The Boghossian Foundation is delighted to welcome the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) for a musical weekend combining classical music and jazz. Following the official opening on Friday 1st June at the Brussels Town Hall with the AGBU String Ensemble, the public is invited to two exceptional concerts at the Villa Empain. The Musical Weekend is conceived on the occasion of the centenary of the first Republic of Armenia and for the benefit of AGBU Children’s Centers in Yerevan.
Saturday evening, the music of Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Babadjanian will echo in the Salonsof the Villa Empain, with a performance by Varduhi Yeritsyan, a French-Armenian pianist with a vast and diversified repertoire and by the brothers Hrachya and Sevak Avanesyan. Sunday will be dedicated to the jazz trio of Yessaï Karapetyan, a French-Armenian pianist currently performing on the most prestigious jazz stages.
Founded in Cairo in 1906 by philanthropist Boghos Nubar, AGBU is the largest non-profit Armenian organization in the world. It runs numerous programmes in the fields of academic research, leadership training, the preservation and the promotion of heritage, education and culture as well as humanitarian assistance and development projects.
Yessaï Karapetian Trio
Yessaï Karapetian – Piano
Sylvain Fournet-Fayas – Double bass
David Paycha – Drums
Born in Yerevan in 1993, Yessaï Karapetian is a pianist, flutist (shvi, pogh) and composer living in Paris. He performed from age 12 with various musical formations (pop, jazz, traditional Armenian) in concert halls and festivals including the Zenith in Paris, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Casino de Paris, the Sofia Opera, the Yerevan Opera, the Marseille Dôme, Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents, at.tension festival (Germany) and Jazz à la Villette. In 2014 he was admitted to the Jazz and Improvized Music class of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris.
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Yessaï Karapetian Trio : 15 €