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Sedrak Yerkanyan (Conductor)

Born: 1954 - Leninakan/Gyumri, Armenia (former USSR)

The Armenian conductor and pianist, Sedrak Yerkanyan, obtained primary education in middle and music schools of Leninakan. Then he studied at Yerevan Tchaikovsky High School. From 1973 to 1978 he studied piano at Komitas State Conservatoire of Yerevan. From 1978 to 2000, he was pianist concertmaster of academic choir of Armenia. From 1990 to 1992, he studied at Komitas State Conservatoire of Yerevan as conductor at class of Chekijyan.

Since September 1994, Sedrak Yerkanyan is Artistic Director and Conductor of Armenian Tagharan Ensemble of Ancient Music. Toured have included Great Britain (1989,1995), France (1986, 1995, 2001), USA (1987), USSR ( 1975-1990), Syria (1992, 1993, 1994, 2002), Lebanon (1992, 1993, 1999), Greece (1990, 2002), Cyprus (2001) and Serbia (2003).

Sedrak Yerkanyan arrests attention with his high culture of performance. His brave inner emotionality whach is expressed in reserved and intelligent style of performance allows to fathom the depths of the performed works. The spiritual atmosphere created at the of the pianist is invaluable. In 2012, he was awarded Honored Artist of Culture of Armenia. He currently lives in revan, Yerevan, Armenia.

Source: National Centre Of Chamber Music Armenia
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2016)

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