Hossein Alizâdeh & Djivan Gasparyan (Sep.2012 Barbican Hall – London)
Featuring the Hamavayan Ensemble and the Djivan Gasparyan Ensemble
The two masters behind the Grammy-nominated album Endless Vision – an inspired encounter between traditional Persian and Armenian music – reunite in London to present classics from their repertoire and a new, much-awaited collaborative performance.
Hossein Alizadeh is one of Iran’s leading classical composers and musicians. A virtuosic player of the six-stringed Persian tar, four-stringed Persian sehtar and eleven-stringed Azeri tar, Alizadeh has continued to extend the musical traditions of his homeland. Djivan Gasparyan is recognized as the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of the duduk. But more than a musician, he is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of Armenian traditional folk music.