On October 28, the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra had a concert with the invited conductor Debora Waldman from Brazil. During the concert at Komitas Chamber Music Hall, the Armenian State Chamber Orchestra presented compositions of Villa Lobos, Bach, Maler, Bruce, Mozart. The soloist of the concert was cellist Mikayel Navasardyan.
The event was supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Brazil in Armenia. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Brazil to Armenia Agemar de Mendonça Sanctos thanked the participants of the concert, saying that it was a great pleasure to host Debora Waldman and somewhere to present the Brazilian culture to the Armenian audience.
Conductor Debora Waldman, who was an assistant to the legendary German conductor Kurt Mazur, was in Armenia for the first time.
“My most favorite composers are Mozart and Maler. And the works of these two composers were included in the concert in Yerevan. In general, there is a unique energy in Armenia. I enjoy working with Armenian musicians, we understand each other very well. Armenian musicians are very open and warm people, and they perceive everything very quickly,” says Debora Waldman.
To add, Debora Waldman was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Then she and her family moved to Israel where she lived until the age of 14. Then, she moved to Buenos Aires, where she studied at Universidad Católica Argentina. She was the only student in the history of this educational institution who has won two gold medals in orchestral conductor and composition. In 2002, she left for France to improve her skills. She lives there till today and works throughout the world.