Armenia and Georgia celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of its diplomatic relations
This year marks the 25th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Georgia. A classical music concert was organized to celebrate the friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
Armenian and Georgian musicians performed at a concert which was held as part of the 5th Khachaturyan International Festival.
A joint performance by the pianist Mamikon Naapetov and the clarinetist Dmitry Bokolishvili drew particular attention.
It’s no coincidence that this event was held as part of the festival which was named after Aram Khachaturian. Khachaturian himself was born in Georgia, with memories of Tbilisi which had accompanied him all his life.
Khachatryan called Tbilisi a city that sounded like a musical; an Armenian folk song could be heard in one yard while a Georgian national polyphony in another. Khachaturyan visited the Tbilisi Opera House at the age of 16, which is where he first became familiar with the grand art. It was after seeing one of Paliashvili’s operas that he decided to become a musician.