Dearest Friends, we are about to leave 2022. Many things have happened over the year in Sar’s artistic career, including performances, festivals, competitions, and recordings. The most prominent event of the year, however, was the initiation of the “Vistula Sounds” International Festival and Singing Competition in Ciechocinek – a dream come true for the founder and artistic director. To show the gratitude for the city, the local authorities and residents, Sar has come up with a New Year surprise – his own interpretation of the iconic Ciechocinek song, “Na deptaku w Ciechocinku” (or “Walking the Streets of Ciecocinek”). The song turned out to be a major challenge for Sar due to a distinct style adopted. All in all, we hope listening to it will be a pleasure to all those who cherish Ciechocinek and like Sar’s singing. According to the lyrics, one that laughs is not a sinner, but gets healthier and better. We are wishing you all much laughter and joy in 2023!
Lyrics by Tadeusz Stanisławski, music by Urszula Rzeczkowska, arrangements by Alexandra Maghakyan, mix and mastering by Stephan Berudzanyan; recording made at the “Spox music” studio in Warsaw; photograph by Michał Ignar.
The 1th edition of the “Vistula Sounds” Vocal International Competition & Festival was held on 15-19 August 2022 in Ciechocinek, Poland. Sar is the originator and Artistic Director of this unique event.
5 days of musical experiences, 12 judges and almost 100 participants from 15 countries – the Vistula Sounds presented the best vocalists and winners of the international and Polish song competitions. In addition to the competitions, the festival included 2 concerts, 2 meetings of international cultural exchange, vocal masterclasses conducted by international jury and 2 excursions.
Sar Sargsyan gave performances during the official opening and closing concerts, too.
The festival is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Governor and Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland, the head of the county Aleksandrow and the mayor of the city of Ciechocinek.
See our dedicated website for further details: Vistula Sounds.
Here it is – a new song by Sar Sargsyan. This time Sar is singing “Only You” (Tylko Ty), by well-known Polish artists: Henryk Wars, who composed the music, and Aleksander Jellin, who wrote the lyrics.
This is the next piece sung by Sar in Polish, plus it boasts a wonderful new arrangement by the renowned Armenian musician and composer, Alexandra Maghakyan. Mixing and mastering was performed by Stephan Berudzanyan (Armenia). The vocal recording was made at Spox Studio in Warsaw. Photograph by Michał Ignar.
We are extremely grateful to all those in Armenia and Poland who made this recording possible, and who supported Sar throughout the process.
Sar Sargsyan wishes to invite you to the 1st International Vocal Festival and Competition “Vistula Sounds” to be held on 15-19 August 2022 in Ciechocinek (Poland). Sar is the artistic director of the event who developed this unique idea. The “Vistula Sounds” will become an annual celebration of singing, reaching both national and international audiences, attracting contestants, guests and judges from Poland and many other countries. The consistent concept of the event combines a variety of cultural, educational and entertainment elements to provide a platform for singing, stage performance, and intercultural exchange. One of the objectives is also to enrich Ciechocinek’s already extensive entertainment offering with a top quality event attracting the city’s patients and residents, as well as tourists.
Featured in the photograph is Sar with the beautiful and unique trophie of the “Vistula Sounds” Festival. These custom-made statuettes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners, as well as the Grand Prix winners of the two competitions. 32 trophies are now awaiting to be handed over to their rightful winners – this could be any of you! However, to be considered for a prize you need to take part in our Festival. Applications from contestants are accepted until June 1, 2022.The festival is held under the Honorary Patronage of the Governor and Marshal of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland, the head of the county Aleksandrow and the mayor of the city of Ciechocinek. See our dedicated website for further details: Vistula Sounds .
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