Nersik Ispiryan

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Nersik Ispiryan
Ներսիկ Իսպիրյան
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Ispiryan in Lebanon, 2010
Background information
Born (1963-05-15) May 15, 1963 (age 54)
Yerevan, Soviet Union
Genres patriotic, Pop, folk,
Occupation(s) singer
Instruments Voice, zurna, dhol, duduk
Years active late 1980s–present

Nersik Ispiryan (Armenian: Ներսիկ Իսպիրյան, born May 15, 1963[1]) is an Armenian singer best known for his revolutionary songs.

Biography[edit]

Nersik Ispiryan was born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR, Soviet Union. He graduated from School No.160 in Erebuni district of Yerevan, Soviet Armenia. He studied in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory from 1986 to 1992, while singing in Akunk («Ակունք») folk ensemble.[2] He moved to the United States in 1995, because of pressure from Levon Ter-Petrosyan's anti-nationalist government, against him and other pro-Dashnak figures in mid-1990s.

Nersik Ispiryan is married with three children, two daughters (Ashken and Ani) and son Arabo.

Music career[edit]

Nersik Ispiryan is an author of more than thirty patriotic songs.

Some of his songs are:

  • Armenian braves (Հայ քաջեր)
  • We must go sooner or later (Պիտի գնանք վաղ թե ուշ)
  • On the Slope of the Mountain (Լեռան լանջին)
  • Fly, eagle (Արծիվ, սլացի՛ր)
  • Armenian land (Հայոց էրգիր)
  • Karabakh (Ղարաբաղ)
  • Im am from Mush (Մշեցի եմ)
  • Native land (Երկիր հայրենի)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Այսօրվա հյուրն է՝ Ներսիկ Իսպիրյանը [Today's guest is Nersik Ispiryan] (in Armenian). 
  2. ^ ՆԵՐՍԻԿ ԻՍՊԻՐՅԱՆ [Nersik Ispiryan] (in Armenian).