Topic: Classical Music

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/ATLANTA — Hailed by many music critics as “a genuine old school virtuoso,” “an incredible mixture of dazzling virtuosity and immaculate musicianship,” “an artist of[...]

Los Angeles — In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Armenian-American classical musicians have come together for the families of Armenian heroes. Organized by the Pogossian/Manouelian musician family, Songs of[...]

The name of the Swiss artist Aimée Rapin is unfamiliar to the general public. Yet her name deserves to be known for a number of reasons: first of all, as an artist in general and secondly, and this is the most unusual and stupendous fact[...]

BUÑOL, Spain – Alicia Sargsyan Serrano, 12-year-old daughter of Arsen Sargsyan and Pilar Serrano Poles, is a top contender in the second phase of the Online Music Performance Competition I of Buñol, a town in the province of Valencia,[...]

LOS ANGELES — In commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the Pogossian/Manouelian family will perform a charity concert on April 23 at 10 p.m. EST ( 7 p.m. PDT) live-streamed on the YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages of the Dilijan[...]

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is thrilled to be teaching, singing and performing. She has just released a new CD featuring the music of three composers about King Tigran the Great. The CD, titled “The Other[...]

By Daniel Lewis KRAKOW, Poland (New York Times) — Krzysztof Penderecki, a Polish composer and conductor whose modernist works jumped from the concert hall to popular culture, turning up in soundtracks for films like “The Exorcist”[...]

By Gaia Ghazaryan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN – For a number of generations, Armenia has been presenting its musical creations to the world. Composers, performers and orchestras have been awarded with recognition and[...]

FRANKFURT — The Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestra (hr-Sinfonieorchester) will welcome Alain Altinoglu as its new music director, beginning with the 2021-2022 season. The French-Armenian musician was born in Paris in 1975 and, since[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Constantine Orbelian, an acclaimed Armenian-American conductor and pianist, has been reinstated as director of Armenia’s national opera theater after winning a court battle against the government. Orbelian was[...]