A long-awaited duet performance with Lebanese violinist Ihab Jamal and native Armenian pianist Liana Harutyunyan.  A lyrical, romantic and technically demanding program inspired from their recent tour across Moscow, Rostov, and Yaroslavl as well as other cities of the Russian Federation. 


Baabdath | Maronite Parish Hall
8:00 pm | Free Entrance


K. SZYMANOWSKI (1882 – 1937)
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 9 for violin and piano

Allegro moderato. Patetico
Andantino tranquillo e dolce
Allegro molto quasi presto

A. SCHNITTKE (1934 – 1998)
Suite in the old style, Op. 94 – 3. Minuet. 

R. WAGNER (1813 – 1883)
Alumblatt Romance, WWV64 

A. GLAZUNOV (1965 – 1936)
Grand Adagio from ‘Raymonda Ballet’ 

P. DE SARASATE (1844 – 1908)
Ziguenerweisen (Gypsy Melody), Op. 20 


KOMITAS (1869 – 1953)

N. GADE (1817 – 1890)

S. PROKOFIEV (1891 – 1953)
Dance of the Knights (from Romeo & Juliet Ballet) 

R. DRIGO (1846 – 1930)
‘Valse Bluette’ 

J. GADE (1879 – 1963)
‘Tango Jalousie’ 

Photo 7Born to a musical family in Lebanon, Ihab Jamal began home-learning the violin at the age of 6 and then at the Lebanese Higher National Conservatory of Music. He is a student of Professor and pedagogue Arthur Ter-Hovhannisyan and holds a Master’s degree from the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory. Ihab is an international prizewinner awarded the 1st prize at the international competition of the Renaissance Festival which was held in 2015 in Gyumri – Armenia and 3rd place at the contest Hrach Bogdnayan International Violin Festival in 2015 in Yerevan, as well as the 1st place in the Chamber Music Competition Margot Babikian in 2010 in Beirut.

Ihab is a member of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with Maestro Daniel Barenboim where he appears in the concert halls of La Scala – Milan, Musikverein – Vienna, Salle Pleyel – Paris, Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Teatro Colon in Argentina, KKL – Lucerne, Salzburg Festspiele and many others. Ihab appeared as a soloist with the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn violin concertos, and participated at the Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition in 2015 as the first Lebanese violinist representing his country at a prestigious competition.

He was invited to perform solo and chamber music concerts in Russia with pianist Liana Harutyunyan, highlighted by performances at Yaroslavl Philharmonic Hall and Rybinsk Cultural Center and concerts at the Famous and historical Rostov Kremlin old city. He also performed concerts at Vologda Philharmonic Hall and Cherepovets Philharmonic Hall accompanied by the Vologda Chamber Orchestra as well as a performance at Moskonsert Hall in Moscow, accompanied by the “Seasons” Chamber Orchestra of Moscow with Maestro Vladislav Bulakhov celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary. Locally, Ihab appearded at several festivals in Lebanon, including the first 2 editions of Les Musicales de Baabdath, the Molaeb Festival for Chamber music and fine Arts, and Beirut Chants Festival. He also gives annually a number of concerts in several cities.

LianaPortraitLiana Harutyunyan was born in Armenia and started to play the piano at the age of 6. She studied at the R. Meliqyan Yerevan State College and Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory where she graduated with a Master’s degree in piano performance. She participated in the A. Babajanyan Competition and the A. Khachaturian Piano Competition, gave several piano and chamber music concerts and served as a piano teacher and accompanist in Armenia. Liana also performs regularly as a harpsichordist with several baroque ensembles.

Currently, she is a piano professor and accompanist at the Lebanese Higher National Conservatory of Music. 

The duet she forms with Ihab Jamal since 2014 has allowed both musicians to perform in several cities such as in Armenia, and Beirut but also in other cities around the world such as Yaroslavl, Rostov and Moscow in the context of Russian tours in 2015, 2016 and recently in 2019 where she performed as a chamber musicians and helped Professor Arthur Ter-Hovhannisyan in the organization.