Hovhannes Ghazaryan

Hovhannes Ghazaryan was born in 1981 in Gyumry, Armenia. His first steps as a duduk-player are connected with the ensemble of folk-music instruments of the "House of Pioneers" of Gyumry. Hovhannes Ghazaryan with the ensemble took part in different concerts both in Armenia and abroad.

In 1997 he joined Gyumry State orchestra of folk- music instruments (Art director of which is J. Khachatryan). In 1998 he entered the Gyumri Branch of Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, taking duduk classes. A second-year student, Hovhannes Ghazaryan started working as a duduk teacher at the musical school after Brutyan. In 2003 the highest achievements gained during the university years, gave him the rarest opportunity to work at the same Institute.

The industrious collaboration with the students of "Improrhythm" college tending to  Gyumri State Conservatory was appreciated in the competitive -festival devoted to the 75-th anniversary of A. Spendiaryan. At this concert Artyom Badalyan, Hovhannes Ghazaryan's student, was awarded with laurel and Hovhannes Ghazaryan was awarded for the best pedagogical work and efforts.

One of the worthiest things for mentioning is the concert-tour round the USA and Canada with "KOHAR" symphonic orchestra in October 2007. The concerts were held in 7 cities of US - Los Angeles, Detroit, San Francisco, Chicago, New York (Carnegie-Hall) and in 2 Canadian cities - Montreal and Toronto.