SOAS Concert Series: Arsen Petrosyan - Armenian Duduk Wed, 2019-01-23 21:03
SOAS Concert Series welcomes Armenian Duduk player ‘Arsen Petrosyan’ to play in the Brunei.
Sophie Darling of SOAS Radio interviewed Arsen before his performance about his upcoming show, the traditions of the ancient duduk and Armenian music.
Duduk: Sound & Symbol of Armenia
Arsen Petrosyan is a young master of the Armenian duduk, an ancient double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood. He is a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where he studied under renowned master Gevorg Dabaghyan. Considered a musical prodigy, Arsen initially began his studies with mentor Krikor Khachtryan, starting out on the shvi (an Armenian wind instrument) at the age of six.
Despite his relatively young age (born in 1994), Petrosyan has already performed throughout the world. He is currently a soloist with the Armenian Traditional Music Ensemble (Yerevan) and has his own group, the Arsen Petrosyan Trio.
For this concert, Arsen will perform from a repertoire Armenian traditional and sacred music, accompanied by the French multi-instrumentalist, NykkÖ Grégoire.