Well-known cello player Narek Hakhnazaryan will record Witold Lutoslawski's compositions for BBC Radio 3. The musician told reporters on January 25 that the work will be done in a month. "I have never performed Lutoslawski's compositions. I look forward to doing it," Hakhnazaryan said.
According to the results of the drawing held in Stockholm, Armenia will perform in the first semi-finals of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Minister of Culture of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan commented on the situation related to the old building of Zvartnots airport. In an interview with ArmInfo the Minister paid attention to the fact that old (round) building of the airport is not included in the list of State Protected Monuments.
Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage needs serious revision; Armenia's Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan expressed such opinion in a talk with ArmInfo's correspondent.
Two young animators from Armenia will undergo training at Angouleme (France) animation school (EMCA - Ecole des Metiers du Cinema d'Animation). The scholarships were provided by the French Embassy in Armenia. Vrej Kassouny, Founder, Director at ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival of Yerevan, told a news conference today on December 10, 2015 young talented animators at the age of 18-26, citizens of Armenia, were encouraged to apply for the scholarships from October 9 to the 25th inclusive.
In 2016, Armenia will submit an elaborated application for putting "Kochari: The traditional group dance" on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Culture Minister of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyn told ArmInfo.
Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan has explained why the Ministry did not let the demonstrators put up tents in Liberty Square. To note, the New Armenia Front is holding rallies against the constitutional reforms.
Armenia's representative at the Junior European Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria, a12-year old Michael Varosyan (MIKA) won the second place by his song "Love."
Islamic State follows Turkey in its policy of destruction of ancient cultural monuments, Head of the Research on Armenian Architecture Fund (RAA) Samvel Karapetyan told ArmInfo's correspondent.
On November 17, TBS' show Conan, hosted by legendary late-night comedian Conan O'Brien, will broadcast a special episode, filmed in Armenia, which was co-produced by Soar Productions.
German guitarist and composer Marc Sinan will have concert in Yerevan. Sinan, who has Armenian, German and Turkish roots, will present the selections of his new "Komitas" project. Besides, the Armenian first-night of Vache Sharafyan's "Dialogs with Komitas" will also take place, the press service of the German Embassy to Armenia informs.
"One Hundred Years of Silence" exhibition of painter Mushegh Mkhitaryan held in early October in Yerevan was a great success. Dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the exhibition tells about the revival of the Armenian people, their return to art and peaceful life. A total of 54 paintings were exhibited.
Yerevan will host Duduk Festival on October 9-11. Musicians Georgy Minasov, Emmanuel Hovhannisyan, Norayr Kartashyan, Emotion Band, Menua Band, Dudukner Ensemble.
Rostelecom, as a telecommunication partner, has provided telecommunication services to New Wave international song contest, which is being held in Sochi for the first time, on October 2-11. As the company's press service reports the company has built the necessary infrastructure and installed equipment for providing broadband wired and Wi-Fi Internet access at speeds up to 300 Mbit/s in the territory of the contest, as well as in the area of residence of the organizers and participants.
Yerevan will be hosting "YEREVAN JAZZ FEST 2015" September 17-19. Among the participants are Nino Katamadze, Richard Bona Band, Marian Merabova, Erna Yuzbashyan, Hubert Tubbs, Artsakh Jazz Band and others.