First Board Meeting of “Komitas Music Society of Japan”


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First executive board meeting of “Komitas Music Society of Japan” convened on June 6 at the Armenian Embassy in Tokyo. The board discussed the goals and activities of the society and approved its executive council and constitution. The president of the society, which aims at presenting the Armenian spiritual, folk, and classical music, is renowned pianist Takahiro Akiba who often performs Armenian composers’ pieces both in Japan and in Armenia.

Among the honorary members of “Komitas Music Society of Japan” are Eduard Tadevosyan, artistic director of the Komitas Quartet, legendary soprano Arax Mansourian, and celebrated pianist Anahit Nersesyan. The honorary president of the society is H.E. Grant Pogosyan, the Ambassador of Armenia to Japan.

“Komitas Music Society of Japan” was established on September 26, 2015 – Komitas’s birthday – in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide’s centennial. The primary goal of the society is to study and perform Komitas’s musical heritage, and to raise awareness of the Armenian music in Japan. The society’s academic and performing activities will further promote cultural ties between Armenia and Japan in the field of music. 
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