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January 2019

CREATIVE ARMENIA AND AGBU ANNOUNCE 2019 FELLOWS

Creative Armenia and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) are delighted to announce the five recipients of the inaugural Creative Armenia-AGBU Fellowships, a year-long program of funding, mentorship and tailored promotion strategies for talented artists from all fields.

Read more here.

AGBU SAYAT NOVA INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ANNOUNCES WINNERS

The winning compositions of 2018 Sayat Nova International Composition Competition are Aregnaz Martirosyan’s “Inqnutyun” [Identity] in first place, Bardy Minassian’s “Loure da Loure” [News Is News] in second place, and James Maunders’ “Khosk Im Vordun” [A Word to My Son] in third place.

Read more about these talented musical artists here .
Watch the winners on H1 Public TV's morning show here.

VASKEN YACOUBIAN TO SERVE AS GODFATHER OF THE HOLY CROSS

On 6 January, His Holiness Karekin II held a divine liturgy in St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Yerevan on occasion of the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. 2019 was proclaimed Year of the Family.
Vasken Yacoubian, AGBU Central Board Member and President of AGBU Armenia, was this year’s Godfather and honorary holder of the Holy Cross during the Rite of Blessing Holy Water held after the Divine Liturgy.

See our Facebook post here.

AGBU ARMENIA'S CULTURAL SEASON 2019 LAUNCHED
"A New Yerevan Is Rising" poster exhibition marked the opening of AGBU Armenia's cultural season 2019 and provided another occasion to celebrate the 2800th anniversary of our beloved capital. Present at the opening ceremony were Armenian Prime Minister's wife Anna Hakobyan, other officials, many artists and guests.
The exhibition will run until February 15 at AGBU Armenia Gallery. See our Facebook post here.
ANTHOLOGY OF ARMENIAN PIANO MUSIC VOL. 3
The previously unpublished pieces of Makar Yekmalyan and Komitas in one CD-set. AGBU Armenia hosted a concert and CD presentation of the "Anthology of Armenian Piano Music Volume 3" by TM Production and well-known pianist Armen Babakhanyan.
The 3rd and 4th volumes of the anthology are financed by AGBU's BRIDGE4CSOs project funded by the EU.
Watch a piece from the concert here.
See our Facebook post here.

BRIDGE4CSO'S MILESTONES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
When you’ve enjoyed a year like AGBU Bridge for CSOs had, it’s almost impossible to explain the feelings of achievement, let alone quantify the accomplishments. But we’ve done our very best to try and capture some of the program's major milestones and achievements, and we’re excited to share our new infographic with you!
Read more here.
A New Yerevan Is Rising: Poster Exhibition
Until February 15, 2019
Formula for success with Vartan Marashlian
February 12, 18:00
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