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[FAR Schools | Octet Music School]: Octet Students Say “Thank You” standard

Students from the Gyumri “Octet” School of Music recently presented a photo album called Octet is Grateful to Rock to British Musician Ian Gillan as a thank you for the work he has done to improve their school. All proceeds from this concert were donated to the Octet school. They presented the album to Gillan on the morning of his Deep Purple benefit concert, which was held in Armenia in May. Credit: Students of the Octet Music School

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[FAR Schools | Octet Music School]: The Rebirth of Gyumri’s Art Scene. standard

More than 1,000 participants from nations like Russia, Belarus, France, Egypt, Iran, and China, gathered in Gyumri last month for the Veratsnund International Music Contest. Commemorating the 95th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, the Veratsnund – or Renaissance — contest also marked the revival of Gyumri’s vibrant art scene, which has grown significantly in recent years. The Gyumri “Octet” School of Music was one shining example of this growing community of artists. Sixth grade violin student Ani Khachatryan won an award for the performance of her signature “music rhapsody.” Ani is just one of the many students under the tutelage of teacher Anahit Grigoryan, whose kids are some of the most talented young musicians in the area. Ani Khachatryan Ani ...

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[FAR Yerevan]: Best of What’s Next: Armenian Folk Singer Mariam Matossian. standard

By Liana Aghajanian via ianyan Mag The music industry has evolved so dramatically over the last few decades that everything – from back up singers to digital voice enhancement – enables anyone from squeaky clean Disney stars to A-list celebrities to prove their vocal worth to the world. While voices get altered, replaced and even lost in their background music, there are those like Mariam Matossian, the Armenian-Canadian folk singer whose bare, stripped down voice has charmed audiences in Canada and the U.S. that speak for themselves. Please continue on ianyan Mag. [httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM66twkyEGk]

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[Armenian Life]: Listening to Armenia – Lucineh Hovanissian’s Eclectic Musical Mastery. standard

Being a creator today means stacking up against the creativity of so many who’ve lived before. And if you love everything from 1000 years ago to yesterday, that’s a lot of eclectic influence to sift through. It’s no wonder many musicians and composers feel they have to choose a period or a style to focus upon, to quiet the clamor of the ages. But, ultimately, why not enjoy it all? We’ve entered, afterall, the age of definition destruction and space compression (around the world in 180 days? more like hours!). That’s why I’ve enjoyed Lucineh Hovanissian’s performances and repertoire so much. She hasn’t restricted herself to choosing. She doesn’t even categorize herself, “I’m a singer, composer, and improviser.” Lucineh Hovanissian Credit: ...

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[Armenian Life]: Listening to Armenia – Lucineh Hovanissian's Eclectic Musical Mastery. standard

Being a creator today means stacking up against the creativity of so many who’ve lived before. And if you love everything from 1000 years ago to yesterday, that’s a lot of eclectic influence to sift through. It’s no wonder many musicians and composers feel they have to choose a period or a style to focus upon, to quiet the clamor of the ages. But, ultimately, why not enjoy it all? We’ve entered, afterall, the age of definition destruction and space compression (around the world in 180 days? more like hours!). That’s why I’ve enjoyed Lucineh Hovanissian’s performances and repertoire so much. She hasn’t restricted herself to choosing. She doesn’t even categorize herself, “I’m a singer, composer, and improviser.” Lucineh Hovanissian Credit: ...

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[FAR Schools | Octet Music School]: More Support for FAR’s Octet Music School Construction. standard

Proceeds from rockers Tony Iommi and Ian Gillans’ March concert at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall raised more than 18M AMD (approximately US$45k) for the renovation of FAR’s Octet Music School in Gyumri. Both artists are also recording some new songs, which will be sold to further raise proceeds. Ever since the two visited the school last October they have been dedicated to improving it. They began by donating several instruments and now their efforts are channeled toward a full-fledged reconstruction. Ian Gillan Credit: gillan.com

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