Mezzo, a classical music TV channel, has aired a short documentary film about artistic director and principal conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Sergey Smbatyan.
The 25-minute film directed by Benjamin Bleton, presents the portrait of the Armenian composer, tracking his career path from his first concert at the age of 18 to his work with the Armenian symphony orchestra and his performances with numerous famous orchestras worldwide.
The film tells about the incredible courage of an 18-year-old student of the Yerevan State Conservatory, who creates the orchestra he is heading today, the State Symphony Orchestra told Panorama.am.
“We wanted to do something special that would keep us together also after graduating the Conservatory,” Smbatyan is quoted as saying in the film.
Mezzo also introduces Armenian music art and the performance skills of Armenian musicians to viewers.
The film was shot in Germany in 2018, when Sergey Smbatyan was performing with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra.
The video has been recently broadcast on Mezzo TV, with next broadcasts scheduled for February 20, 25, March 6 and 18.