YEREVAN, October 14. /ARKA/. Armenia’s president Serzh Sargsyan congratulated Armenian world-known duduk player Jivan Gasparyan on 85th anniversary Sunday.
“You have brought Armenian musical art to a new level. Owing to you, Armenian “apricot horn pipe” (common name of duduk in Armenia) won new stages and screens”, reads the presidential message.
The president said he is happy and proud of having enjoyed high performance of the musician. The head of the state wished Gasparyan sound health and all the best.
People’s Artist of Armenia Jivan Gasparyan is one of the world’s prominent musicians and holder of four UNESCO gold medals. His disks are sold all over the world in millions of copies. Leading Holywood producers invite the maestro for recording soundtracks for best films of “the dream factory”. Gasparyan gained popularity of the Western audiences after the “Gladiator” soundtrack. The king of duduk, as experts call him, recorded music for more than 40 films, including “Yevgeniy Onegin”, “Doctor Jivago”, “Russian House”, and etc.–0--