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Lucineh Hovanissian
Artist
Armenia
Influences: Middle Eastern , East European
Genres: folk; jazz; neoclassical
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Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Lucineh Hovanissian has been performing on stage since the age of 9 and started composing when she was only eleven years old. She was awarded at the Aram Khachaturian competitions among young composers of Armenia. She recorded her debut album in the XII century Geghard rocky monastery's sepulcher in Armenia.
A classically trained vocalist, improviser, pianist, composer she freely crosses musical traditions and genres, yet being anchored in ancient sacred music tradition of her native Armenia.
She received numerous awards including the UNESCO-Aschberg prize (2002) and International artist of the year (Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards 2008); released 4 albums and contributed to short and feature films' soundtracks as singer, composer and pianist. Has toured in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and Canada. Her appearances include France Culture, Finnish Radio, WDR-Germany, CBC-Radio Canada. As artist in residence Lucineh was invited to Symphony Space (New York), Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Cleveland (Cleveland Foundation), Villa Straeuli (Winterthur, Switzerland), Visby International composers center(Sweden).
Hovanissian also holds an M.D. cum laude from the Yerevan State Medical University and had specialization in brain studies at Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris.
www.vimeo.com/lucinehovanissian
https://soundcloud.com/hovanissian
www.youtube.com/user/radioarmenia