Armenian-Georgian festival of young musicians held in Armenia
Photo: Lucy Sargsyan, JAMnews
The Armenian-Georgian Festival of Young Musicians has finished in Dilijan (northern Armenia). Georgian and Armenian composers and performers, students form Yerevan and Tbilisi conservatoires, as well as from other musical educational institutions participated in the event. Not only did they participate in the festival, but they also held solo and joint concerts.
Aram Satyan, the Chairman of the Composers’ Union of Armenia, has gladly noted that art is uniting the young musicians. “The young people of the two countries are getting closer to each other, jointly performing the musical pieces… I think such festivals should be held on regular basis.”
Armen Amiryan, the Minister of Culture of Armenia, has touched upon the festival goals and the prospects of the Armenian-Georgian cultural ties.
“The youth are those who should build the bridges of the future, who should improve the new Armenian-Georgian relations. It’s common knowledge that art is the shortest way to people’s hearts and souls. I believe that a nine-day joint art camp will not only promote their friendship, but will also help them come up with new initiatives and new ideas.
“There is also the Georgian-Armenian Forum of the Young Filmmakers ahead. It will be held in the near future and will cover Gyumri, Akhalkalaki, Tbilisi and Yerevan. Both cinema and music, as well as other art trends, should become a platform for communication between our two nations,” the Minister noted.