French-Armenian composer Michel Petrasyan hosted in "Artfocus"


Does the listener really not understand modern music, or do the musicians not believe that the listener will? What features of Michel Petrosyan's music particularly attract the western listener?  What advantages and disadvantages has the "metamodern" concept brought to the field of contemporary compositional art? In what direction is academic modern music developing? French-Armenian composer Michel Petrasyan is the guest of "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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The profession of restorer in Armenia


How do they acquire the profession of restorer in Armenia? What did the community of restorers discuss with the Ministry of Education and Science the other day? Who decides how to restore the cultural monument in Armenia? Curator, art critic Ara Haytayan and senior restorer of Yerevan Library Lilit Bachachyan were hosted at "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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The Union of Artists elects a president


More than three decades after independence, what is the state of the Union of Artists? Is the state interested in preserving creative unions? How does the Union raise funds? Painter Suren Safaryan, president of the Union of Artists is in "Artfocus".  Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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"Little singers of Armenia" and Tigran Hekekyan


What is the reason for the success of the "Little Singers" during three decades of activity? How are the little singers of the 90s different from today's singers? Why is the work of a bandleader more attractive to Tigran Hekekyan than that of a symphony conductor? Tigran Hekekyan, artistic director and conductor of the "Little Singers of Armenia" choir is in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Erebuni as a Museum


The "Erebuni" museum will be enriched with more than a thousand exhibits this year. What are these findings? Mikael Badalyan, director of the historical-archaeological reserve-museum is in "Artfocus".  Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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The phenomenon of Komitas and Komitas studies


What explains the phenomenon that the most voluminous, influential musicological works dedicated to Komitas were written in the Soviet period? What new documents are added to the Komitas archive today? Which institutions can act as a regulatory body to prevent distortions of Komitas's art? Musicologist Lusine Sahakyan, head of the chair of history of music of YSC, was hosted at "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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State funding in the museum sector is low and it's not a secret. David Poghosyan


What content changes has the permanent exhibition of the History Museum of Armenia undergone? What is the reason for the small number of specialists in the museum field?
Davit Poghosyan, director of the History Museum of Armenia is hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Art patronage is a long-term investment. Hasmik Papyan


Opera singer Hasmik Papyan, artistic director of the Saryan Opera Studio spoke on the staging of the opera "Don Giovanni", the role of art in the war situation, the perspective of the opera studio and other topics in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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The children's choir of Tavush


From September 5 to 11, the "Starmus" international festival of scientific communication and art was held in Yerevan, one of the most memorable and bright points of which was the performance of the Tavush Diocese Children's Choir. "Artfocus" hosted Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of the Diocese of Tavush, and Maria Galstanyan, choir director. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.Next, cultural news.

The phenomenon of photographer Gagik Harutyunyan


"Dialogue of Cultures" organization presents the retrospective exhibition "Inside the Moment" of Gagik Harutyunyan, a prominent representative of Armenian artistic photography, at the Museum of Armenian History. Journalist, screenwriter Tigran Paskevichyan and Sona Harutyunyan, founder president of the "Dialogue of Cultures" organization, talked about Gagik Harutyunyan's art and the upcoming exhibition in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Opera and Ballet Theater Today and Tomorrow


Acting director of the Opera and Ballet Theater named after Spendiaryan, conductor Karen Durgaryan spoke about the most important decisions, rebranding, staff shortage, the theater's main income sources, and the introduction of the subscription system during the administration of the new management of the theater in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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How and why the Puppet Theater started in the life of the Elbakians


How many performances are there in the repertoire of the Yerevan Puppet Theater, what inspires the artists to continue creating? The chief director of the Puppet Theater, honored artist Anna Elbakyan and the director of the theater Ruben Abrahamyan are hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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