Closing concert of the 13th Yerevan International Music Festival
Author: ANM Media
Published: Oct 26 2019, 13:45
Closing concert of the 13th
Yerevan International Music Festival took place at Aram Khachaturian
Concert Hall on the 25th of October. The concert featured Armenian National
Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of German conductor Alexander Liebreich.
The soloist of the concert was Freddy Kempf, who performed Piano Concerto by G. Gershwin. Exceptionally
gifted with an unusually broad repertoire, Freddy has built a unique reputation
as an explosive and physical performer who is not afraid to take risks as well
as a serious, sensitive and profoundly musical artist.
program also included “Don Giovanni” Overture by W.A. Mozart and 1st
Symphony by J. Brahms. As one of Germany’s foremost conductors, Alexander
Liebreich’s extensive career takes him around the world. He was
significantly influenced by his mentor Claudio Abbado, who invited him to join
and assist productions at Salzburger Osterfestspiele with the Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra and in Bolzano with the Gustav-Mahler-Jugend Orchestra.
As a guest conductor, he has worked with many prestigious orchestras including
the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, BBC Symphony
Both Liebreich and Kempf performed in
Armenia for the first time.
In collaboration with 16 invited and local artists, 12
symphony and chamber concerts took place in the framework of 13th Yerevan International Music
Festival. Festival celebrated Independence Day of the RA,
Tigran Mansurian's 80th anniversary, 101st year of the independence of
Czechoslovakia. Armenian premier of Mansurian's Cello concerto and world
premiere of Vache Sharafyan's “Requiem for Desert” took place during the
Next concert of ANPO will take place on the 27th of October
festival is dedicated to G. Saradjev’s 100th anniversary.