Armenian Institute (London) Presents: The London debut of contemporary Armenian folk singer Vigen Hovsepyan. Direct from Armenia. Produced by Pomegranate Music (Gor Mkhitarian/Bambir/Lav Eli/Iakovos Kolanian/Hover Choir/Harutyun Chkolyan/Arsen Petrosyan/SoloDuo) in association with Dayl'ayl Production (Miqayel Voskanyan). Born and raised in Armenia and Spain, Vigen Hovsepyan brings to life Armenian folk songs with a fresh contemporary approach. Vigen will be accompanied by noted Norwegian cellist/pianist Håvard Enstad and Armenian duduk master Harutyun Chkolyan, along with a bassist and percussionist. This concert and tour are in support of his debut critically acclaimed album entitled, "Echoes: Revived Armenian Folk Songs" (Pomegranate Music, 2017). --- About the Artist ---- Vigen Hovsepyan is a singer and multi-instrumentalist of Armenian descent. A self-taught musician, he performs on the guitar, duduk, darbuka, bendir, and cajón. Born in 1987, Hovsepyan grew up in the Erebuni district of Yerevan, Armenia. His interest in music was immediately sparked when he moved to Barcelona, Spain at the age of 14. By the age of 17, he was proficient in the above-referenced instruments. In addition to his current solo career, Hovsepyan was a member of both the HAV Folk Trio and Barcelona Ethnic Band, both based in Barcelona, Spain. He has also collaborated with Norwegian composer/pianist/cellist Håvard Enstad. Vigen Hovsepyan currently resides in Yerevan, Armenia, where he maintains an active recording and touring schedule.