Lucineh Hovanissian

Lucineh Hovanissian

 Paris, Île-de-France, FRA

Piano & the ultimate instrument- the human voice! A versatile and multi-colored fusion, oscillating between classical & jazz, modern & baroque... A one-woman show!


Born in Yerevan(Armenia), Lucineh Hovanissian has been performing on stage since the age of 9 as a soloist singer in Yerevan’s Municipal Park children’s Band, and at the age of 11, began performing as a pianist-composer. As a child she won awards at the Aram Khatchaturian young composers' competitions in Yerevan. Lucineh studied in the vocal department of the Jazz Art College and the Yerevan State Conservatory.
In 2002 she became a UNESCO laureate in music (Bursary Aschberg) & had the first prize (category "Solo Canto") at the VII International Festival 'MUSICWORLD' in Fivizzano, Italy in 2004.
She recorded her debut album in a 12th century rocky monastery's grotto in Armenia. "VEM- Sacred songs from Armenia" released in France(SM/Abeille Musique) in 2005 was nominated for Best Classical Voice Album at the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
An open minded and multidisciplinary artist, she freely crosses the musical traditions and genres. In 2008 she won TORONTO EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE AWARDS-International Artist of the Year. Her ‘MY CHILDHOOD’ song won BEST JAZZ SONG of the year.
In 2009 she won CEC ArtsLink fellowship & had an artistic residency at New York's Symphony Space.
Currently she is working on baroque-inspired solo project as pianist, vocalist and composer.

Lucineh has toured in Europe, North America, has shared the stage with Tinariwen, Juhani Aaltonen, and appeared on France Culture, YLE (Finnish Radio), WDR, NDR (Germany), CBC (Radio Canada).

She has performed at L’Archipel, Church St. Pierre de Montrouge (Paris), Lion d’Or (Montreal), St.John’s Church (Edinburgh), Symphony Space (New York).

Besides music, Lucineh is dedicating herself to neuroscience (she graduated from the Yerevan State Medical University and had specialization in neuroscience at Pierre & Marie Curie University in Paris).


2011 Feb-July: Artist in Residence at the
''Cité des Arts Internationale de Paris'', France
Oct.: PROJECT with Fundacion Valparaiso(Mojacar, Spain)
Nov-Dec.: Concerts with Mecklenburg INSPIRIERT in
2009 Oct-Nov: Artist in Residence at the
''Symphony Space'', New York, USA
2008 Oct: WOMEX/Sevilla, Spain
2007 Festival des Hauts de Garonne/France
Festival 6e Continent/Lyon, France
Middle East Spirituality Festival /Edinburgh, UK
2006/2007 Cultural year of Armenia in France/More than a dozen of performances, solo concerts & conferences in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux
2006 HaapavesiFolk Festival, Finland
2005 AltaMarca Festival/Italy
Festival Joutes Musicales de Printemps France
Hovanissian duo's Italian tour/Trento, Udine
2004 Festival Muscworld/Italy
Womex/Essen, Germany
2003 Artist in residence in Montreal at the ''Musique Multi-Montréal'' Festival Des Musiques et Du Monde/Montreal


/Recorded at the 12th century rocky monastery Geghart in Armenia/

Studio SM/ Abeille Musique, Paris 2005

''AFTER NOAH...'' A World music story from Armenia
/Experimental album of the ancient sacred and folk music from the Armenian Highlands/


Set List

Classical pieces (piano, vocals)

Erbarme Dich(Matthaus Passion)-J.S. BACH
Stabat Mater-A. Vivaldi
Lascia ch'io pianga(Rinaldo)-G.Haendel
Caro mio ben-G. Jordani
Voi che sapete(Le nozze di Figaro)-W.A.Mozart
Qual guerriero in campo armato(Idaspe)-R. Broschi

Baroque-inspired FANTASIES

For God so loved the world.../Collage by L.Hovanissian

Prayer/L. Hovanissian, feat.XIIc. Armenian poet N. Shnorhaly's & J.S.Bach's pieces

Ave Maria/L. Hovanissian

Libera me/G. Fauré-L.Hovanissian

Clarté sans ombre/L. Hovanissian, feat. X c. Armenian poet st.G. Narekatsi's & W.A.Mozart's pieces


My childhood
Hayk & Bel
Pagan New Year

Arrangements, traditional and folk music, Horovels*, ballads:

1. Kharabaghi Horovel /ploughing song from Kharabagh/
2. Drdo /love song, arr.piano/
3. Loru gutanerg /ploughing song from Lori region, Armenia/
4. Vaspurakan /dance medley, arr.piano/
5. Khio, khane /m