Lucineh Hovanissian

Lucineh Hovanissian
HaapavesiFolk Festival, Finland, 2006
MusicWorld Festival, Italy, 2005


by Arno Babadjanyan
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  • country:Armenia
  • region:Orient
  • style(s):Ethnic, Jazz
  • label:not signed
  • type:Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist posted by:Lucineh Hovanissian

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  • Lucineh Hovanissian (piano, vocals)


Piano & the ultimate instrument- the human voice Fascinating rhythms and lyricism from the Armenian Highlands A versatile and multi-colored fusion, oscillating between ethnic, jazz, classical & traditional... A one-woman show

Born in Yerevan (Armenia), Lucineh Hovanissian has been performing on stage since the age of 9 as a soloist singer in Yerevan's Municipal Park children's Band, and at the age of 11, began performing as a pianist-composer. Both in 1987 and 1988 she won awards at the Aram Khatchaturian competitions among young composers of Armenia. Lucineh studied in the vocal department of the Jazz Art College and the Yerevan State Conservatory.
She graduated from Yerevan State Medical University followed by post-graduated studies in the field of neurosciences at Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris.
Lucineh was soloist in the Armenian National Radio Chamber Choir as well as correspondent for Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, Armenian service.
In 2002 she became a UNESCO laureate in music (Bursary Aschberg). In 2004 she had the first prize (category "Solo Canto") at the VII International Festival MUSICWORLD in Fivizzano, Italy.
She recorded her debut album in the 12th century rocky monastery Geghart in Armenia. "VEM- Sacred songs from Armenia" released in France (SM/Abeille Musique) was nominated for Best Classical Voice Album at the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
Lucineh has toured in Europe, North America and has shared the stage with Tinariwen, Lhasa, Maurice El Medioni, Juhani Aaltonen, A Filetta.
She has performed at L'Archipel, Church St. Pierre de Montrouge (Paris), Lion d'Or(Montreal), St.John's Church (Edinburgh)& for CBC (Radio Canada).


/ Recorded at the Geghart rocky monastery's cave, Armenia, XII-XIII cc /
(c) Studio SM/ Abeille Musique Paris 2005

2. ''After Noah...'' A World music story from Armenia
/ Experimental album of the ancient sacred and traditional music from the Armenian Highlands /