Nikol Pashinyan offers condolences on the passing of Jivan Gasparyan
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a condolence cable on the passing of world famous duduk player Jivan Gasparyan. The message reads, in part:
“I was deeply grieved to learn about the demise of world famous duduk player Jivan Gasparyan.
Throughout his career, the renowned Master spread the glory of the Armenian duduk across the globe, performing on many reputable stages, presenting the sounds of Armenian music in films, cooperating with popular composers and internationally acclaimed musicians.
Our nation and the world music community considered Jivan Gasparyan an exceptional Armenian intellectual and ranked him among the Greats of the world art; we were proud and inspired by him.
On listening to Jivan Gasparyan’s music, William Saroyan said: “Dear Jivan, this is not music, but a prayer.” The prayers created by the Master will forever remain in the hearts and memories of not only Armenians, but also art connoisseurs all over the world.
At the moment of this great loss, I share the grief of his family, colleagues and fans. Rest in peace, dear Master!”