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Ruben Antonyan




Born in 1988 in Yerevan.

Studied composition with Prof. Aram Satian  at Yerevan  State  Conservatory and graduated  it with bachelor degree  in 2014. In the same  year 

moved to Germany where he started to attend Colloquium and Seminars with Prof. Dr. Manfred Stahnke, seminars with Prof. Dr. Georg Hajdu (Soundscape) and Sascha Lino Lemke (music theory and analysis) at the Academy of Music and Theater in Hamburg,Germany. In 2015 attended the 3rd Summer Art Academy of “Cultural Society” where he presented his 'Three Piano Pieces' after Robert Motherwell paintings. His music has been performed at several international festivals such as Music In Touch (Cagliari), Crossroads (Yerevan), Risuounanze (Udine), Opus 3 (Yerevan/Munchen), Loop (Brussels), etc. His piece 'M'Spiration for viola solo was chosen to be performed during concert Monteverdi and Contemporary music: project on the 450th anniversary of the birth of the Italian musician. The solo piece was performed by Maurizio Barbetti (viola), in Milan, Italy.

In 2018 he attended the Charlotte New Music Festival at Queens University of Charlotte, where he took a private lessons from Prof. of composition Dorothy Hindman and composer, visual artist and painter, Kyong Mee Choi.

In 2018 he graduated Yerevan State Conservatory with master degree.

Andranik Berberyan

composer, conductor

vice president

Born in 1994 in Yerevan.

From 2001 to 2008 studied violin and piano at the Sayat-Nova School of music in Yerevan.

Since   2012   studied   composition   with    Prof.

Aram Satian and conducting with Prof. Ruben Asatryan at Komitas State  Conservatory and graduated both with bachelor’s degree in 2016. Since 2013 works with “Sharm Holding” as a composer and arranger. In 2016 has worked on several films as Vigen Chaldranyan’s  “Alter Ego”,  Vahe Yan’s “Roots”, Mher Mkrtchyan’s “The Line “ & “The Line 2” as a composer. Also scored short films and documentary movies. Since 2015 Berberyan is the president and co-founder at QuarterTone organization. Currently he is studying composition for master degree at Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan.

Mane Hovhannisyan



Born in 1990 Yerevan.

She's an Armenian fine art and conceptual photographer. The preferred topics of her art are the reflection of the state in-between magic and

reality, the correspondence of the human body to the natural and urban environment, as well as the discovery of old soviet architectural leftovers through the means of photography. 

She worked as a lead photographer for "Daily" newspaper of Golden Apricot International Film Festival (from 2015-2019).
Twice she was a winner of contests of Mirzoyan Photo Library "Old Yerevan'' and "Landscape and Architecture", in which frames her photos were exhibited. Also honored with the “Multimedia Production Lab Grant” in Tbilisi.
In 2020 "Barren Magazine" dedicated the entire look of their issue No.17 to her photography. Moreover, some of the images from "FABULA" cycle were published in the online magazines "Gulf Stream Magazine'', "Arkana'', "Wild Roof Journal'', "The Closed Eye Open" and "eris & eros'', also, the photographs were published in print way for River Styx magazine.
Also collaborated with numerous music organizations and ensembles, including ''Artconcept', ensemble ''Assonance'', State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia, Young Artists of Opera, "Crossroads International Music Festival" with orders for posters of concerts.

Haykuhi Alaverdyan




Haykuhi was born in Yerevan in 1993. From 2009 to 2013 she studied linguistics and cross-cultural communication (Russian Philology minor) at Yerevan State University. In 2015 she obtained

her Master's degree in Russian language and literature, defending her honors thesis on the topic of “Indicators of Argumentation in Russian Argumentative Discourse.” 

She holds a TEFL certificate and is a co-founder/co-president of the "Gradaran" Cultural Organization.

Haykuhi has around 6 years' experience in project management, translation and teaching.

Sergey Umroyan

composer, singer

executive director

Born in 1991 in Gyumri.

From 1999 to 2005 studied piano and flute at the 4th School of music in Gyumri. In 2006 entered to Komitas  State  Conservatory in

Yerevan, where  he  has  studied composition with Levon Chaushyan, obtaining his MA degree in 2014. Attended the 2nd Tsakhkadzor Art Summer Academy in 2014. In 2016 his work “Havatov Khostovanim” was awarded the 3rd prize at the Armenian Young Composers Competition for choral works. Founder and the director of the Armenian National Music company. In 2015 was the vice-director of Little Singers of Armenia. In 2015 has lectured Art Management at Mkhitar Sebastatsi School. Currently teaching music at Qushnaryan Music School in Yerevan.

Aram Hovhannisyan

composer, flutist

artistic director

Born in 1984 in Yerevan.

Studied composition with L. Chaushyan and flute with Y. Noninyan at Yerevan State Conservatory.   In  2003  moved  to  Switzerland,

where  he  has studied composition  with M. Jarrell  and  electro-acoustic  music  with R.  Boesch at HEM de Genève (Master in Arts, 2008). Received international awards as Pre-Art competition’s First Prize (2005), Kiefer Hablitzer Prize (2011), Fluchtwege competition’s First Prize (2011) etc. Commissions from Collegium Novum Zurich, ensembles Paul Klee Bern, Aequatuor, XX Jahrhundert Wien, Pre-Art and others. Hovhannisyan’s music has been performed at international festivals as WNMD 2004, Lucerne Festival (2004/2007), , SonemusFest (2007/2011), Musikfestival Bern (2011/2013) Dilijan Chamber Music Series (2011/2015) etc. Board member at NGO. Co-founder and artistic director of Tsakhkadzor Art Summer Academy. Lecturer at AGBU’s « Musical Armenia » summer courses.

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Gevorg Gharabkyan


artistic director of the "Ponte Musicale" festival

Gevorg Gharabekyan is founder and conductor of the Chamber Orchestra I TEMPI in Basel, which performs a wide repertoire ranging from baroque to modern music, on period and modern instruments.


In 2015 Gharabekyan recorded his debut CD with Chamber Orchestra I TEMPI in cooperation with Swiss Radio SRF. In 2022 he is going to release his third CD with Chamber Orchestra I TEMPI. Gharabekyan has conducted the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse, Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, Argrovia Philharmonic, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn among others. He attended conducting masterclasses with Daniele Gatti, Ricardo Muti, Jorma Panula, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, David Zinman, Tugan Sokhiv and Johannes Schläfli. From 2009-2011 he studied conducting with Ralf Weikert in Lucerne. Born in Armenia, he started his musical education as a violinist and was the winner of several violin competitions. He continued his studies in Germany and Switzerland, where he was concertmaster in variouse orchestras, too.

Sona Haykazun Grigoryan


" Crossroads" festival moderator 

Born 1994 in Yerevan.

From 2001 to 2009 studied Piano at Saryan Art School in Yerevan. From 2010 studied musicology with Prof. Dr. Phil. Svetlana Sarkisyan

at Komitas State Conservatory and graduated with Bachelor Degree in 2014 with bachelor thesis "Recitation in instrumental music of 20th century".  Since 2015 studied musicology with Prof. Dr. Phil. Wolfgang Rathert at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (Master Degree) with master thesis "Hommage compositions in the music after 1945 to the present" and started to attend Seminars and Lectures in Art History and Musical Management.

Co-Founder and board member at NGO. Member of HAIK Studentclub (AGBU Young Professionals). In 2016 Internship at Naxos Germany (Musik & Video Vertriebs-GmbH).

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