Maria Karolina Cielecka

I have known lgor Shaginian since 2006. Both I and my late husband, Guillaume Siemienski, who was seconded by CIDA to OSCE in Tbilisi and worked there as a Head of Human Dimension, found this young man to be extremely gifted and dedicated composer. When we were in Tbilisi Mr. Shaginian had his ensemble, which played his music; we attended several concerts of his and my husband supported the recording of his work.

Mr. Shaginian was well known among the members of the lnternational Community and seen as a very promising composer. l'm convinced that he deserves an opportunity to develop his music and find a new forum for his work. As a Canadian I would be especially glad if he could add his talent to the cultural richness of Canada.