"Tagharan" the ancient music еnsemble
Tagharan the ancient music еnsemble was founded in 1981. Until 1985 it known as Sharakan. From the very outset, Tagharan strived to reveal the gems of the Armenien medieval sacred hymns and present those to a wider public at concerts. The songs by medieval autors dating back to the 5ht-15th centuries have always been present in Tagharan `s repertoire.
A special period in ''Tagharan '' s life is connected with the name of its former artistic director (1987-1994) Yervand Yerkanyan. Under his wise quidance a new large repertoire was creted within quite a short time. It includes more than300valuable and exquisite interpretations of Armenian sacred , patriotic and folk songs. In addition, Tagharan started perfomming new original interpretations of numerous national patriotic and folk songs. Another fascinating aspect of Tagharan `s activity is the performance of pre-classical and baroque music. Holistic programs including old German, French, English, Italien and other music hold a special place in the interpretations are quite remarkable thanks to the harmoniouns well mesasured performance of the soloists .Tagharan has toured with concerts around Armenia and musical centers of the former Sowiet Union .
It has respresented the Armenian, music culture abroad, specifically in Germany, Austria, France, Holland, Bulgaria, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Argentine, Brazil, Uruguay,Ciprus, Syria and Lebanon.
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artistic director and conductor
Gifted musician 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.
He was orn in Leninakan/Gyumri/, in 1954, obtained primary education in middle and music schools of Leninakan. Then studied at Yerevan Tchaikovsky High School. 1973-1978 studied (piano) at Komitas State Conservatoire of Yerevan. 1978-2000 was pianist concertmaster of academic choir of Armenia.
1990-1992 studied at Komitas State Conservatoire of Yerevan as conductor at class of Chekijyan. From 1994 is an artistic director and conductor of armenian ancient music ensemble "Tagharan".
Toured 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 ).
In 2012 honored artist of culture of Armenia.