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
His second Classical Guitar Album “Kaleidoscope” was
recorded in Athens, Greece and released in 2008, courtesy of Pomegranate