Armenian duduk player to perform at Winter Arts Festival in Sochi

Armenian duduk player to perform at Winter Arts Festival in Sochi

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian duduk player Gevorg Dabaghyan will travel to Sochi on Feb 18 at the invitation of famous Russian musician Yuri Bashmet to participate in the closing ceremony of the 7th International Winter Arts Festival that kicked off in the Russian resort city a day before the start of the Olympic Games.

As Dabaghyan told PanARMENIAN.Net his 15-minute performance during the concert to take place on Feb 20, will include Komistas and Vahe Sharafyan’s works.

“I have been cooperating with Bashmet for 5 years already, but this offer was quite unexpected for me, as we worked on some other projects,” the duduk player said, adding that he was excited and happy to get the invitation. “It’s an important task to represent Armenia at the highest level,” he said.

Photo from Gevorg Dabaghyan's FB page
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