Armenian Artists

Director

Born in Salzburg on April 5, 1908, Herbert von Karajan began studying the piano at the age of four and performed for the first time in public at a charity concert the following year.

Tar

Tar is folk musical instrument, widespread in Armenia and in neighboring with Armenia states. Hovhannes Darbinyan is one of the leading tar performers.

Tenor

Hovhannes Nazarian was born in 1973 in Vaik, Armenia.

He graduated from Romanos Melikian College of Music in Yerevan.

Violin

Was born in Yerevan, in 1962. He studied at Yerevan Conservatory (Prof. H. Bogdanian), Moscow Conservatory and post - graduate studies (Prof. B. Belenki and Prof. V. Tretiakov).

Composer

He was born in Yerevan in 1947. In 1972 he graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory, the class of compositions after E. Mirzoian.

Violin

She was born in 1975. In 1993 she has gradu-ated from Central Music School, violin department with V. Spivakov. She has graduated from Moscow Conservatory, violin department with

Soprano

Irina Zakian was born in Giumri, Armenia. She has graduated from Yerevan Komitas Conservatory and later continued post-graduated studies with Prof. Nelli Pirumova.

Composer

Composer Jean Almukhian was born in Athens in 1932. In 1947 he moved to Argentina, Buenos Aires and there he got music education.

Violin

Was born in Marseilles (France). From 1954 to 1958 he studied at Yerevan Conservatory (Prof. K. Dombaev).

Conductor, Composer

Jeff Manookian is a composer, pianist, conductor, and musical critic.