RECENT INTERNAVA NEWS
IRANIAN PRODIGY WINS FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN LONDON
Widely reported in the music press as Iran’s latest musical prodigy, Ashkan Layegh auditioned for the Royal Academy of Music in December 2017 and won a full scholarship to study piano and composition in September 2018. Over 100 pianists were auditioned from all over the world. INTERNAVA supervised the application and audition process, Mark and William Stephenson coached Ashkan before his audition. Ashkan has also been offered a scholarship to participate in master classes at the Oxford Piano Festival in July 2018, under legendary concert pianists Brendel, Pressler and Schiff.
INTERNAVA is a not-for-profit, non-political, music organization, recently formed to support Iranian musicians, Iranian composers and to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of Iranian contemporary music and original Persian music, around the world. Collaboration between Iranian musicians and musicians from outside Iran will be encouraged, to perform Western Classical Music and World Music. Professional advice and support will also be offered to exceptionally talented young Iranian musicians who wish to audition for and study at the world’s leading music conservatoires.
MAESTRO LORIS TJEKNOVARIAN has recently endorsed INTERNAVA on it's objective to perform an 80th Birthday Tribute Concert in Tehran, Iran.
I am delighted that INTERNAVA is planning an 80th Birthday Tribute Concert for me in
Tehran on 16th July 2018, which will include my BAGATELLES for String Quartet (based on
Armenian Folk Themes).