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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

“MUSICAL ARMENIA IS AN EXTRAORDINARY PROGRAM AND IS, BY FAR, THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE ARMENIAN CULTURE”

Native New Yorker Stepan Atamian studies comparative literature at Columbia University. His love of music, singing, in particular, compelled him to join six other Disporan youth in Armenia this summer for the second annual AGBU Musical Armenia Program. Here, Stepan shares impressions of his three-week stay in Armenia. “During the second week of AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program (or MAP, as we participants liked to call it), I received, perhaps, the greatest piece of singing advice in my life. My voice teacher said: ‘Even when you are singing...
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

AGBU’S MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM PROVIDES NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG AND TALENTED ARTISTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program’s (MAP) second annual season took place between July 15-August 3. Seven talented Diasporan Armenians from Bulgaria, Canada and the USA journeyed to their homeland to benefit from the unique opportunity offered by AGBU: spend three weeks in Armenia, participate in training and master classes, attend different cultural events and, at the end of program, perform in their own Gala Concert. The program is...
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Monday, 10 June 2013

ARNI GUIRAGOSSIAN: “AGBU’S MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM WAS A TURNING POINT IN MY LIFE”

The summer of 2012 marked an important turning point in Arni Guiragossian's life. Her participation in the Musical Armenia Program, organized by AGBU, opened new horizons for the flutist from the High Institute of Music in Damascus, Syria. Arni had very high expectations of the Musical Armenia Program. However, the reality far exceeded them. Experiencing the beauty...
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