Happy 75th birthday to Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian!

In his honour Patricia will give in 2014 the first performances of his violin concerto “Four serious songs”, as well as the “Romance” for violin and orchestra which Mansurian dedicated to her.
In January performances are planned with the Orchestra della Toscana, in March with Camerata Bern and Britten Sinfonia and in November with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

ECM New Series will release an album initiated by the label with works of Mansurian for violin, violoncello and strings, including “Four Serious Songs” and “Romance”. This ECM production was recorded in the inspiring presence of the composer in October 2012 by Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Anja Lechner (violoncello) and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta (leader Candida Thompson).