Conductor, pianist, artistic director of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia named after A. Spendiaryan, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, three-time Grammy Award nominee.
Soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, soprano of the Mariinsky Theater, winner of the prestigious “International Opera Award”, two-time laureate of the main theater award of Lithuania “Golden Stage Cross”, debutant of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera
Concert cellist and recording artist; winner of several International competitions; Artistic director of international festivals and academies; Distinguished Professor of cello, Michigan State University (USA)
Composer, pianist, Professor at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, Member of the Composers Union of Armenia, member of the Union of French authors and composers (SACEM), was awarded the "Golden star halo award and Emerald award".
Jivan Gasparyan Senior – National Artist of the Armenian SSR, professor of the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory, world-famous musician and composer, winner of four UNESCO gold medals, winner of WOMEX award for services to musical art. Jivan Gasparian Junior – founder of the group VIZA, grandson and successor of the legendary duduk maestro.