Komitas - The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble - Levon Eskenian - ECM 2451



Levon Eskenian was born in Lebanon in 1978. In 1996 he moved to Armenia where he currently lives. In 2005 he graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory where he obtained a master’s degree studying the piano with Professor Robert Shugarov. He has also studied composition, organ and improvisation at the Conservatory and harpsichord in Austria and Italy with the English organist and harpsichordist Christopher Stembridge. One of the most active figures in Armenia’s musical life, a director of various ensembles and artistic institutions, he has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician with a program ranging from early baroque to contemporary music in Europe, the Middle East and in Armenia. Eskenian has organized numerous concerts, lectures, master classes and festivals in Armenia. He is a founding member of the Naregatsi Chamber Music Society with its chamber orchestra and small ensembles, which were founded to

promote rarely performed repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music.

With the Gurdjieff Ensemble he has toured widely. In November 2015, the ensemble heads for Brazil where it is giving concerts of music of Gurdjieff and Komitas. Further tours are in preparation for 2016.