Maestro of Duduk

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Jivan Gasparian is a living legend of the world music. His sorrowful and passionate duduk is an ultimate expression of the Armenian soul. It is thanks to the efforts of this phenomenal virtuoso, that the world has been introduced to the folklore and traditions of Armenia. His concerts are ‘elegiac, sultry, nostalgic and reverent dramas’ says Jon Pareles of New York Times. Known in his home country as Uncle Jivan, he is, without doubt, one of the most emotional and sincere musicians of the world.

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Jivan Gasparian’s European Tour

01.04.2010

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In spring, Jivan Gasparian will be touring across Europe. On April 17, the musician will perform in Italy. His concerts will be held in three different cities from April 22 to April 27. The Maestro will perform his songs accompanied by the Italian Symphony Orchestra. And at the end of May Jivan Gasparian will visit the Netherlands.

Prize in the Arts

01.04.2010

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According to Tert.am, the legendary Armenian duduk performer Jivan Gasparian was honored at the prestigious International Competition for the countries of the CIS. He will receive the medal from the Russian president Dmitry Medvedev on April 9 in Moscow. “This is a great honor for me,” said Gasparian. The winners in such categories as culture and education are also awarded a cash prize.

Duduk School

01.04.2010

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At a press conference announcing the release of Jivan Gasparian’s album From Time Immemorial, the musician said that his most important ambition was establishing a duduk school in Yerevan to help children learn how to play the instrument and become true artists. The Maestro stressed the difficulty of playing it, noting that other wind instruments, particularly the clarinet and the saxophone, provide musicians many more opportunities to express themselves, unlike the duduk, which only has one octave and two notes. “I have to put my entire soul into the instrument so that a piece of wood could touch the hearts of people,” he said. Gasparian mentioned that during the February charity concert in London, in which he had participated, he was promised financial support in building the school.

Presentation of the Album in Armenia

01.04.2010

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On March 18 “the Duduk King” Jivan Gasparian presented his first album From Time Immemorial, released in Armenia by TM Production with financial support from the Yerevan Brandy Factory. The release includes both the Maestro’s new songs as well as a number of his old favorites. The musician wanted to have a legal album released in his home country “instead of the fakes, which he doesn’t know anything about” reports Novosti-Armenia international news agency. Gasparian believes that it is necessary to combat piracy and the release of poor-quality CDs.
“This is a very important event for the Armenian culture, music, and the foundation of national traditions”, said the executive director of YBF, Ara Grigorian. He added that the Yerevan Brandy Factory has a very warm relationship with Jivan Gasparian, “Uncle Jivan is already very close to us, he always takes part in everything that relates to ArArAt”.

Jivan Gasparian Arts Presents

07.12.2009

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Over 500 guests came to the Moscow International House of Musiс on December 4 to enjoy the magnificent performance by world-famous musician and composer maestro Jivan Gasparian. The concert was organized by Jivan Gasparian Arts production company in cooperation with .

Among those present were President of UNIASTRUM Bank Gagik Zakarian, Chairman of Troika Dialog Ruben Vardanian, General Manager of Sobesednik publishing house Levon Airapetian, General Director of CenterTelecom Vaagn Martirosyan and many other representatives of Moscow business and art and culture communities.

As part of the event, the Akhtamar film produced by Pernod Ricard’s ArArAt brand and Dances in the Dark or Gomidas Songs by the St.Petersburg’s dance theatre of Natalia Kasparova were presented. The Official Partners of the event were ArArAt (Yerevan Brandy Company), BEST Consulting investment company, Arthurs SPA Hotel, BE!MA (Media Arts Group) and Yerevan magazine.

Jivan Gasparian Arts is a production company founded by Jivan Gasparian and Gagik Zakarian,
President of UNIASTRUM Bank.

Jivan Gasparian Arts is managed by .

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