A concert dedicated to the International Day of Francophonie with the
participation of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra will take place on
March 13 at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.
A pianist Varduhi Yeritsyan will appear under the baton of Bruno Mantovani. The
Program includes M. Ravel's “Ma mère l’Oye” Suite (Armenian premiere) and Piano
Concerto in G-major, Concerto for piano and orchestra C. Debussy's "La Mer". The
concert will also feature piano concerto “In the Wake of Ea” by the winner of
Queen Elizabeth Competition Michel Petrossian.
Bruno Mantovani was born on October 8, 1974. After receiving five first prizes
from the Paris Conservatory (analysis, aesthetics, orchestration, composition,
music history) and attending the computer music Cursus at Ircam, he began an
international career. His works have been performed at the Concertgebouw in
Amsterdam, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the KKL in Lucerne, La Scala in Milan,
Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre in New York, the Cité de la musique and the
Salle Pleyel in Paris. Starting in 2010 he began an extended collaboration with
the Paris Opera (the ballet Siddharta, and an opera based on the life of Russian
poet Anna Akhmatova in 2011, a violin concerto for Renaud Capuçon and Philippe
Jordan in 2012, a trio in 2014). Inspired by the relationships linking music
with other forms of artistic expression, he has collaborated with novelists
Hubert Nyssen and Eric Reinhardt, librettists Christophe Ghristi and François
Regnault, chef Ferran Adrià, choreographers Jean-Christophe Maillot and Angelin
Preljocaj, and filmmaker Pierre Coulibeuf. His work is often a reflection on the
history of Western music (Bach, Gesualdo, Rameau, Schubert, Schumann) or popular
forms (jazz, Eastern music).
Varduhi Yeritsyan is a Franco-Armenian classical pianist. Born in Yerevan in a
family of musicians (her father and mother are pianists), she naturally studied
this instrument in a specialized school, from which she graduated at 16 with the
first prize. She then entered the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan where
she studied in particular with Mikhaïl Voskressenski and Victor Merzhanov for
there years. In 2002, she moved to France and continued her studies at the
Conservatoire de Paris, in Brigitte Engerer's class. She has since played in
many concerts, mainly in France, and in Europe.