Jubilee Concert Devoted to 80th Anniversary of Djivan Gasparyan

On the 11-th of November 2008 a jubilee concert devoted to the 80th anniversary of the famous Armenian duduk player Djivan Gasparyan was held in Yerevan Concert and Sport Complex, during which a number of musicians from different countries of the world took part.

Among them were the British musician Alan Parsons, the Russian rock-star Boris Grebenchikov, the American Armenian musician Derek Shirinian with his Planet X group, the musician/instrumentalist and composer Pedro Eustache and worldwide famous Zucchero.

During the concert the grandson of the maestro - Djivan Gasparyan Jr accompanied all these musicians with the charming melodies of duduk.

Peter Gabriel from London visited to congratulate Djivan Gasparyan, too.  Though Peter Gabriel didn’t play at the concert mentioning that the party was the Master’s, but in his presence he esteemed eighty years old duduk-player.

Zucchero and  Djivan Gasparyan Jr

Also the famous boxer Arthur Abraham - the champion of boxing and Yuri Vardanyan - the Olympic champion of barbell congratulated the Maestro. Yuri Vardanyan visited from USA and one of his 45 worldwide famous records he presented to Djivan Gasparyan in the form of medal.

The concert is going on till the 14th of November 2008

Simon Broughton, Arthur Grigoryan, Eva Skalla
11.11.08 Yerevan


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