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Armenian music professors and youth will engage in a cultural dialogue with experts and musicologists from different European countries during an International Forum entitled "Intercultural dialogue: Music Education Paths", which will be hosted at the premises of Komitas Museum-Institute on September 14-15, 2018. The International forum will provide a single platform for sharing of European experience and various approaches of musical education during lectures and workshops by invited guest speakers from European Union Member States.
The International Forum is co-organised by the Delgation of the European Union to Armenia and the Komitas Museum-Institute and supported by Goethe Center in Yerevan, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Embassy of the French Republic in Armenia and the Embassy of the Italian Republic in Armenia within the frameworks of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 as well as ahead of the 150th anniversary of Komitas Vardapet.
"Intercultural dialogue: Music Education Paths" International Forum will be launched on 14 September at 11:00am at the Komitas Museum-Institute in the presence of the H.E. Mr. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador , Head of The delegation of the European Union to Armenia, Ms. Lilit Makunts, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, Mr. Arayik Harutyunyan, Minister of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and Director of Komitas Museum-Institute Nikolay Kostandyan.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the Opening Ceremony starting at 11.00am for covering the opening addresses. Hence, please kindly arrive at 10:45 for registration.
2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Throughout 2018, the European Union is celebrating diverse cultural heritage across Europe - at EU, national, regional and local level. The aim of the European Year of Cultural Heritage is to encourage more people to engage with Europe's cultural heritage, and to reinforce a sense of belonging to a common European space. The slogan for the year is: Our heritage: where the past meets the future.
For more information, please contact Anahit Azatyan, Press and Information Officer of the EU delegation at +374 10 546494 and Sevak Hakobyan, Public Relations Specialist of the Komitas Museum-Institute at +374 95 614622.