About Gagik Malkhasyan
Gagik Malkhasyan was born in Leninakan (now Gyumri). In 1973 he entered to study music to Komitas music school in Gyumri (the piano department). After graduating the music school he studied in Kara Murza musical college in Gyumri (folk Instruments department, duduk section). Since 1982 G. Malkhasyan was invited to work at A. Shaboyan’ s Song and Dance Ensemble, simultaneously teaching at several musical schools in Gyumri. At 1983 at all-Union Competition Festival “Duduk is singing in Gyumri” Gagik received a Laureate title.
Since 1985 G. Malkhasyan became a soloist at Gyumri State Ensemble of National Instruments. In 1995 he graduated Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory (duduk and composition classes). Participated at Saharuni’ s and Aram Merangulyan’ s Gandzasar folk ensembles. Toured with concerts through many cities in France, England, Holland, Canada, Greece, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Syria, Lebanon, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and many other countries. Since 1997 till now he holds the position of director at Sheram music school in Gyumri. Since 1998 G. Malkhasyan teaches duduk at Gyumri branch of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. He’ s also a soloist at KOHAR Symphony Orchestra & Choir, performed hundreds of concerts and participated in many festivals and contests. At 2001 soloist won the title of “Master” of the Duduk Festival in Gyumri. At 2004 his ’ School of Duduk Playing’ was published. At 2005 Gagik received an Associate Degree. At 2009 with “Goharapayl” Orchestra appeared as a soloist in Beirut at Jazz Festival. In 2011 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist Republic of Armenia.
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