Norayr Kartashyan & Menua


Saturday October 27: 21:30-22:15: Theatre Stage – Sala Sinfónica (Auditorio Alfredo Kraus)

Norayr Kartashyan, one of Armenia’s finest woodwind masters and composers, created Menua in 2015. The ensemble comprises a woodwind quartet and a percussionist, playing both Armenian instruments and new hybrid instruments which have been designed over the years by Kartashyan himself. The quintet plays Armenian traditional music and original compositions with expressive arrangements for woodwind instruments such as duduk, blul, shvi, parkapzuk (bagpipe), and zurna.