Djivan Gasparyan

Armenian musician

Djivan Gasparyan (var. Jivan Gasparyan;[1] born October 12, 1928[2]) is an Armenian musician and composer.

Djivan Gasparyan
Djivan Gasparyan 2009.jpg
Djivan Gasparyan in 2009
Background information
Born (1928-10-12) October 12, 1928 (age 91)
Solak, Armenia
GenresArmenian folk
Occupation(s)composer, score composer, musician
Years active1948–present
LabelsAll Saints Records, SLG Records
Associated acts

He plays the duduk, a double reed woodwind instrument related to the orchestral oboe. Gasparyan is known as the "Master of the duduk".[3][4][5]

He has won four medals at UNESCO worldwide competitions (1959, 1962, 1973, and 1980). In 1973 Gasparyan was awarded the honorary title People's Artist of Armenia.[6]


  1. "Biography". Jivan Gasparyan Official Website. Archived from the original on 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2011-08-22.
  2. allmusic gives birth year as 1928.
  3. On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring - Page 87 by Fred Karlin, Rayburn Wright
  4. World Music: The Rough Guide - Page 334 by Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, Richard Trillo
  5. "Djivan Gasparyan at MSN music". Archived from the original on 2007-11-28. Retrieved 2007-08-16.
  6. Biography at AllMusic

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