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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan awards Yuri Bashmet with an Order of Honor.

Yerevan. Today, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received the renowned viola player, conductor, pedagogue, and public

figure, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra and New Russia Symphonic Orchestra Yuri

Bashmet, who has arrived to Armenia in the framework of the 14th International Musical Festival Yerevan Perspectives and will

participate in the concert in the Aram Khatchaturian Concert Hall dedicated to the maestro's 60th birth anniversary.

The press service of the Armenian President reports that Serzh Sargsyan highly praised activities of Yuri Bashmet and his

contribution to the development and strengthening of the Armenian-Russian cultural ties, his profound work in the global musical area

and awarded him with an Order of Honor. "I believe your entire life is a worthy and dedicated service to culture. Your art unites people.

It is really very important, especially in the contemporary world where problems are abundant," President Sargsyan said and expressed

gratitude to Yuri Beshmet for supporting the Armenian people in times of hardships and times of joy.

The celebrated performer said that it was a great honor for him to be decorated with such a high award of the Republic of

Armenia and expressed his thanks for the appreciation and warm words.

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Date:Sep 12, 2013
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