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VACHE SHARAFYAN

e-mail: sharafyanv@yahoo.com

Born in 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1990 graduated with distinction from the Yerevan State Conservatory, Composition Department. In 1992 received Post-Graduate education in composition, class of Prof. E. Mirzoyan. Prise-Winner, All-Union Composers’ Competition in Moscow (1985).

 BMI Composer since 2002.

As an official composer for the renowned Silk Road Project since 2001, his compositions ”The Sun, the Wine and the Wind of Time” and “The Morning Scent of the Acacia’s Song” were performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in Cologne Philharmonie, Brussels Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebow, in USA: Carnegie (Stern ) Hall, Carnegie (Zankel) Hall, Berkeley University, Stanford University, Seattle/ Benaroya Hall/, Washington National Mall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, in Italy: Rome, Florence, Milan., and other venues in USA and Europe.

G. Schirmer publishing “The Morning Scent of the Acacia’s Song” two versions (for duduk and string quartet; for duduk, soprano and string orchestra.

In 1992-96 as a Professor of music theory and sacred music worked in Jerusalem Theological Armenian Seminary (Israel). Authored a Book of Chants for Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem.

In 1998 participated in 19th Bowling Green Festival of New Music and Arts (USA); in 1999 "Prima vista" and "Two days and two nights" Festivals in Odessa (Ukraine); in 2002 June in Buffalo Festival and PNME festival in Pittsburgh; in 2003 Sunny Buffalo Festival; in 2004 Hungarian Radio Festival and 25th Bowling Green Festival of New Music and Arts (USA); in 2005 Budapest Mini Festival, in March in Trans Caucasian Festival of Modern Music in Georgia, in October 2005 in Festival “Perspectives XXI”,in November 2005 in Festival Culturescapes Switzerland,

Sharafyan’s compositions were performed in Armenia, Israel, France, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Georgia, Lebanon, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Thailand, Hungary, Switzerland.

Currently teaching at Yerevan State Conservatory, music composition teacher.