Kissin is received with state honours in Armenia

Kissin is received with state honours in Armenia


norman lebrecht

December 29, 2017

The president of Armenia, Serzh Sargysan, called in the visiting pianist for a meeting yesterday.

He thanked Evgeny Kissin for being one of the few world artists to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian genocide, an atrocity still denied by its Turkish neighbours.


  • Stuart Percy says:

    The other one being Jordi Savall

  • Olassus says:

    It is a wonder President Trump doesn’t likewise note this piece of Turkish history.

  • Herr Doktor says:

    Thank you, NL for this news item, and thank you, Evgeny Kissin, for your great artistry and greater humanity.

  • MacroV says:

    Good on Kissin, but I’m not sure about his being seen with Sargsyan, also a highly corrupt and undemocratic leader of the sort we are well familiar with in that part of the world.

  • Been Here Before says:

    Mr. Lebrecht, could you please post your latest WSJ review of Kissin’s memoir book? It it behind the pay wall. Thank you!