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Gagik Badalyan / Bio

Gagik Badalyan was born in Armenia. He graduated from music school and he have a degree as a classical pop and Armenian traditional singer.He had concert in Europe,Russia,Egypt and in U.S.A.
Gagik Badalyan, a native of Armenia now living in Los Angeles, whose work registers as a smooth revival of the estradayin idiom. Siro Yerk (Love Song), his 1999 CD (Garni), is a magical mystery tour of Armenian romance, tinged with some street-wise elements that make the case for continued estradayin evolution. The album is also punctuated with a number of fresh takes on folk songs, buttressed by traditional instruments, owing, after all, to Badalyan’s classical training.
Badalyan studied voice at the prestigious Komitas Conservatory. Before moving to the US in 1999, he earned several awards and toured, as a soloist with various national ensembles, throughout the Middle East, Europe and America.

Since settling in Los Angeles, Badalyan has been busy concertizing and recording. His solo and group performances have included an appearance at 2001’s groundbreaking annual Nor Yerk event, an Armenian Arts initiative dedicated to promoting original Armenian compositions and performances. The young artist also guest-sang on duduk master Yeghish Manoukian’s 2001 collaborative album, Echo of the Mountains (American Recording Productions).
Badalyan followed the release of Siro Yerk with Fantastic Dream, in 2001 (Peko Records). A natural outgrowth of his previous material, the CD offers a collection of estradayin and traditional songs with a noteworthy distinction: a jazz slant.
Badalyan is currently working on a third album, planned to be released before the end of 2011.

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Gagik Badalyan
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Glendale, CA