Yerevan Youth Chamber Orchestra (YYCO)  

The "Yerevan" Youth Chamber Orchestra (YYCO) has been created in 2002 by Grigor Voskanyan.
First step of orchestras activity was a CD recording in September 2002, and a several concerts all around Armenia and Republic of Nagorno Karabach.
In September 2003 YYCO has got status of "State Youth Orchestra under direction of Culture Centre of Ministry of Education and Science of Republic of Armenia"

At YYCO performed musicians between 17-25 years old. Main staff of this orchestra is mostly best strings players of Yerevan State Conservatory (YSC).

By now YYCO has take under its interest those compositions of Armenian Composers that are never werent performed or werent performed last 10 years. Some of Armenian composers are dedicating theirs works to YYCO.

In the near future YYCO is planning to perform in Italy during the Easter Festival in Accademia San Felice (Florence), recorded several works of one of the famous Iranian composer Sh. Farhat and also planned a numerous concerts with young soloist from all over the world.
In July-August 2004 YYCO has participate on Aberdeen International Music festival (UK) and perform opera "Magic Flute" by Mozart in Scotland. During these years a large number of CD recordings with compositions of Armenian, Russian and European composers has been recorded by Yerevan Youth Chamber Orchestra.

YYCO is closely collaborating with such musicians like composers Arzas Voskanyan, Edward Mirzoyan conductors Yuri Davtyan, Sooren Khangaldian, (Iran), Pierluigi Destro (Italy), Rosemary Thomson (UK) singer Narbe Chohlakiyan (Iran) , pianist Dino Mastroyiannis (Greece), bassonist Adrian Tushpa (New Zeland) composers Max Simoncic (USA), Contrabassist Petri Makinarju (Finland) and more

YYCO has a Music Committee, such musicians like a composer, State Premium Laureate A. Voskanyan, composer, Honoured Artist of USSR Edward Mirzoyan conductor, Public Artist of Armenia Yuri Davtyan, Honoured art worker, composer Romen Davtyan, Principal choirmaster of Armenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, conductor Karen Sargsyan.

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