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President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian today hosted world famous violinist, recipient of several prestigious awards, including two-time recipient of the Grammy Award Maxim Vengerov and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra Sergey Smbatyan reports the news service of the President.

The 7th Aram Khachaturian International Music Festival will kick off with the performance by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the renowned musician on December 14.

Greeting the guest, the President stated that he is glad to see his longtime friend and highly reputable artist in Armenia again.

Sergey Smbatyan considered the fact that Maxim Vengerov will be performing as a resident artist of the Orchestra during the 2019-20 concert season in accordance with the memorandum signed with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra one of the major achievements made during the current concert season.

Expressing gratitude to the President for the reception, Maxim Vengerov talked about his close relations with Armenia and emphasized that those relations grow stronger every time he visits Armenia and is cordially received by music lovers. He also touched upon the cooperation with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and the future joint programs.

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