Music of Armenia launches Yerevan Duduk Festival | 9-11 October 2015

Yerevan Duduk Festival | © Music of Armenia

Music of Armenia is delighted to announce the launch of Yerevan Duduk Festival, an annual Yerevan based festival, which, for the first time, will take place from 9 to 11 October.

Celebrating the beauty of this unique instrument, Yerevan Duduk Festival aims to preserve and promote the legacy of duduk and its music. For three days, Yerevan Duduk Festival brings together musicians of all backgrounds and levels of experience in an event solely dedicated to this utmost treasured instrument. (Young) duduk players and the general public will have the chance to deepen their knowledge and experience of duduk and duduk playing by attending a masterclasse by Norayr Kartashyan.

Yerevan Duduk Festival further enhances the importance of duduk and provides a platform for local and international duduk players and interested audiences to learn more about the instrument and fully experience its rich and versatile music.

Festival Aims and Objectives

To preserve and promote the legacy of Armenian duduk and its music

To nurture Armenian talent

To develop collaborations with exciting and unusual artistic partners

To encourage national, international and cross cultural collaborations

Great music, hidden gems, new treats

The Social Impact

Yerevan Duduk Festival will become the official event, which further reinforces duduk’s significant role in the Armenian music world. Once again, we will have a chance to celebrate duduk and its contribution to the Armenian identity through its beautiful music.

The festival is age and needs inclusive, it gives young Armenian musicians the opportunity to perform, participate, learn, contribute and exchange their skills and knowledge. This will encourage them, it will give them valuable cultural experience and enhance their skills.

Festival Programme and Performers

9 October
8PM Georgy Minasov and Dudukner Ensemble | Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

10 October
4PM Masterclass with Norary Kartashyan | Aram Khachaturian Museum, Yerevan
8PM Emmanuel Hovhannisyan and Emotion Band | Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

11 October
6PM Young Duduk Players | The Club, Yerevan
8PM Norayr Kartashyan and Menua Band | Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan

For ticket reservations, please call +374 1056 7262. 

Special thanks to AGBU Performing Arts, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Aram Khachaturian Museum and The Club.