On June 9, 2019, the Nran Tsayne String Quintet held a performance at Saint Joseph University’s Pierre Abou Khater Theater. The event was organized by Hamazkayin Lebanon’s Regional Executive Board; the conductor was Megerdich Mikayelian, a former student and current instructor at the Hamazkayin Parsegh Ganatchian music school.
Mr. Mikayelian has won awards in international circles in recent years. At a music competition in Armenia this year, his students did a creditable job.
The group has been performing together since 2008; it was started by current member Ondin BREZENU. The quintet’s four non-Armenian members are all a part of Lebanon’s Philharmonic Orchestra. They studied at the top conservatories in Romania and the Netherlands. The group often performs at state festivals in Lebanon.