Armenian musician, born in France. After visiting, in 1980, former Soviet Armenia she started kanun lessons, with Aram Kerovpyan, student of Saadettin Öktenay.
Between 1984 and 1986 she lived in Istanbul, where she continued her lessons, while taking part in various groups, among which the University choir.
From 1987 to 1992 she lived in Athens, where she teached the kanun and eastern music theory at the 'Nikos Skalkotas' Conservatory, the 'Evmousia' Conservatory and the Pallini Music High School. She formed the music group 'Sehnaz', whose repertoire included folk songs from Istanbul.
Since 1993 she has been living in Istanbul. Until 2005 she played on a regular basis on the radio, in programmes of classical music. Since 2001 she has been a music professor at the French-speaking Μusic School and since 2006 its director.
She has participated in concerts in Turkey and Greece, as well as in seminars in music schools of North Greece (Kavala, Xanthi, Komotini).
Source: Agnes Agopian