Armenian jazz musician Tigran Hamasyan is among the guests of the festival with his two special projects. Hamasyan will interpret traditional Armenian music at his first concert "Luys i Luso" taking place at the Haghia Irene Museum on June 30. He will be accompanied by the Yerevan State Chamber Music Choir under the baton of Harutyun Topikyan. His project will be performed at 100 different churches around the world and its album will be released in September. His second concert will take place on July 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall. Recalling indie-rock musicians with his stage performance, Hamasyan will be joined by Sam Minaie on bass and Arthur Hnatek on drums for a melodic jazz night. His second concert will feature pieces from his latest album Mockroot, which was released in February and made him one of the established young jazz musicians. Hamasyan started the piano when he was three and won the piano competitions of both the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institute at the age of 18. The Guardian describes the 28-year-old musician as "a multi-stylistic jazz virtuoso and a groove-powered hit-maker simultaneously." Herbie Hancock has already told him, "You are my teacher now." Brad Mehldau, Chick Corea, Jools Holland and Trilok Gurtu are among the young musician's admirers.
When: On Monday
Where: Hagia Irene Museum