Global Village Creative Inc Presents

An evening of classical guitar with
                                     from Beirut, Lebanon
                                           watch on Youtube

Mauro Giuliani, Sayat Nova, Manuel De Falla,
Parsegh Ganatchian, Armen Dikranian,
Manuel M. Ponce, Astor Piazzolla,
Joaquin Turina, Federico Moreno Torroba

Tuesday March 8, 2011
8:00 pm

Heliconian Hall
35 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 1M6 
Tickets $25.00, Seniors and Students $20.00
available at the door or by reservation


At a very early age, Megerdich Mikayelian attended Hamazkayin “Parsegh Ganatchian” College of Music in Beirut, where he later became the first graduate in Classical Guitar in 1999-2000. He traveled to Yerevan, Armenia, to attend courses at “Komitas” Armenian National State Conservatory, where he continued studying guitar under the direction of Hagop Tchaghatcbanian. Mikayelian is the recipient of the honor Certificate of the “First Autumn Festival” organized by the composers in Yerevan. He also took his higher education with professor Eddy Dorlian at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory, from where he obtained his B.A. in Music.

Mikayelian has performed in several countries, such as Lebanon, Syria and Armenia, as a soloist and as a member of various ensembes, such as “Madrigal Ensemble” of Hamazkayin and duos with guitar, violin and flute. He has also attended several master classes with internationally renowned guitarists such as Raphael Andia.

He is currently a guitar professor at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music, “Parsegh Ganatchian” Musical College and “Antonine University”. He is the coordinator of classical guitar and the director of the Guitar Ensemble at “P.Ganatchian” College of Music and Professional Institute of St. Michel.

In addition to his teaching and performing in concerts, he is also the author of the book “Armenian Liturgy and Armenian Songs for Guitar” published by the Armenian Catholicossate of Cilicia in 2002.
In 2006, Mikayelian released his first CD for classical guitar, in collaboration with “Hamazkayin” and Pomegranate Music.

Mikayelian was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the school of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University, for his performance at the “Open Door Festival” in 2006 and 2007. He was also awarded the “Shield of Appreciation” during a performance organized by the Armenian Evangelical College in 2006.
His second Classical Guitar Album “Kaleidoscope” was recorded in Athens, Greece and released in 2008, courtesy of Pomegranate Music, USA.


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