The three-day VISAGES D’ARMÉNIE FESTIVAL in France gathered over 500 people, who attended three performances by ten artists!

• World-star pianist Dmitry Masleev opened the festival with a Khachaturian & His Universe solo recital on Friday evening.
• On Saturday, we explored Armenian culture and traditions through the We documentary screening (directed by the legendary filmmaker Artavaz Pelishian) with a pre-talk by Armenian journalist and screenwriter Eduard Ayanyan, who gave later this day his second lecture on Armenian Cultural Heritage and Its Influence On the World.
• We finished the day with the Traditional Armenian Music Performance featuring Lilit Petrosyan (kanon), Harutyun Chkolyan (duduk), and Vocal Quintet LUYS.
• The closing chamber music performance by Thomas Lefort (violin) and Ruben Kozin (piano) brought works by Komitas, Babadjanian, and Khachaturian to La Rochefaoucaud-en-Angoumois. Can you imagine these two ethnic Armenian musicians meeting in France? And even more! Ruben got the invitation to perform at the festival because he applied to Dmitry Masleev’s master classes in Yerevan!

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