MIAMI BEACH, FL — World renown Spanish-Armenian violinist Ara Malikian will perform at The Fillmore Miami Beach on Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8:30pm, presenting his new world tour. Below is a description of his upcoming show:
“Here is the When I saw my son walk for the first time after months of falls, failed attempts, bangs and keep on trying, I understood that one day we were all that force that time makes us forget.
“Children are the most authentic beings that you can find, they are wild, they are tenderness in their essence, and they are full of an exorbitant truth, they are not afraid of being wrong, they are free and expressive and everything they do is full of art.
“If you look at a child, you understand almost everything you were and have not allowed yourself to be for a while.
“This tour is the result of watching my son grow, it is the result of my growth by his side, it is all those sounds and melodies that try to shape what I have felt and have inspired me from him and from life through him. It is an encounter with the child that I could not be and would have dreamed of being. It is a tribute to those beings who are as free as a free bird.
“This tour is full of dinosaurs, robotic squid, time machines, flying pianos and bilingual mimes, this tour is what I had forgotten and that is so powerful; The Magic of finding each day and each path fascinating, whatever they bring.”
An excerpt in Wikipedia reads: “Born in Beirut in 1968 to an Armenian family, Malikian started playing the violin at a very young age, encouraged by his violinist father, who has performed with legendary Lebanese singer Fairuz. Malikian gave his first concert at the age of 12 and when he was 14, he was invited to study in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in Hannover, Germany. At 15, he was the youngest student to be admitted in this school. Later he continued his studies in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, at the same time receiving lessons from professors, Ruggiero Ricci, Ivry Gitlis, Herman Krebbers and members of the Alban Berg Quartet.
“He has assimilated the music of other cultures like those of the Middle East (Arab and Jewish), Central Europe (gipsy and Klezmer), Argentina (tango) and Spain (flamenco).”