Armenian singer Flora Martirosyan would turn 56 today (video)

11:56 • 05.02.13



Today marks the 56th  birth anniversary of Flora Martirosyan, the legendary Armenian folk singer, who died in the United States in November.


Born in Armenia’s second largest city Gyumri, Martirosyan received her initial musical education at the Armen Tigranyan musical school. She later moved to Yerevan to pursue a professional degree at the Komitas State Conservatory.


Martirosyan won her first international award in the Hamburg International Festival in 1978. The song Tsovastghik (author: Gusan Ashot) which brought the singer a great fame, was recognized as a top song for 15 years. Martirosyan performed guest concerts in over 60 countries around the world.


The singer married in 1989. She has two children.

Martirosyan’s family moved to the United States in 1991 and was back to Armenia four years later. Martirosyan continued her career in music in her native city. From 1997 until 2001 she was the principal of the Armen Tigranyan Musical school.


Back to Los Angeles in 2002, she founded three musical schools named after Komitas in the cities of Los Angeles and Burbank. The initiative brought the merited singer a great fame within a short period.


In 2006 and 2007, Martirosyan organized the pan-Armenian international festival Komitas in Yerevan, bringing together around 2,000 children from Armenia and other states.


Also in 2007, the singer founded the Artists for Peace Charity Foundation which attracted a large number of world-renowned singers and Hollywood superstars who joined under the slogan "Never Again" to raise their voice of protest against genocides.


Her solo concert in Glendale later in the year saw poet and musician Michael Stone, the brother of Holywood superstar Sharon Stone, deliver a speech. Stone and other Holywood stars performed at the event.


In 2011, the Los Angeles Gibson Hall hosted the first concert with the participation of Steevie Wonder, Boby Brown and others.


Martirosyan died in Los Angeles on November 20, 2012. Complications of a gallbladder surgery are thought to be the cause of her decease. 

Armenian News - Tert.am





LATEST NEWSAll Today news

22:02 • 31/10

France media: national radio station catches fire

21:48 • 31/10

Armenia’s premier promises successful export

21:32 • 31/10

Attempt to introduce a two-party system in Armenia – Arshak Sadoyan

19:29 • 31/10

Newly appointed Belgian ambassador to Armenia presents credentials to Armenian president

19:02 • 31/10

Cats fighting against Internet censorship with Turkish national hymn

18:45 • 31/10

1% price rise recorded in Armenia this Oct

17:22 • 31/10

Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore ousted, army says

16:58 • 31/10

Micro-rockets 'can destroy chemical weapons'

16:44 • 31/10

List of Armenia’s 1,000 largest taxpayers released

16:24 • 31/10

Key holy site re-opens in Jerusalem

15:57 • 31/10

Architecture and Construction University elects rector

15:33 • 31/10

IMF country rep praises collaboration with Armenian Government

15:00 • 31/10

Armenia should adopt full property liability system – minister

14:58 • 31/10

Judi Dench and Emma Watson get Bafta's Britannia Awards

14:44 • 31/10

Lower economic growth rates in Armenia – IMF official

14:03 • 31/10

James Cameron says 'Avatar 2' will be much cheaper than first movie

13:33 • 31/10

Pentagon to monitor Iraq war veterans for chemical weapons exposure

13:24 • 31/10

Burkina Faso leader defies calls to step down

13:13 • 31/10

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Azerbaijan in November

12:52 • 31/10

Armenian ombudsman asks education minister to consider special curricula for future sportsmen with disabilities

12:08 • 31/10

Karabakh people admit they need new political forces - Armenian politician

11:30 • 31/10

Apple vows it will never make cheap iPhone

11:28 • 31/10

Tennis: Murray qualifies for World Tour Finals after beating Dimitrov

10:58 • 31/10

Glendale-Armenian and LA doctor face fraud charges

10:45 • 31/10

The Breakfast at Tiffany townhouse on sale for $8m in NY

10:39 • 31/10

Turkish fighters intercept Russian jets in Black Sea as ‘unusual’ air activity continues

10:12 • 31/10

Hraparak: Enormously high maternity pay for ex-minister's spouse

09:28 • 31/10

Weather in Armenia: Meteorologists predict occasional rainfalls

09:13 • 31/10

Iravunk: Pro-LGBT Armenian NGOs seek collaboration with media

08:45 • 31/10

Asia shares rise on brightening US prospects, BOJ awaited

08:28 • 31/10

Irates de facto: Baby born without hands and foot paw in Yerevan

08:13 • 31/10

Russia and Ukraine agree on gas deal



ArmeniaRegionPress digestWorldBusinessEventScience/techCultureSportsLifestyle