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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

“MUSICAL ARMENIA”: GET INSPIRED, MAKE IT YOUR OWN! (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Some people say that music makes the world go round; they say that music is to the soul what words are to the mind… A vibrant energy filled the air of the backstage at the AGBU Hall. Friendly atmosphere, amicable conversations…
Let me see... Much better now!
Narine and Ani were talking vivaciously, inspiring one another, and helping another participant to tidy up stage costumes: “Everything is just marvellous”...

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

AGBU MUSICAL ARMENIA PROGRAM NOW INCLUDES NON-ARMENIAN STUDENTS (VIDEO MATERIAL)

Yukinori Kinoshita, a young Japanese pianist, studying in the United States, had learnt about the legacy of Komitas only three months before deciding to visit the Master’s homeland. Following extensive research he realized that the best way to discover Armenia and Armenian culture for a beginner musician was to participate in the AGBU’s Musical Armenia Program (MAP). He registered immediately and together with the other nine participants of this year’s Musical Armenia program arrived in Yerevan in June, thus breaking with tradition...

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

DISCOVERING THEIR HERITAGE THROUGH MUSIC (VIDEO MATERIAL)

AGBU Musical Armenia Program (MAP), the newest of AGBU’s summer youth programs, celebrated its third birthday this summer. The third season of the program brought 12 talented Diaspora-Armenian musicians from the USA, Canada, Cyprus, Great Britain, Syria, Russia and Uruguay. The three-week program included individual master classes given by the most renowned professionals, lectures by well-known professors, various cultural events and sightseeing. At the end of the program participants also performed during their own Gala Concert. Since its establishment, the Musical Armenia Program has hosted 30 talented Diaspora-Armenians some of whom have stayed...
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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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Wednesday, 15 August 2012

BACK TO THE ROOTS OF KOMITAS

A new program was added to the AGBU’s Diaspora youth programs carried out in Armenia in 2012. AGBU “Musical Armenia” program (MAP) aims at bringing young and talented Armenian musicians from around the world to their homeland to become closer acquainted with their musical heritage offering a unique opportunity to attend specialized lectures, take individual master classes with the best specialists in Armenia and improve their knowledge and skills. In MAP’s pilot year, a select group of young artists got the chance to train and perform...
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