Forsh and Sona Azaryan - Komitas Jazz

The premiere of a concert titled KOMITAS Jazz performed by the renowned composer and beloved by generations of Yerevan, Forsh and violinist, winner of international competitions, soloist of the New Russia National Symphony Orchestra of Russia (conducted by Youri Bashmet) Sona Azaryan and Re Minor Ensemble, took place on August 8, 2012 at the Special Events Auditorium of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts (CCA) as part of the Cafesjian Classical Music Series.

The evening was led by the well-known pianist in Armenia and Russia, Madat Avanesov who, together with Sona and Forsh, selected several compositions by Komitas and arranged the latter in a modern style and turned into a real pearl of Armenian folk jazz music. The lyrics were performed in an elegant frame of classical and jazz instruments. The string quartet consisted of known Armenian classical musicians, soloists of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia and Anna Harutyunyan (cello).

The creative tandem of Forsh and Sona Azaryan arose as a result of many years of friendship and great love for the authentic Armenian music, the heritage of their nation and genius music of Komitas.