19։00, LISTOPAD 15, 2022, BRNO, Besední dům
On November 15 at 19:00, within the Jazz & World Music Festival, the Arsen Petrosyan Quartet will perform a concert entitled “Hokin Janapar” (My Soul’s Journey) at the Concert Hall of the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra (Besední dům).
The Arsen Petrosyan Quartet plays traditional and sacred Armenian classical music, covering different periods and genres in the historical chronology of Armenia. The instruments used are Duduk, Santur, Qanun, Percussion.
Hokin Janapar, meaning ‘my soul’s journey’ in Armenian, is Arsen Petrosyan’s nostalgic exploration into music that has stirred his soul, which also reflects the continued odyssey of the Armenian nation. Via the Armenian duduk, he presents a diverse collection of songs spanning different eras and genres within Armenia’s historical timeline. The pieces on this album aren’t just songs, rather, they are a document of a nation and culture which refuses to die.
Arsen Petrosyan has recently emerged as one of his generations main proponents of the Armenian duduk. Following in the footsteps of established duduk masters such as Djivan Gasparian and his mentor Gevorg Dabaghyan, Petrosyan has managed to carve out his own pathway through diverse collaborations with Steve Hackett (Genesis), Emirati composer Ihab Darwish, and oudist Omar Bashir among others. Between both of his ensembles, the A.G.A Trio and the Arsen Petrosyan Quartet, he has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus. As a solo artist, Petrosyan has also toured extensively in North America as well as the territories noted above.
Arsen Petrosyan Quartet
Arsen Petrosyan duduk
Astghik Snetsunts citera quanun
Vladimir Papikyan cimbal santur
Avetis Keoseyan percussion
The concerts is held under the auspices of J. E. Ashota Hovakimiana, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Czech Republic.
The concert is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.