World-famous pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performed at the Aram Khachaturian
Concert Hall on December 23 with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra,
under the baton of Eduard Topchjan, the artistic director and principal
conductor of the Orchestra. She performed Sergey Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto
No. 2 together with the orchestra. “I wanted to play a piano concerto in Armenia
because last time I performed chamber music together with a violinist. At that
time I was very young, I only played one piece. I am happy to be back,”-
Buniatishvili told reporters.
Speaking about the Armenian audience, Buniatishvili also said that she was very
surprised by them, because being an emotional nation, they listened to the
concert in silence: “It means they are very attentive. Armenia is a country very
close to my heart as it is neighbor of my fatherland,”- concluded the pianist.
At the end of the performance, she played "Shushiki" by Komitas (from “Seven
Khatia Buniatishvili's concert in Armenia became a reality with the joint
efforts of ANPO and “Avetis” Swiss-Armenian Association.
Photo credit: Davit Jotyan/ANPO