November 21, 2012 - 22:03 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Khachaturian trio will become the first Armenian ensemble to perform in Musikverein, Vienna’s legendary concert hall in the framework on their European tour, the trio’s violinist Karen Shahgaldyan told PanARMENIAN.Net
The tour will launch on November 26 in Munchen to be continued in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle concert hall on November 28, Leipzig on November 30 and completed in Vienna on December 2.
German violist Ms. Diemut Poppen will join the ensemble in the tour.
The program, to feature compositions of Rachmaninov, Babadjanyan, Brahms and Shostakovich, will also be presented to Lithuanian and Latvian audience.
Khachaturian trio was founded as trio Arsika in 1999. It has toured extensively throughout the Central and South America, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Australia, Moldova, Georgia, Latvia, Russia and Armenia. The Trio has participated in a number of prestigious festivals, the Festival de las Artes (Costa Rica), Festival International Cervantino (Mexico), to name a few. The Arsika Trio’s performances have been frequently broadcasted by TV and Radio.
In 2008 Trio took name of an outstanding Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian.
Critics have highly praised the Khachaturian Trio’s virtuoso performances, subtle sense of style, warmest sound, brilliant and deep musicality. Members of the Trio are involved in pedagogic activity by giving master classes in music schools of various regions of Armenia.
The Trio works in tight collaboration with contemporary composers. It has premiered a number of new works, which were commissioned by them. The members of the Trio are three established and highly regarded chamber musicians. The Trio’s repertoire covers a wide range of music styles.