Philharmonic for Children in National Centre of Aesthetics was established by Henrik Igityan in 1981. Its goal was to develop musical and dancing skills of children. In its wake first children’s ensembles of folk dance and ritual singing were formed, including “Tavros”, “Maratuk”, “Hasker” and “Gorani”. Simultaneously ensembles: “World Dances” and”Armenian Ornaments “Ensemble of Armenian Folk Dances, and groups: “Haeci” (folk music), “Talvorik”, “Symphonic-Pops”, “Cameral Strings” and “Classical Drums” were also formed.
A bit later appeared a classical and modern dance-studio, “Vaghordjan drops” and “Jezl” jazz groups, and Levon Malkhasian “Jazz trio”. At the Philharmonic was organized the first children’s Symphony orchestra whose excellent performance impressed the audience in UN General Assembly Hall and New-York Carnegie Hall.
Philharmonic artists presented their concert programs in various cities of Armenia and former Soviet Union Republics. Most of them appeared on stage also in USA, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria etc.