immersive experiences

​   ​Oct  6 - 14th 2018

fest      2018 ​​
artistic director
head of int. department
program direcor

Assel Abilseitova
Van Sarkissian
Ben Lunn
One of the founding memebers of Progressive Art, Van Sarkissian has a deep connection to the world of music and fine art. A dedicated and talented guitarist and composer, Van has championed many new works as well as writing profound compositions for a variety of musicians. 
Assel Abilseitova, is a highly gifted pianist and has for a long time been dedicated to supporting the worlds of art and music. As pianist she has performed all over the world. As philantropist she is currently spearheading Progressive Art's projects and championing many fine artists and musicians. 
Ben Lunn has been a vocal supporter and champion for composers across the world. A committee member for Composers of Wales and a keen supporter and contributor for Lietuvos Muzikos Informacijos Centras; Ben Lunn has also conducted world premieres for many composers. 
project manager
content manager & ensemble setup
content managment & copywriting
Hayk Mnatsakanyan
Alex Mcgery
Pippa Ovenden
Hayk has worked in several startups as a project manager. He also managed a theater show in Yerevan, Armenia. His multitasking abilities help the festival to walk in a right direction.
My name is Alex McGery and I was born in Greenwich, London in 1987. I am a composer, arranger and music teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London from 2009 to 2015, obtaining a bachelors degree in composition.

Originally from the Orkney Islands in Scotland, Pippa Ovenden (2015) is a PhD student in Music History. She was an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London (RAM), during which time she spent a year as an ERASMUS exchange student at the University of the Arts in Berlin.
marketing / design
project manager / hass guitar fest

Anjela Hovakimyan
Siran Manukyan
Nino-stage name of young talented guitar player mainly focused on classical music. 2007-2011 During her study in Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas she has discovered her natural skill of composition. Occasionally appearing with different cover versions and her original compositions for concerts in addition filming her music video “Colors” in 2014. .
Anjela has a long experience working with different NGO's during the past 5 yeras. The NGO's include Forum Teathre , Eco Lab and few others. Angela is involved in hassfest with creating budgets and the overall financialtimline for upcoming projects.
Studied at Fondation Université Française en Arménie.
Worked at Armenia StartUp Cup. Currently involved in re-branding and designing upcoming hassfest in 2018.