Diasporan Singer to Issue Record of Armenian Songs

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A meeting with the French singer of Armenian descent–Hermineh Yeritsian–was held at the Yerevan Museum of Literature and Arts on August 17.

Introducing the talented art worker–the museum director Henrik Bakhchinian said that Yeritsian commenced as a singer in Teheran by performing in the "Talare Rudaki" opera. After studying in Vienna–Yeritsian settled down in Paris in 1981 and now teaches at the "Fren" Conservatoire.

Accompanied by the Sorbonne and Lyons orchestras as well as the Chamber Ensemble of Sofia–the singer presented a unique performance of vocal music by Armenian and West European composers and managed to win the sympathy of demanding music lovers in Europe.

In 1988–before making her first trip to Armenia–Yeritsian had already given over a dozen charity concerts in Teheran–Paris and other European cities.

A well-known music expert Cicilia Brutian pointed to the role of the singer in presenting Armenian vocal music to the world.

Hermineh Yeritsian is going to issue a laser disc soon presenting almost twenty Armenian songs. Preparations are being made in cooperation with the conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the National Opera of Armenia Youri Davtian. Also–Yeritsian’s chorus based in Paris is getting ready for a concert during which it will perform songs composed by Komitas.

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