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Soviet Modernism, Modernism

Project timeline

1975 – 1977

Type

Culture & Entertainment

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Isahakyan street 1
0010 Yerevan
Armenia

Current state

Renovated

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Civil enigneers
Eduard Khzmalyan

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Article last edited by Bostjan on
April 13th, 2018

Komitas Chamber Music Hall Change this

Yerevan, Armenia
by Stepan Kyurkchyan Change this
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Komitas Chamber Music House is a concert hall in Yerevan, Armenia, located on Isahakyan street at the Circular Park of Kentron district. It was designed by artist Stepan Kyurkchyan and constrcuted by engineer Eduard Khzmalyan.

The music hall was opened in October 1977. It is listed among the historic and cultural monuments of the city of Yerevan. The hall was built and designed in the shape of an Armenian three-nave basilica type church. It has a one single hall with no visible limits between the stage and the seats forming an entirely overlapping space between the musicians and the audience. The organ of the Komitas Chamber Music Hall is one of the unique pipe organs that have been used in the USSR. It was designed in the Netherlands on the basis of the 17th-century organs to perform mainly Baroque music, consisted of 4000 pipes. It was installed in 1979 and renovated in 2007.

The external walls of the hall are decorated with traditional Armenian ornaments. In 2003, the statue of Ivan Aivazovsky, designed by sculptor Yura Petrosyan was erected near the chamber music house.

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