Michel Legrand, composer and pianist of French and Armenian descent, gave a solo concert in Aram Khachaturyan concert hall in Yerevan. The audience and Legrand himself have been waiting for this conce
On September 15, Aram Khachatryan big concert hall in Yerevan hosted Michel Legrand's concert with the participation of State Youth Chamber Orchestra, as well as the composer's wife and daughter.
The audience and Legrand himself have been waiting for this concert for 25 years.
"I have never been to Turkey and don’t have any desire to visit that country. Two states - Germany and Turkey are to blame for Armenian Genocide,” world famous composer Michel Legrand told journalists in Yerevan.
“When I first visited Yerevan 2 years ago, I felt this was the only place that made me feel like my real homeland. And though I am Armenian only by my mother's side, I have relatives here whom I love very much,” maestro said.
Legrand has composed more than two hundred film and television scores and several musicals and has made well over a hundred albums. He has won three Oscars (out of 13 nominations) and five Grammys and has been nominated for an Emmy. He was twenty-two when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world.