My music is expression of love towards Armenia ?ˆ“ Evgeny Kissin
September 30, 2012 | 18:37?
YEREVAN. ?ˆ“ Following his concert, which was held Thursday in? Armenia?ˆ™s capital city? Yerevan? and along the lines of the ?ˆ?Yerevan Prospects?ˆ? Festival, world-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin shared his impressions with news reporters (PHOTOS). ?
?ˆ?My music is an expression of [my love] love towards? Armenia. The warmth with which they accept me here is unprecedented. President [Serzh] Sargsyan awarded me with a Medal of Honor, [and] First Lady [Rita Sargsyan] organized a wonderful reception [in my honor],?ˆ? Kissin said.? ? ? ? ?
To note, Yerevan State Conservatory granted Kissin the honorary title of professor and academician, also, he was awarded the Beethoven Silver Medal and the Fridtjof Nansen Fund Medal.? ?
Evgeny Kissin first visited? Armenia? in 1984, and, following the 1988 earthquake, he organized numerous benefit concerts. At that time he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of Spitak [city]. He visited the city this time, too, and toured his musical school.? ? ? ? ?
After his press conference, Kissin visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial and paid his respects to the Genocide victims.?
The entire proceeds from Evgeny Kissin?ˆ™s? Yerevan? concert will be transferred to the ?ˆ?Grant Life?ˆ? Charitable Foundation which helps children with cancer.