For twenty years Vachagan Navasardyan has been working for FAR as artistic director Tatev Children’s Choir. He has also made great contributions to Armenian music. At FAR we call him “Maestro.” Recently, this great man was given the title of associate professor of vocal study at Yerevan State Pedagogical University by the Armenian government in appreciation for his long and dedicated commitment to teaching the arts.
Born in Yerevan in 1944, Vachagan graduated from Sayat Nova Music School in 1963 and went on to study at Gyumri State Music College and Yerevan State Music College. He also attended Yerevan State Conservatory. Between 1961 and 1963, he worked at the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra then later was a soloist for the Armenian Choir Association.
Vachagan has created many choirs, including the Yerevan #2 Music College Choir, the Armenian State Project Institute Choir, Yeghvard Ethnographical Choir, the Choir of Sirius Factory in Abovyan, along with FAR’s Tatev Children’s Choir, which was initiated by FAR in 1991. The Tatev Choir has participated in both national and international competitions and festivals, receiving prizes and awards in the process. Vachagan has also conducted the very unique Paros Choir, whose members all have disabilities. These groups have participated in various concerts around Armenia and in places like Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, France and Lebanon.
For many years, Vachagan was the only one who worked with Armenian compositions written for children. At the same time, he showcased his own talents in various major art events organized by the Armenian government, and in concerts organized by the Composers Union of Armenia.
We sincerely congratulate our Maestro and wish him the best in his future endeavors.