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The performance of Grammy awards winner Kim Kashkashian in Yerevan

Published: Oct 04 2019

Author: ANM Media
Yerevan Perspectives 20th International Music Festival presented the concert of world-known violist Kim Kashkashian and percussionist Robyn Schulkovwsky on 1st October. The program included works of Komitas and composer Tigran Mansuryan, who performed in the concert as well. 

Kim Kashkashian is one of the pre-eminent artists of ECM New Series, a committed proponent of contemporary music. She has enjoyed creative relationships with György Kurtág, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke, Giya Kancheli, and Arvo Pärt, and commissioned works from Peter Eötvös, Ken Ueno, Thomas Larcher, Lera Auerbach, and Tigran Mansurian. The album “Kurtág/Ligeti: Music for Viola” won the 2013 GRAMMY Award for the Best Classical Instrumental Album and in the same year, Kashkashian was awarded the George Peabody Medal for her exceptional contribution to music in America.

Robyn Schulkowsky has been an innovator and collaborator throughout her life. She has premiered and recorded some of the most important solo percussion works of the 20th and 21st centuries, working with composers Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis, and Morton Feldman,
presenting their works on tours in Africa, India, Asia, the USA, South America, and Mexico.  Schulkowsky’s virtuosity has been captured on over 20 recordings, including CDs with violist Kim Kashkashian and trumpet players Nils Petter Molvaer and Reinhold Friedrich, and seminal recordings of compositions by Morton Feldman and Christian Wolff, with whom she has collaborated for over 
20 years.