Legendary Poet, Singer and Songwriter
Rouben Hakhverdian is a popular Armenian poet, guitarist, singer, songwriter and lyricist. Hakhverdian was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1950. He attended Yerevan's theater institute and in 1975, earned his degree in television and theater direction. He worked for the city's State Television Network.
Hakhverdian's songs are extremely popular in Armenia. They include the song "Navak" (Boat), which is his most famous children's song. Other popular songs include "Mer Siro Ashune" (The Autumn of Our Love) which is one of Armenia's best known romantic songs.Three songs that Hakhverdyan himself says have influenced him most and have been his all-time favorites are Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, Amsterdam by Jacques Brel and It's a Man's World by James Brown.
INTRODUCING ROUBEN HAKHVERDIAN
Rouben Hakhverdian was born in Yerevan in 1950, where he worked at the State Television Network and studied at the capital’s Theatre Institute. He earned a degree in Television and Theatre Direction in 1975.
A self-taught musician and poet, Hakhverdian has written and staged a number of musicals, of which “Satan’s Watermill” is a popular influences, Hakhverdian’s music has also been shaped by popular music of the 60s. He performs eccentric, extraordinary music by guitar. He is grateful to Armenian outstanding poet Hamo Sahyan for the lyrics of his songs. Today, Hakhverdian is celebrated as a modern troubadour (composer, poet, performer) in both, Armenia and the Diaspora.
Movses Khorenatsi medal, 1998
Gold Medal of the Ministry of Culture, 2006
In 2008 Hakhverdyan's album "For Children from the Age of 0 to 100 Years Old" won
"Ara and Maral" Award by Tekeyan Cultural Union