The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble will perform at Sala Radio in Bucharest on March 26. The ensemble was founded in 2008 by Armenian pianist and composer Levon Eskenian and was named after the philosopher, spiritual master, author and composer Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff.
Gurdjieff’s musical repertoire is based on the music he discovered in Armenia, the Caucasus, the Middle East and several parts of Central Asia, India and North Africa. So far, his compositions were studied in America and Western Europe. Laurence Rosenthal, Charles Ketcham, Linda Daniel Spitz, Alain Kremsky, Keith Jarett, Alessandra Celletti are just some of the pianists who performed Gurdjieff’s music.
The ensemble has held concerts in Europe, Asia, Australia including in highly acclaimed festivals such as Wege Durch Das Land in Germany, Imago Dei in Austria, Stansern Musiktage in Switzerland, Fiestival in Belgium, Nostalgia Festival in Poland and many concerts held in renowned locations such as the Frari Church in Venice or the Moscow Pushkin State Museum. The Gurdjieff Ensemble consists of the most renowned professional performers of traditional instrumental Armenian music, playing traditional instruments such as the duduk, blul / nay, saz, tar, kamancha, oud, kanon, santur, dap / daf, tombak and dhol.
The program of the concert in Bucharest includes works composed by G.I.Gurdjieff and a few other works belonging to the Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist Komitas Vardapet.
Tickets range from RON 30 to Ron 80 and can be purchased online on www.eventim.ro and from the Eventim network (Germanos, Orange Shop, Vodafone and Domo shops and stores, Cărtureşti and Humanitas bookshops).
Check out more details on the concert on the event page.