Remembering Lusine Zakarian On Her 80th Birthday
“Amenain Hayots Sokhag” or “All Armenian Nightingale” Lusine Zakaryan, was born Svetlana Zakaryan, on June 1, 1937 in Akhaltsikhe, Georgian SSR, who, in 1952, moved with her family to Yerevan, where she attended a secondary music school. She entered the Yerevan State Musical Conservatory in 1957.
Zakaryan was a soloist with the symphony orchestra of Armenian TV and Radio (1970-1983).
She also sang in the Armenian Apostolic Church Holy See choir at the Echmiadzin Cathedral, and it is for her magnificent rendition of centuries-old Armenian spiritual hymns that she is now most remembered.
Zakaryan was also known for singing international opera repertoires as well as Armenian traditional and church music.
Lusine left us on December 30, 1992, in Yerevan, Armenia.
Born: June 1, 1937, Akhaltsikhe, Georgia
Died: December 30, 1992, Yerevan, Armenia
Education: Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan
Albums: Armenian Medieval Spiritual Music, The Holy Voice of Armenia, Komitas
Record labels: Hollywood Music Center, DOM