Franco-Armenian Concert in Vienna in Honor of Charles Aznavour

More+Events ♦ Published: May 26, 2024; 17:37 ♦ (Vindobona)

On May 23, 2024, Charles Aznavour, one of the greatest icons of French chanson, would have turned 100 years old. To mark this special occasion, the French and Armenian embassies joined forces to celebrate the impressive life and work of the French-Armenian singer, songwriter, and actor at the Theater Akzent in Vienna. This concert was a tribute to an artist whose music and influence have shaped generations of fans and artists.

The French and Armenian embassies celebrate the 100th birthday of French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, and diplomat Charles Aznavour at Theater Akzent in Vienna. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons; Xavier Thomas, CC BY-SA 3.0 (

Charles Aznavour was born in Paris on May 22, 1924, the son of Armenian immigrants. His parents fled their homeland to France after the Armenian genocide in 1915. Aznavour's career began early and he quickly became one of the most influential voices in French chanson. With songs such as "La Bohème", "She" and "Emmenez-moi", he captured the hearts of millions of people worldwide. His…