For my Belgian friends: tune in to Klara radio today Nov 25th at noon for Tigran Mansurian’s Agnus Dei with my colleagues Movses Pogossian, Michael Kaufman, Varty Manouelian, and Boris Allakhverdyan. This album was recently released on ECM.
Our latest album Paris<>Los Angeles on Editions Hortus was nominated for the 2021 International Classical Music Awards (ICMA).
Many thanks to all involved!
Tune in to the Belgian radio KLARA today around 11:30 PM tonight to hear Agnus Dei, by Tigran Mansurian, the first track on ECM’s latest release: Tigran Mansurian: Con Anima. Along with my colleagues Movses Pogossian, Boris Allakhverdyan, Michael Kaufman, and Varty Manoeulian. https://klara.be/playlists/dagoverzicht
This week I’m in Puerto Rico to stream several recitals with cellists Emilio and Cara Colón, and violinist Corey Cerovsek with an all-Beethoven program for CBS’s broadcast service. Stay tuned for more info!
A new album was just released on ECM Records with music by the great composer Tigran Mansurian. Conceived jointly by violinist Movses Pogossian and violist Kim Kashkashian on the occasion of Tigran Mansurian’s 80th birthday, the Con anima project brings together a dedicated cast of players to perform the Armenian composer’s chamber music. The emphasis is on newer pieces – only the Third String Quartet dates from the 20th century – but there is a timeless quality to Mansurian’s work, all of which resounds with the spirit of his homeland. “His works are full of signifiers that come from Armenian ornaments, paintings or stones, “ writes Elena Dubiunets in the CD notes. “His music itself feels as if it was carved out of stone.” Sonata da Chiesa is dedicated to the memory of priest-composer-folklorist Komitas, an enduring inspiration for Mansurian. Agnus Dei is influenced by Armenian sacred music, and Die Tänzerin is based upon an Armenian folk dance.
Kim Kashkashian Viola, Movses Pogossian Violin, Varty Manouelian Violin, Boris Allakhverdyan Clarinet, Michael Kaufman Violoncello, Steven Vanhauwaert Piano, Tatevik Mokatsian Piano, Teng Li Viola, Karen Ouzounian Violoncello.
Check it out here!
My friend, violinist Ambroise Aubrun, was a guest on the Ondes Sensibles Podcast to promote our event album: Paris<>Los Angeles with works by Milhaud, Mozart, and Zeisl.
Here is the link to a series of Audio Diaries I recently made for the Belgian classical music radio station Klara.