Review / Description
CADENCE ENSEMBLE was formed in February 2004 initially to perform the works of Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992). The Ensemble’s premiere concert took place in April 2004, followed by several others that attracted the attention of fans and promoters. Soon the ensemble expanded its repertoire to include masterpieces of classical and contemporary European, American, Russian and Armenian composers- while maintaining an affinity for Piazzolla. The first international tour of the ensemble took place in April 2005: Cadence performed in the Teatro Colon and Teatro Cervantes, Buenos Aires (Argentina). In July 2005 the ensemble and its soloists gave concerts and master-classes within the frames of the Pazaislis Festival in Kaunas and Vilnius (Lithuania). In December 2005 the ensemble participated in international music festivals in Tehran (Iran) and Tbilisi (Georgia). In May 2006 Cadence gave concerts in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai (UAE), and in September 2006 – in the Cairo and Alexandria Opera Houses (Egypt). In 2007 the ensemble gave concerts in Beirut, Byblos (Lebanon), Paris (France), London (UK) Brussels (Belgium), Shenyang and Beijing (China).
In 2008 the ensemble performed concerts in Montreal (Canada), Nicosia (Cyprus) and Beirut (Lebanon). In October 2007 the ensemble recorded two COs at the Abbey Road Studios of -the EMI in London. The recording was done by the Richmond Studios (UK). Both COs produced by Signum Classics (UK) in 2008 have had wide international distribution. The CD “Expressia: Armenian Metamorphoses” received the Luxemburg “Pizzicato” Music Magazine’s Supersonic Award in November 2008. In May-June 2009 the ensemble gave two performances at the Pasadena Auditorium (Los Angeles, USA) and London (UK). In October 2009 it gave a concert at the Parnassus Hall in Athens and took part in the Dimitria Festival, Thessaloniki (Greece).
In October 2010 thanks to efforts of Cadence Music Centre and Ministry of Culture of Armenia was established Yerevan International Tango Festival launched with the concert of Cadence Ensemble and outstanding French composer and accordionist Richard Galliano. In 2010 Cadence gave a concert in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and closed the “Armenia: Up-Close” Cultural Year in Slovenia with concert at the Ljubljana Philharmonic Hall. In April 2011 within the frames of Yerevan International Tango Festival the ensemble gave performance with bandoneonist and composer Marcelo Nisinmann. ln 2011 the ensemble participated in the”Days of Armenian Culture in Ukraine” with two performances at the Kiev and Odessa Opera Houses.
On 19 August 2017 the Cadence Ensemble performs at prestigious Buenos Aires International Tango Festival. Maestro Walter Rios, singers Mariel Dupetit and Valeria Cherekian will accompany the Cadence that outstanding day!Click Link Here
|Meruzhan Yegaryan -Accordion • Sofi Mikayelyan -Piano|
|Hakob Djagatspanyan -Guitar • Varazdat Khachumyan -Violin •|
|Gurgen Amiryan -Contrabass|