ARMONIA

EDUCATIONAL PLATFORM ARMONIA

The search and support of young talents is one of the priorities of Armenian Assembly. We believe in new generations, in Armenian children, and we understand that timely support can affect the formation of a young talent’s career.

Armonia Educational platform’s goal is to create a fruitful atmosphere for growing talent in children for the further support and development of their professional career in different disciplines.

OUR MISSION

SEARCHING FOR YOUNG TALENTS ACROSS THE ARMENIAN WORLD

Armonia is a word that is simultaneously consonant with the words “Armenia” and “harmony”. A person who lives in harmony with himself and with his national identity is a complete personality that is able to evolve.

Children with Armenian identity are very talented, which is why Armenian Assembly prioritizes supporting them and contributing to their development, which will help them form into individuals capable of advancing the world further.

Recognizing the importance of developing the younger generation, empowering them to contribute to the world heritage as successful representatives of the Armenian culture, Armenian Assembly has always paid particular attention to young talents.

In 2018 – 2020 the organization supported young talents who advance in the field of classical music and sports.

To search and discover new names, to support young ambassadors of culture and other spheres, to develop their talent and help them take first steps on the route to professional development – is Armenian Assembly’s goal.

ARMONIA 2019-2020

The competition of young talents is a discovery of new names in classical music. In 2019, the competition was held in an expanded format – children of three age categories living in all regions of Armenia, Russia and other countries were selected to participate in ARMONIA competition and receive a grant.

In 2019, Armenian Assembly presented 5 grants: 3 grants for three age categories: 7 – 9 years; 10 – 14 years old, 15 – 17 years old inclusive by jury decision; the Audience Choice Award and a special award from Armenian Assembly’s partner – Classical Young Stars Vienna.

The first qualifying round was held from November 6 to December 10, 2019 on the contest website. More than 100 online applications were submitted from various countries (Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Latvia and Belarus) and cities. According to the decision of the jury of the qualifying round, the best performers in each age category advanced to the finals.

The second final round was held from December 21, 2019 to January 15, 2020. The jury of the final round selected the winners of the competition in three age categories.

Voting for the Audience Choice Award was held online on the contest website from January 10 to 15, 2020 among the finalists of all categories.

Following the results of ARMONIA competition, Armenian  Assembly awarded grants to the winners – a winner certificate, cash prize and medical insurance for a total of 100,000 rubles. 

The winners were included in the Armenian Assembly’s  “Young Talents Support Program”, which provides further assistance in uncovering the potential of young talents.

The jury of the competition included some of the world’s most famous artists: 

  • Artur Aharonian, Composer, pianist, professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, member of the Composers Union of Armenia, member of the Union of French Authors and Composers (SACEM).
  • Suren Bagratuni, Concert cellist and recording artist; winner of several international competitions; artistic director of international festivals and academies; distinguished professor of cello, Michigan State University (USA)
  • Jivan Gasparyan Sr. and Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Jivan Gasparyan senior – National artist of the Armenian SSR, professor of the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory, world-famous musician and composer, Jivan Gasparian junior – founder of the Group Viza, grandson and successor of the legendary duduk maestro.
  • Asmik Grigorian, Soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, soprano of the Mariinsky theater, winner of the prestigious “International Opera Award”, two-time laureate of the Main Theater Award of Lithuania “Golden Stage Cross”, debutant of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.
  • Stas Namin, Musician, composer, producer, theatre and film director, founder of “Tsvety” and “Gorky park” groups, founder of the Moscow Stas Namin Music and Drama Theater.
  • Constantine Orbelian, Conductor, pianist, artistic director of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia named after A. Spendiaryan, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, four-time Grammy Award nominee. 
  • Sergey Smbatyan, Founder of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, principal conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Mikhail Khokhlov, Merited cultural worker of the Russian Federation, merited artist of the Russian Federation, Director of the Gnessin School of music, founder and conductor of the “Gnessin Virtuoso” orchestra.

Christmas Gathering 2020

Christmas Gathering 2018

Armonia is a word that is simultaneously consonant with the words “Armenia” and “harmony”. A person who lives in harmony with himself and with his national identity is a complete personality that is able to evolve.

Children with Armenian identity are very talented, which is why Armenian Assembly prioritizes supporting them and contributing to their development, which will help them form into individuals capable of advancing the world further.

Recognizing the importance of developing the younger generation, empowering them to contribute to the world heritage as successful representatives of the Armenian culture, Armenian Assembly has always paid particular attention to young talents.

In 2018 – 2020 the organization supported young talents who advance in the field of classical music and sports.

To search and discover new names, to support young ambassadors of culture and other spheres, to develop their talent and help them take first steps on the route to professional development – is Armenian Assembly’s goal.

Eva Gevorgyan

SUPPORT FOR PARTICIPATION IN VAN CLIBURN COMPETITION WHERE EVA WON THE SECOND PLACE AND THE PRESS PRIZE

Shant Sargsyan

SUPPORT TO THE YOUNG WORLD CHESS CHAMPION SHANT SARGSYAN AT THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP IN MACEDONIA

Karina Ter-Gazaryan

SUPPORT IN ORGANIZING CONCERT VISITS IN ARMENIA. KARINA PERFORMED IN EIGHT CITIES, HOLDING CONCERTS IN MUSICAL SCHOOLS OF ARMENIA.

David Avetisyan

SUPPORT FOR PARTICIPATION IN MASTER CLASSES AND CONCERTS WITHIN THE AMERICAN FINE ARTS FESTIVAL IN EUROPE 2019. DAVID ALSO QUALIFIED FOR THE International Television Contest for Young Musicians ”The Nutcracker”