Tzerin, Armenian folk song
Noubar-Noubar, Armenian folk song
Vocal Quintet LUYS
Harutyun Chkolyan, duduk
Lilit Petrosyan, kanon

Venue: Eglise de La Rochefoucauld

Day 3. March 17, 2024 | Sunday

16:00 • Chamber music Concert

Thomas Lefort, violin
Ruben Kozin, piano


Ruben Kozin, piano:
Dances. Yerangi of Yerevan, Unabi of Shushi, Shushiki of Vagharshapat
Arno Babajanyan 
Six Pictures for Piano 
Elegy in Commemoration of A. Khachaturyan

Thomas Lefort, violin & Ruben Kozin, piano (duet):
Aram Khachaturian
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Song-Poem for Violin and Piano 
Nocturne from Masquerade for Violin and Piano
Ayesha’s Dance from Gayane Suite No. 1, Op. 53, transcription for violin and piano
Sabre dance from Ballet Gayane, transcription for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz

Venue: Couvent des Carmes

17:30 • Open reception

Festival Closure celebration

On sale: Photos from the exhibition
Venue: Foyer of Couvent des Carmes
Availability: The ticket for Chamber music Concert is valid for entry


Dmitry Masleev, piano

“Super-soloist” is the way France Musique introduced Dmitry Masleev when he made his debut with the Orchestre National de France at the beginning of 2020, playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1, the work that helped launch his international career, when he won the 2015 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. Dmitry’s solo recital debut at the Philhamonie de Paris in March 2022 confirmed that a new phenomenon has emerged among the most interesting pianists of our time: “What an artist! Everything is so simple, so ingenious, without the slightest attempt to explain the music,” wrote Alain Lompech (Bachtrack).

Dmitry’s return to La Roque d’Anthéron festival last summer was described in La Provence as “a magical evening where virtuosity merged with the innermost workings of the soul.” His recent festival appearances also include Klavierfestival Ruhr, Lucerne, Verbier, Montreux, Rheingau, Bad Kissingen, Bodensee, Bergamo and Brescia.

Dmitry’s orchestral collaborations include the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Robert Trevino), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Mikko Franck), Orchestre National de Lyon (Tan Dun), Bamberg Orchestra (Christoph Eschenbach), and Orquestra Cadaqués (David Robertson), Tampere Philharmonic (Joshua Weilerstein), Verbier Festival Orchestra (Gábor Takács-Nagy), and many others.

North America fell in love with Dmitry Masleev when he made his Carnegie Hall recital debut at the Isaac Stern Auditorium in January 2017 and repeated the same program at Toronto’s Koerner Hall in March. In 2018, he toured coast-to-coast with the Moscow State Symphony and Pavel Kogan. In the summer of 2022 he performed at the Newport Classical Festival and the Festival Napa Valley.

Annual visits to South America have established Dmitry as an audience favorite in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, and Ecuador. This season Dmitry collaborates with Allegro HD, the main arts and culture TV network of the continent, to deliver music to his fans despite the travel restrictions.

Dmitry regularly performs in the Asian capitals, both with orchestras such as Seoul Philharmonic, New Japanese Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, as well as in recitals.

Born and raised in Ulan-Ude (a Siberian town between Lake Baikal and the Mongolian border), Dmitry was educated at the Moscow Conservatory in the class of Professor Mikhail Petukhov, and at the International Music Academy at Lake Como. 

Dmitry Masleev performs a solo recital on March, 15 at 20:00
Piano master classes on March, 16 at 14:00

LUYS, Armenian Vocal Quintet

The vocal quintet LUYS (meaning “Light”) was founded in 2002 and consists of five Armenian feminine voices: soprano – Hasmik Baghdasaryan and Mariam Mailyan, alto – Marine Nazaryan, Sofya Konjoyan and Shahane Zalyan. LUYS repertoire features Armenian medieval spiritual songs, pieces from Divine Liturgy, folk songs, songs arranged by Komitas (1869-1935), and works by contemporary Armenian composers.

LUYS quintet is a regular guest of prestigious international festivals, including performances at numerous international festivals: Musica Insieme and Amici della Musica in Italy; Internationale Musiktage Dom zu Speier, A Cappella Music Festival, and Musicfest Stuttgart in Germany. At the Venezia in Musica Competition and Festival in Italy, LUYS got two Golden Diplomas for Spiritual and Folk Song nominations.LUYS Vocal Quintet toured across Armenia and performed abroad in Italy, Germany, Austria, England, Switzerland, Canada, and Australia.

The quintet recorded three albums:

Light To the World (NOAH e. V Verein, 2003),
Come to Light (NOAH e. V Verein, 2004), and LUYS (Naregatsi Art Institute, 2009).

The LUYS album received the Best Choir Album prize in the Armenian Music Awards, 2009 (USA), and the Best Choir Album dedicated to the 140 Komitas Anniversary in the National Music Awards, 2009 (Armenia).

Concert of Traditional Armenian music on March 16, 19:00 at L’Église Saint-Cybard

Harutyun Chkolyan, duduk

Harutyun Chkolyan is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in Armenian folk wind instruments such as the duduk, zurna, shvi, and pku; he also performs on clarinet and ney flute. Considered a musical prodigy, he began his studies on shvi (an Armenian recorder) at six.

Mr. Chkolyan graduated from the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, where he studied under renowned duduk master Gevorg Dabaghyan.

In 2006, he was honored to perform for Senator Edward Kennedy at the Massachusetts State House. In 2007, Mr. Chkolyan was a special guest at The World radio show hosted by Marco Werman on PRI (USA) in collaboration with BBC and WGBH.

Harutyun Chkolyan is a member of the State Folk Ensemble of Armenia. He collaborated with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the iCulture Orchestra, the State Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, and the Armenian State Jazz Orchestra. His international career featured performances with the Kharkiv Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra Slobozhansky, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatskapelle Weimar, Orchestra of the Opera and Ballet Theater of Yakutia, among others.

A native of Gavar in Armenia, Harutyun Chkolyan’s family roots are from Old Bayazet (Daroynk). He maintains an active teaching, recording, and performance career and resides in Yerevan, Armenia.

Harutyun Chkolyan’s debut album is titled Armenian Soundscapes: Duduk. Zurna. Ney. (Pomegranate Music, 2016). He has toured and given concerts in more than 35 countries around the world. Since 2020, he has been working as a teacher at the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas. Since 2022 he has been working with the Nagash Ensemble.

Concert of Traditional Armenian music on March 16, 19:00 at L’Église Saint-Cybard

Lilit Petrosyan, kanon

Born in 2003 in Yerevan, Armenia, Lilit Petrosyan began studying kanon under professor Tsovinar Hovhannisyan at the music school named after Alexander Spendiaryan in Yerevan. She gave her first concert when she was 6, and appeared internationally at the age of 10. Lilit regularly performs at international competitions, festivals and gives recitals.

In January 2022 she returned to New York, Washington, and New Jersey with several performances. Later this year she took part in the Moscow Meets Friends international festival named after Vladimir Spivakov.

Ms. Petrosyan started 2021 with the US tour, and performed in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Orlando, Tampa, Detroit, Cleveland. The same year Lilit won the Republican Competition, and entered the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan class of professor Tsovinar Hovhannisyan.

During the COVID-19 pandemic she gave an online solo recital, which was presented by the Classical Young Stars Vienna foundation.

In 2019, she participated for the second time in the Delphic Games (Moscow) and won 3rd place. In 2018 she became a fellow of the “Arno Babadjanian Foundation”. In the same year she gave her 2nd solo recital. In May of the same year she had a concert tour in Austria (Vienna, Salzburg) for the second time, which was dedicated to the Armenia Independence Day.

In 2016 she gave her first solo recital. In 2017 she took part in the 13th Delphic Games (Ekaterinburg) where she won 2nd place.

In 2015, she performed in Italy and Sloevnia. Same year Lilit became a member of the “Lyubov Kazarnovskaya Academy”. For Mrs. Kazarnovskaya Armenian kanon was a discovery and after the meeting Lilit got the honor of being on the same stage with her. The same year Lilit had a concert tour in Austria. In 2014 she won 1st place in “Renaissance” international competition.

During these years she was awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Education for the high representation of Armenia in international competitions.

Concert of Traditional Armenian music on March 16, 19:00 at L’Église Saint-Cybard

Ruben Kozin, piano

Ruben Kozin was born in 1997. When he was only 5 years old, he entered music school. At the age of 12, Ruben changed to the Central music school at the P.I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory studying piano by Natalia Trull, professor of the Conservatory. In 2020 Ruben graduated from Moscow state P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

In Russia Ruben Kozin has performed at the Great and the Small Rachmaninov Halls of the Moscow State Conservatory, at the Concert Hall of the Russian State Gnessin Academy of Music, the Moscow International House of Music and at the Concert Hall of the Moscow Museum of Musical Culture.

Furthermore, Ruben has given concerts in Armenia, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Malta, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Belarus.

Ruben has already achieved a number of international competitions. In May 2016

he won the 3rd prize at the International Piano Competition FVG (Sacile, Italy), in September 2016 the 3rd prize at the Andre Dumortier International Piano Competition (Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium). In April 2017 Ruben won the 2nd prize at the Malta International Piano Competition, in August 2017 he gained the 2nd prize at the First International Eurasian Music Games in Astana, Kazakhstan. At the VIII International Piano Competition in Almaty (Kazakhstan) he won in November 2017 the 2nd prize. In June 2023 he became a finalist of the 19th Aram Khachaturian International competition in Yerevan. 

Ruben took part in master classes of Akiko Ebi, Ronan O’Hora, Youngho Kim, Jenny Zaharieva, Eugen Indjic, Andrea Bonatta, Kevin Kenner, Dmitry Masleev, Pascal Nemirovski and Vanessa Latarche. His vast repertoire already includes more than 15 piano concertos from different periods. Ruben performed with the Armenian State Symphony orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Orchestra of the Central Music School at Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra.

Chamber Music Concert on March 17, 16:00

Thomas Lefort, violin

Born in 1994 in Marseille, a student of Frédéric Ladame then of Suzanne Gessner and Patrice Fontanarosa in Paris, he was unanimously admitted in 2012 to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Roland Daugareil from which he graduated with the highest distinctions by obtaining a First Prize in violin. He then perfected his skills in Italy with the violinist Salvatore Acccardo at the Chigiana Academy of Siena and at the Walter Stauffer Academy of Cremona, where he learned the secrets of the Italian school of violin and developed a taste for the acrobatic virtuosity of the works of Niccolo Paganini.

He also followed the teaching of Renaud Capuçon at the Haute-Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, from which he also graduated with a Master of Soloist, and studied chamber music with professors such as François Salque, Jérôme Pernoo or Nobuko Imai, Pamela Frank and Sadao Harada within the Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy. He is the winner of numerous international grand prizes: Ginette Neveu International Competition, Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition, Isaac Stern International Competition Grand Prix in Shanghai, First Grand Prize at the European Young Talents Competition Un Violon sur le Sable, First Prize Young Talent of Île-de-France, Audience Award at the Autumn Musical Festival of Young Performers, Banque Populaire Foundation Prize, L’Or du Rhin Foundation Prize and Fondation de France Prize (…).

Thomas Lefort has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Padua Orchestra, the Pasdeloup Orchestra, the Orchestre des Jeunes d’Île-de France, the Ostinato Orchestra, the Pays de la Loire Orchestra, the Cannes-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Orchestra, the Avignon-Provence National Orchestra (…) and under the direction of conductors such as Jean-Claude Casadesus, Dmitri Liss, Lawrence Foster, Alain Altinoglu, Bruno Mantovani, Adrian McDonell, Roberto Fores Veses, Nicolas Chalvin, Jonathan Schifmann, Chloé Dufresne (…); in venues such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Salle Gaveau, the Salle Cortot, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Banque de France, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Auditorium Stravinsky in Montreux, the Ekaterinburg Philharmonic, the Palazetto Bru-Zane in Venice, the Grand Amphitheater of La Sorbonne, the Singer-Polignac Foundation, the Théâtre de Provence, the Théâtre d’Avignon, the National Theater of Saint-Nazaire, the Théâtre de Nîmes, the Opéra de Marseille (…) within festivals such as the Martha Argerich Festival in Hamburg, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the International Festival Les Sommets du Classique in Crans-Montana, the Festival “Le Salon Romantique” of the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, the Folles Journées de Nantes and Ekaterinburg, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Roque d’Anthéron Festival, the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Un Violon sur le Sable Festival, the Menton Festival (…).
He has already shared the stage with many artists including Martha Argerich, Andreï Korobeinikov, Pierre-Yves Hodique, Yves Henry, Sélim Mazari, Itamar Golan, Vanessa Benelli-Mosell, Tanguy de Williencourt, Ivry Gitlis, Renaud Capuçon, Tedi Papavrami, Akiko Suwanai, Gilles Apap, Lucienne Renaudin-Vary, Edgar Moreau, Astrig Siranossian, Emmanuel Rossfelder (…). His first album entitled “Folk” was made thanks to the generous support of the Patrick & Ute Petit Scholarship, in a duo program with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique (Prize for the best accompanist pianist at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 2011) released in 2019 under the Mirare label. He tackles pieces “that have made the reputation of the princes of the bow” (Cadences), “generous in his impulses and timbres, he shows a beautiful aplomb, a fine sensitivity and an indisputable technical reliability, a style without emphasis or unnecessary effect, at the service of the spirit proper to each of the pages, with a real commitment everywhere” (Diapason). Recently, he has just released his second solo album entitled “Il Violino Solo” (2023). Thomas Lefort appears in the soundtracks of several films, composed by Grégoire Hetzel: L’innocent (2022), directed by Louis Garrel, Frère et Soeur (2022) and Tromperie (2021) directed by Arnaud Desplechin as well as the Canal + series Paris 1900 (2021). He is the creator and artistic director of the Festival “Les Étoiles du Classique” in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, sponsored by Martha Argerich in 2022, Jean-Claude Casadesus and Karine Deshayes in 2023, which brings together the best classical musicians of the new generation for four festive days in the open air, to make classical music accessible to all. He plays a replica of a violin by Antonio Stradivari “Le Tivadar Nachéz” dating from 1709 and made by Stephan Von Baehr.

Chamber Music Concert on March 17, 16:00

Eduard Ayanyan, journalist & screenwriter

For more than 25 years, Eduard Ayanyan has been involved in screenwriting, writing, journalism, PR, branding, and developing projects of cultural and social significance. He wrote movie scripts, animation film scenarios, documentary scripts, plays and stage productions, librettos, and song lyrics. Eduard Ayanyan is the author of numerous articles and essays.

From 2005 to 2015, he was a co-founder and an editor-chief of the Yerevan Magazine, and later as CEO and an editor-chief of one of the publishing houses in Armenia.

“The Yerevan Magazine has become a landmark project for Armenia and the entire Armenian world. It radically changed the level of publishing and journalistic activity in Armenia. In addition, “Yerevan” helped many Armenians self-identify, immersing them in their history, culture, science, and achievements in other fields. The homeland should unite us. I am proud that I dedicated almost ten years of my life to this project.” – Eduard Ayanyan.

Mr. Ayanyan was the editor-chief of the RBA, Patnesh, and Artsakh Review magazines.

The author of numerous educational courses, including “Fundamentals of Individual Journalism and Formation of an Author’s Word,” “The Function of Words in Interpersonal Communications,” “Words and Senses,” and “Verbal Communications and Storytelling” since 2010, he gives lectures and master classes at the Russian-Armenian Slavic University (RAU) in Yerevan, the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, and the Paradiplomacy Media School among the others. In recent years, he has also been training professional guides in Armenia.

March 15 at 21:30
The Festival Opening Evening 

March 16 at 11:00
WE Documentary (1969) by Artavazd Peleshian screening and pre-talk

March 16 at 16:00
Lecture Armenian Cultural Heritage and Its Influence on the World

Sevak Asryan, photographer

Sevak Asrian was born in Stepanakert, Artsakh.

“I started taking photographs at the age of 14. The first teacher was Dad. He taught me to photograph on film and print photos in a home darkroom. Mostly, I photographed my native Artsakh. Unfortunately, I couldn’t capture much, but I can say that I have, perhaps, the largest archive of photographs of Artsakh” – S. Asrian.

Sevak Asrian is the author of the photo project The Power of Memory, which presented hundreds of photographs of Armenian cultural monuments and landscape photographs taken in the territories of Artsakh until 2020. Prize-winner of the Armenian stage of the international competition Wiki Loves Monuments – 2022. One of Sevak Asrian’s photos was included in the top 50 photographs of the competition finals. At the international competition Wiki Loves Earth – 2023, Sevak’s photographs were presented in the international final.

In September 2023, he was forced to leave his homeland due to the military aggression of Azerbaijan, along with tens of thousands of Armenian residents of Artsakh.

Photo Exhibitions Opening on March 11

Suren Manvelyan, photographer

Born in 1976, Suren started to photograph when he was sixteen and became a professional photographer in 2006. His photographic interests span from Macro to Portraits, Creative photo projects, Landscape, and much more. Suren’s photos have been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Armenia and worldwide.

His latest popular series of close ups of a human eye – entitled “Your beautiful eyes,” together with a similar series on “Animal eyes,” have had millions of views on the Web. They were published by National Geographic, Yahoo!, Die Zeit, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Independent, Telegraph, La Republica, Liberation, Guardian, Wired, Huffington Post, Wedemain, The Shortlist, DT Magazine, MAXIM, and many others. The photos were also used by BBC Spain, BBC Brasil, WNYC, Gizmondo and many others.

In parallel to photography, for the past ten years Suren has also enjoyed teaching physics, mathematics, projective geometry and astronomy at the Yerevan Waldorf School. From 1997 to 2011 he served as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences.

Suren received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Yerevan State University in 2001 where his research focused on Quantum Chaos. He received the President Award of the Republic of Armenia next year for his research work in the field of quantum technologies.

Suren plays on five musical instruments the guitar, cello, piano, block flute, and lyre.

Photo Exhibitions Opening on March 11



La Rochefoucauld-en-Angoumois
1611 France
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Couvent des Carmes

39 Rue des Halles
16110 La Rochefoucauld-en-Angoumois, France 

Eglise de La Rochefoucauld

Place Saint-Cybard
16110 La Rochefoucauld-en-Angoumois, France 

VISAGES D’ARMÉNIE FESTIVAL Opening – Dmitry Masleev Solo Recital

Documentary Screening & Lecture & Master Classes

Concert of the Traditional Armenian Music

Thomas Lefort & Ruben Kozin – Chamber Music Concert