Creating bridges


The Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival was founded in 2000. Until 2010, it was called Perspectives XXI. This is the first arts festival in the history of independent Armenia. In 2007, it entered the Association of European Festivals, and since 2014 has been one of the ten best festivals in Europe.

Goran Bregović and Wedding-Funeral Orchestra

Giya Kancheli

Lara Fabian

David Geringas

Yuri Bashmet

Placido Domingo

Mariinsky Symphony Orchestra

Al Jarreau concert

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Boys Choir

Joe Cocker

Rodion Shchedrin

Pinchas Zukerman

Denis Matsuev

Gidon Kremer

Maya Plisetskaya

Valeriy Gergiev and Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra

George Benson

Boris Berezovsky

Mischa Maisky

Viktor Tretiakov

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Dear Visitor,

We are glad you are interested in the activities of the IDeA Foundation.

On this platform, you can learn about two-decades long thought, passion, commitment and hard work — all in pursuit of a more prosperous Armenia. The road has been long and reflections many. But we managed to achieve to a point where our work has left its mark on the lives of millions of people and we are really proud of it.

Our accomplishments are the fruit of a collective effort by hundreds of thousands of promoters and volunteers, tens of thousands of donors and supporters, hundreds of colleagues and dozens of founding partners. Together, we have shown what wonderous things can be achieved when people strive for realization of a common goal.

Allow our family, who was lucky enough to witness these remarkable achievements from the beginning, to express our sincere gratitude to numerous wonderful, caring, purposeful people and organizations that made all these achievements possible. We have the honor to present their successes and express our gratitude to them.

We have tried to present the key landmarks of our journey to a brighter Armenia, to chart the lessons learned, and some of the new approaches and initiatives they have forged — the 700 projects over the last 20 years.

We hope that learning about these works will be as pleasant for you as it is for us to tell about them.

But, more importantly, we would like to see you among those Armenians who will continue this path together with us in the future.

If a single community of like-minded people working towards the realization of a common vision of the future can achieve such a result, imagine what kind of changes can be made if the efforts of the entire nation were directed towards creation. Together we can dream.

And, together, we can make our dreams come true.

Thank You,

Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend