Armenian musical weekend
Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May 2019

For the second consecutive year, the Boghossian Foundation is pleased to welcome the Armenian General Benevolent Union on the occasion of a musical weekend combining classical and traditional Armenian music.

Two exceptional concerts will take place, benefiting the AGBU instrument donation program in Armenia.

Legendary duduk player Levon Minassian will take us on a journey with his musicians on the evening of Friday, 24 May. On Saturday evening, 25 May, new star violinist Diana Adamyan, who was recently awarded 1st Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition in Geneva, will delight us alongside pianist Mamikon Nakhapetov with a program ranging from Bach to Kreisler by way of Komitas.

Lévon Minassian & Friends
Friday 24 May 2019, at 8 pm
The Voice of a People

Levon Minassian – doudouk
Serge Arribas – keyboard
Philippe Navarro – piano
Pierre Nentwig – cello
Tigran Ter stepanyan – guitar

Born in Marseille, Lévon Minassian became known for his mastery of the mandolin and then the duduk, a seminal instrument in Armenian culture. Spotted by professionals, Lévon Minassian first participated in Peter Gabriel’s Us album before opening solo concerts on his world tour Secret World Live. Since then, he has collaborated with many artists (Charles Aznavour, Patrick Fiori, Hélène Segara, Christophe Maé, Manu Katché) and composed several film soundtracks (Mel Gibson’s The passion of the Christ, Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Home, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, etc.)

Diana Adamyan & Mamikon Nakhapetov
Saturday 25 May 2019, at 8 pm
Chamber music

Diana Adamyan – violin
Mamikon Nakhapetov – piano

On the program: Bach, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Kreisler, Komitas

Violinist Diana Adamyan has been dazzling juries around the world since she interpreted Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 at the age of 18. After performing on numerous international stages and in the company of exceptional artists such as Pinchas Zukerman, Diana Adamyan will offer us a moment of musical grace at the Villa Empain alongside renowned Georgian pianist Mamikon Nakhapetov.

Practical information

BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION – VILLA EMPAIN
Centre for art and dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
1050 Bruxelles`

Reservations
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Prices
Friday 24 May : 25€
18€ for Members of the Circle of the Villa
12€ for students up to 26 years

Saturday 25 May : 20€
18€ for Members of the Circle of the Villa
12€ for students up to 26 years

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