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Concert in London dedicated to Armenian Genocide centenary

By Assadour Guzelian

Organised by the Armenian Institute of London an exceptional concert was given at the Wigmore Hall on 12 July 2015 dedicated to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, with the participation of Internationally renowned musicians Levon Chilingirian (violin), Sergey Khachateryan (violin), Alexander Chaushian (cello), Kim Kashkashian (viola), Sergey Babayan (piano), Lusine Khachateryan (piano), Vahan Martirossian (piano), Steven Isserlis (cello) and Yevgeny Sudbin (piano).

The programme included works by Komitas, Alexander Harutiunian, Arno Babajanian and Robert Schumann.

Music played was perfect technically and extremely moving emotionally. This was not an ordinary concert given for an ordinary music loving audience, but it was a concert dedicated to the sacred memory of one and half million Armenian men, women and children perished during the first genocide of the 20th Century planned and executed by the Ottoman Turkish Government during the WWI.

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