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Djivan Gasparyan

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Djivan Gasparyan
Djivan Gasparyan in 2009
Djivan Gasparyan in 2009
Background information
Born(1928-10-12)October 12, 1928
Solak, Armenia
DiedJuly 6, 2021(2021-07-06) (aged 92)
GenresArmenian folk
Occupation(s)composer, score composer, musician
Instrumentsduduk
Years active1948–2021
LabelsAll Saints Records, SLG Records

Djivan Gasparyan (var. Jivan Gasparyan;[1] October 12, 1928 – July 6, 2021[2]) was an Armenian musician and composer.

He played the duduk, a double reed woodwind instrument related to the orchestral oboe. Gasparyan was known as the "Master of the duduk".[3][4][5]

He had won four medals at UNESCO worldwide competitions (1959, 1962, 1973, and 1980). In 1973 Gasparyan was awarded the honorary title People's Artist of Armenia.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Biography". Jivan Gasparyan Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. allmusic gives birth year as 1928.
  3. On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring - Page 87 by Fred Karlin, Rayburn Wright
  4. World Music: The Rough Guide - Page 334 by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo
  5. "Djivan Gasparyan at MSN music". Archived from the original on 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  6. Biography at AllMusic

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