Gurdjieff Ensemble in France, Festival international de musique

Festival international de musique

Gurdjieff Ensemble in France, Festival international de musique
22 sept. 2021   9:00 PM
2 rue Morand 25000 Besançon
Bourgogne-Franche-Comté - France

The internationally acclaimed Gurdjieff Ensemble was founded by Levon Eskenian to play ethnographically authentic arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music. The Ensemble consists of leading musicians playing Armenian and Middle Eastern traditional instruments. Their debut album on the famous ECM records, “Music of Georges.I. Gurdjieff”, was widely acclaimed, and won prestigious awards including the Edison Award in the Netherlands.

The Ensemble has been touring the world with sold-out concerts at major festivals and concert halls in Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Russia, and South America. The Ensemble has performed in such prestigious festivals and venues as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Boulez hall in Berlin, the Bozar Center in Brussels, the Holland Festival, the Morgenland Festival in Germany, the Albert Hall in Canberra, the Imago Dei Festival in Austria, the Gulbenkian Hall in Lisbon and many others.

Here is an excerpt of a live performance by the ensemble:

The Ensemble:

Levon Eskenian – arranger, artistic director

Emmanuel Hovhannisyan – duduk, zourna, pku

Avag Margaryan – blul , zourna

Armen Ayvazyan – kamancha

Aram Nikoghosyan – oud

Meri Vardanyan – kanon

Vladimir Papikyan – santur, voice

Davit Avagyan – tar, saz

Mesrop Khalatyan – dap/dhol

Norayr Gapoyan – duduk

Eduard Harutyunyan - tmbouk, cymbals, bell


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