Armenian stars are those people from various industries that master their art and as a matter of fact, bring fame and glory not only to themselves, but to the whole country.
There are some people, who create our history. They are notable individuals, without whom the universe stops being the same. They bring some changes to our lives and make us feel more positive.
It does not matter whether they are writers, painters, actors or musicians. These people were born to bring something better to our lives.
As a proud nation, Armenians love to remember and glorify every Armenian who has brought fame to this small nation. We’ll list the most notable Armenians, who we can call Armenian stars.
Armenian Stars #1 | Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour is a French-Armenian singer, songwriter, actor, diplomat and public activist. He is a well known Armenian star across the Globe due to his unique voice tenor.
Aznavour is the writer of more than 800 songs, and he has recorded more than 1200 songs. He has sung in more than 8 languages and has been accepted internationally.
In his 93 years, he feels young and energetic to create masterpieces.
There are some people who grow old and others who just add years. I have added years, but I am not yet old.
Charles Aznavour should be always remembered as a famous Armenian due to his benevolent activities, whenever Armenian people faced hardships. One could never forget 1988, when the earthquake destroyed the whole city.
Charles was one of the famous Armenian people, who did everything to be near his nation even million miles away. He founded a charitable organization “Aznavour for Armenia” and helped hundreds of people. He continues his charitable activities till now.
Armenian Stars #2 | Serj Tankian
Serj Tankian is one of the most famous Armenian people. He is a Lebanese born Armenian star. Besides being a singer-songwriter, a poet and a composer, he is also a political activist.
He is better known as the vocalist of the group “System of a Down”. Tankian has released five albums, and all of them are very successful. He has been ranked as top 26th heavy metal vocalist among the 100 heavy metal vocalists in the world.
In April 2015, Tankian commenced “Wake up the souls” tour, which aimed to raise the awareness of Armenian Genocide. Tankian performed in 19 countries, including Armenia, and spread the message of waking up the souls to hundreds of people. He has a great contribution in recognition of Armenian Genocide.
Armenian Stars #3 | Djivan Gasparyan
He has awarded four times by the UNESCO. In 2002 Djivan Gasparyan received WOMAX (World Music Expo) lifetime award. He is popular in many countries, and his masterpieces became soundtracks for many international movies.
Armenian people should always be proud of Djivan Gasparyan, as he has had a huge contribution in recognition of Armenian music worldwide. He has created a unique type of music, which became the signature of Armenia across the globe.
Armenian Stars #4 | Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a professional football player, who currently plays as a midfielder for the Manchester United football club. Mkhitaryan is widely famous across the world, and his career achievements are influential for Armenian football players, as in Armenia this sport is not very successful.
Armenian people can never forget this humble person, because he always proudly mentions his nationality and never hides it, like many successful people from developing countries.
Armenian Stars #5 | Mher Mkrtchyan
Mher Mkrtchyan, better known as Frunzik Mkrtchyan, was a famous Armenian actor, whose every play was a masterpiece. Frunzik was very famous comedy actor, although his life was full of tragedy.
He passed away in 1993 and millions of people attended his funeral. This was the proof that Armenian people loved their actor and appreciated his talent.
Frunzik Mkrtchyan will be always remembered due to the heritage he has left to Armenian people. Armenian movies were at their peak during the times, when Frunzik was alive.
Armenian Stars #6 | Tigran Mansurian
Tigran Mansurian is an Armenian composer, who is widely famous in the world. Mansurian’s album has been nominated for Grammy in 2005. His compositions are the combination of Armenian art music and folk traditions.
Mansurian is doing everything through his art to increase the recognition of Armenian Genocide. He has written three works commemorating the victims of Armenian Genocide, and it is his dream to perform these works during one concert.
This famous Armenian is really appreciated and beloved by his nation.
Armenian Stars #7 | Flora Martirosian
Flora Martirosyan was an Armenian star, who performed in the folk genre. She performed guest concerts in more than 60 countries in the world, and was a beloved national artist of Armenia. The president of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan states that Flora was “truly national” artist:
Audiences, which she collected in the homeland and in the Diaspora, talk about the ethnic routes of her songs, which she has earned as a distinctive singer and Armenian artist
Flora Martirosian can never be forgotten due to the huge work she has done for her nation. Flora was the founder of “Artists for Peace” foundation, and she launched the cultural movement “Never again”. In this way, she was protesting against the Armenian Genocide.
The artist died in 2012, although the cultural heritage she left will live forever.
Armenian Stars #8 | Aram Khachaturian
Aram Khachaturian was a Soviet-era leading composer, who had a high recognition in the world. He is best known worldwide for his ballet music. “Gayane” and “Spartacus” are the masterpieces that the world recognizes and considers the most successful compositions of Aram Khachaturian.
The composer was considered one of the “three titans” of his era. He was described as a major composer of the 20th century.
Armenian people consider Khachaturian as “by far the most important composer”. Thanks to his incredible talent, Armenian composers have an example to learn from.
They consider Aram Khachaturian as the “national treasure” and recognize the composer’s importance in the 20th-century Armenian culture.
Armenian Stars #9 | Leonid Yengibaryan
Leonid Yengibaryan, “The clown with sad eyes”, was an Armenian clown, artist, who was the first one to introduce intellectual clownery, which made audiences not only laugh, but also think. He is considered as people’s artist of Armenia.
Armenian people once in two years organize mummery festivals in Tsakhkadzor, where people of different nationalities participate. In 2012, during the festival, Leonid Yengibaryan’s bronze statue was opened in the center of Tsakhkadzor.
There are a number of films about the artist, and all of them put the highlight on his strange smile, which burst out of his sad soul. The artist was not only recognized in Armenia, but also worldwide, and in the contest in Prague in 1964, he took the 1st place proving that his culture and art were extraordinarily different.
Armenian Stars #10 | Albert Azaryan
Albert Azaryan is an Armenian gymnast. He was 14, when he took the burden of his family, as his father died. In his 17 years, he participated in an exhibition of Armenian gymnasts, and was chosen to move to Yerevan and train with the professionals.
In 3 years, he already became a champion on rings, and earned the “Master of Sport” ranking.
Azaryan had a special technique that could not be revealed. He won several medals in international contests and was highly recognized by international audiences.
He was the flag bearer of Armenia in international contests, and in that way, he made his nation proud of his son. Currently, Azaryan is retired and occupies the position of the head at the Yerevan School of Gymnastics.
There are many Armenian people, who can truly be considered as the stars of their nation. Their talents shine brighter than the stars, and they are the ones that Armenia should be really proud of.
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