“Was it an accident or providence?” founding president of the Ashot Tigranyan Cultural Musical Foundation is befuddled.
He got acquainted with Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan on board a plane and they immediately started a conversation.
The minister offered Ashot Tigranyan to improve and beautify the surroundings of Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum in Dsegh village within the framework of events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the famous poet. Tigranyan agreed without a second thought.
In 1986, violinist Ashot Tigranyan left Armenia and settled in the United States where he founded and directed the Classical Concert Chamber Orchestra. Later, he moved to France. Tigranyan did not live in his homeland for 30 years.
Last year he came to Armenia and established a foundation bearing his name and an Armenian-American band comprising professional musicians from the two countries.
Several days ago, the benefactor visited Dsegh village to get acquainted with the implementation of the Ministry’s project. A toilet, a souvenir shop, a recreational area and sculptures of Tumanyan’s heroes made from wooden stumps will be built in the area under the program.
A memorandum was signed in the Ministry today. Under the document, the foundation will allocate AMD 8 million to the Ministry for the construction which will begin when weather conditions are favorable.