Ara Malikian creates Christmas carol for Madrid

ARA MALIKIAN: Has created an original piece for Madrid Credit: Ara Malikian

THIS year, Madrid will have its own Christmas carol, thanks to Lebanese violinist Ara Malikian.

Malikian, born in Lebanon of Armenian heritage and now a Spanish national, has created an original piece called ‘Gold, frankincense and myrrh’ which will be played at all the activities which Madrid has planned for its Christmas programme.

The piece pays homage to the city which is now his home and is defined as a musical creation to “beat together at the rhythm of the city” because the “dialogue between the city and its inhabitants at this time of year is created by the most universal of languages, music”.

Violinist Malikian has been able to bring classical music closer to all kinds of audiences.

The essence of Madrid has been captured in the notes of Ara Malikian’s Christmas carol created specially for Madrid and has become its soundtrack, it can be heard at this link.


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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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