They are with us, next to us. They are painters, musicians, writers, priests, scholars, physicians, who create value for everyone throughout their lives; people, whose deeds are not parimetered by the present tense.
They have to be known, they have to be discerned in the source of the their creation, we have to know what they think about yesterday, today and tomorrow, the man, Nature and God.

Ara Shiraz


"The Master of the Portrait Sculptor": this is how art critics describe one of the brightest phenomena of the 20th century Armenian fine arts - Ara Shiraz. Our program is about his innovative ideas, creation cycles and interesting episodes of his biography.

Hovhannes Zardaryan


The painting of Zardaryan “Spring” done in 1956 symbolizes the start of the snow melting in the Soviet Armenian painting. Hovhannes Zardaryan is one of those exceptional painters who made his way to numerous international exhibitions in those years, including three biennale in Venice. Most part of Zardaryan’s abundant heritage has not so far been explored remaining unknown to the public. 
 

Murad Hasratyan


Murad Hasratyan studied and composed the entire history of the Armenian architecture in Armenian, Russian and French. Hasratyan lectured in a number of prestigious symposiums and foreign universities. Today the scientists continues his academic and pedagogical activities with   an enthusiasm of a young man. The six-volume book on Armenian architecture continues to be published under his huidance in the NAS Art Institute. 
 

Stepan Martirosyan


Stepan Martirosyan is one of the very first cameraman of the Armenian TV, who furthered his path on the road of cinema. Many of his films and documentaries – “Sayat Nova”, “The Voice of Conscience”, “The Final Thrust”, “The Bride from the North” and many others serve as guidance for the Armenian cinema.
 

Karen Qoloyan


“Children's orthopedist need to be a good psychologist in the first place. Dedication and hard work lead to success in the field of medicine”, - believes Dr. Karen Qoloyan, corresponding member of Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) and member of European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS). 

Melik Baghdasaryan


Photo journalist Melik Baghdasaryan has taken the photos of most important public, political events, historic monuments in addition to sports photography too.

Sashur Qalashyan


Owing to his efforts, dozens of historical-cultural buildings and constructions in Gyumri were saved in 1980-ies. It was due to the plan designed by Sashur Kalashyan and his team, that today the memorial and museum eternalizing the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims now hoists up in the heights of Tsitsernakaberd.
The architect addresses the destruction of historical-cultural buildings and distorted environment in the capital with deep pain. 
 

 

Grigor Ajemyan


His childhood and adolescence passed under the label “the son of nation’s enemy”. Grigor Ajemyan realized who his father – Gurgen Mahari was in reality when it was too late. It was only after his father’s death that Grigor Ajemyan revealed Mahari-the writer and became fully dedicated to the studies of Mahari. Despite his old age, up today, he spends hours brooding in front of the desk or in the library or publishing house: he still lives in the world of Mahari...
 

Հարություն Քեհեյան


Լեգենդար Արարատ 73-ի» մարզիչ, ֆուտբոլի երախտավոր Հարություն Քեհեյանը բազում սպորտային պատնեշներ է հաղթահարել»: Նա ԽՍՀՄ սպորտի վաստակավոր գործիչ է, 1975 թվականից մինչ այսօր՝ Հրազդան» մարզադաշտի տնօրենը:

Levon Chaushian


Symphony, concerts, symphonic poems, sonatas, romances, choruses, quartets… “I knew music even before I learned to speak”, - half-jokingly, half serious says the composer. 

Hakob Yeritsyan


Violin, alt, viola, kanoon, oud, kamancheh, mandolin, saz, tar, santoor… Wood won a breath and soul in the hands of Master Hakob, broken instruments were reborn and sound anew. Master Hakob’s son Samvel Yeritsyan and musicians Tsovinar Hovhannisyan, Hakob Khalatyan and Mihran Demirchyan tell about Master Hakob and the instruments he made.

 

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Arkadi Baghdasaryan


Following a long pause, famous painter Arkadi Baghdasaryan, Arko, took the brush in his hands again. For 5 long years, he was bedridden because of apoplectic stroke. Arko tells about the trials he passed through and his dreams of future.