Kissin is received with state honours in Armenia

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.

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  • 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!

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