Vazgen Makaryan

Vazgen Makaryan was born in 1955 in Yerevan. In 1975 he entered Yerevan Musical Academy after Romanos Melikyan in the faculty of oboe.

Since 1978 he has started playing the duduk without giving up the oboe lessons, so he started co-education of oboe and duduk. In 1980 he continued his education in the faculty of oboe of  The Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory  (YSC).

From 1978-1985 he was working in the Armenian State Ensemble of folk-music instruments as a duduk-player. With that ensemble he gave many concerts in the territory of previous USSR and in many countries of Europe, Canada, USA and etc.

Since 1985 till now he has been playing in the trio of Djivan Gasparyan as a bass-duduk-player. The trio gave concerts in all over the world: Russia, countries of CIS, Europe, Australia, Japan, USA and in many other countries, representing Armenian national song and music to the world.

Besides all these, Vazgen Makaryan has played with symphony orchestras of different countries representing the Third Symphony of Avet Terteryan and he has numerous recorded disks.