PARIS (Combines Sources)–At the invitation of the France-based Hope for Armenia organization–the Armenian Evangelical Church youth performance group–The Little Virtuosos–dazzled audiences over several days of performances in France and England.
Performing in a number of cities including Paris–Lyon–Marseille–Klamari London–the children’s group depicted the stories of Armenian and European inventors and explorers in an innovative and fun program. With the slogan of "Children for Children," all proceeds of the tour will be allocated to children’s causes in Armenia–particularly the rebuilding of the Spitak Number 2 School–which was devastated during the Armenian Earthquake of 1988.
Taking note of The Little Virtuosos–internationally renowned performer Charles Aznavour invited the young performers to join him on the French television program "Notable People." Concerts put on in Strasbourg by the children’s group–were sponsored by the Council of Europe’s Ministers’ Council–Parliamentary Commission–and the General Secretariat.
Attending performance in France were–in addition to French-Armenia’s–French citizens from all over the country–as well as public figures from various towns and cities–as well as members of the French press corps.
French media reports hailed the group as a talented and artistically sophisticated undertaking.
Members of the group who are students at Yerevan’s Tchaikovsky Music Conservatory are directed by Samuel Avanesian.