AZG Armenian Daily #099, 01/06/2005

Culture

COMPETITION OF VIOLINISTS IN YEREVAN

Aram Khachatrian International competition of violinists continues
in Yerevan. The first stage of the competition will finish today.

The Preparatory Committee informed that Prof. Grigory Zhislin from the
Royal College of Music in London failed to arrive in Armenia due to
technical problems. The organizers are also saddened that 23-year-old
Chinese Tzin Yunyuan could not come because of health problems. Only
12 of overall 18 participants who presented works of Bach, Paganini,
Mozart and Khachatrian will enter the next stage.

On occasion of the competition at the House-Museum of Aram Khachatrian
Swiss Suzy Meter displayed her photos of Khachatrian during his last
London visit. London-born Armenian, Asatur Gyuzelian, introduced
the photographer to Khachatrian while in London in 1977 and she has
been taking his photos for 2 months. Suzy Meter presented 25 photos
to the Museum yesterday. They depict the composer surrounded by his
friends and family members.

By Tamar Minasian