Yesterday at the MECMA: Violin Concerto

Yesterday, in addition to it's array of prestigious masterclasses including visiting instrumental masters and distinguished professors from around the world, the Middle East Classical Music Academy featured violinist Hail Kazazyan in concert with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Felix Korobov.

As part of the EUFSC and SAMIT’s efforts to promote high quality musical education, this year’s edition of InClassica International Music Festival is also incorporating the inaugural edition of the Middle East Classical Music Academy (MECMA), taking place from the 4th to the 23rd of September. This educational initiative features three weeks of lectures, discussions and masterclasses in the schools of piano, wind, and strings, led by a roster of international professors and music pedagogues consisting of some of the most illustrious names active today. In addition, the MECMA is also presenting a series of daytime concerts featuring soloists, orchestras, and prodigies from all around the world, with select Academy students being offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of joining these artists in live performance on stage.

Yesterday at MECMA


  • Trumpet masterclass • Vladislav Lavrik
  • Violin masterclass • Boris Kuschnir
  • Open violin masterclass • Sergey Khachatryan
  • Bassoon masterclass • Andrey Shamidanov
  • Piano masterclass • Pavel Gililov

Daytime concert: Violin Concerto

Haik Kazazyan (violin)Felix Korobov • Armenian State Symphony Orchestra


Academy students selected to participate in concert:

Mari Hakobyan (cello)
Hayk Hekekyan (oboe)
Gur Sargsyan (piano)

NOTE: All Masterclasses and concerts taking place at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Hotel.


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