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David Yengibaryan

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David Yengibaryan is an accordion player and artist. He was born in 1976 in Yerevan but lived in Budapest between 1996 and 2006. There he has become one of the best known accordion players in the city.

Yengibaryan set up his own band in 1999 and has released two albums, "Tango Passion" and "Pandoukht" - the Armenian word for "exiled." He has also made film and theater music and played in several theater shows.

Yengibaryan has performed in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vienna and Edinburgh.

In January 2006 Yengiabryan toured Romania as a guest of Romanian jazz pianist of Armenian origin, Harry Tavitian. They performed concerts for jazz lovers in Bucharest, Constanta and Cluj. Before that they have already had concerts together in Hungary.

"I met David in 2005 in Hungary and I liked him very much. He is a very talented young man whose music is a mixture of Armenian folklore and Astor Piazzola. He is very good with improvisations and also has a talent for communication" Tavitian said.

Sources

  • "ARMENIAN CONNECTION" JAZZ DUO IN BUCHAREST, By Dana Milea. Bucharest Daily News, Romania, January 23,2006