Vahram Petrosyan is an Armenian songwriter and record producer. He is also famous for being the husband and producer of famous Armenian singer, Lilit Hovhannisyan.
The attitude of the Armenian audience and public towards Vahram Petrosyan is very controversial. Some people think that his songs that are too eastern, Arabic and have nothing to do with Armenian culture and audience’s taste.
Others still enjoy his art,which comes to prove that Vahram’s “kind of music” has a demand anyways.
“My songs “smell” like in restaurants”, honestly mentions an Armenian songwriter and producer, Vahram Petrosyan.
“I create what people love, and I love it more than the fake R&B. I love Armenian music full of “rabiz” elements”.
Want to find out more? Read this article and discover the art of one of the most criticized Armenian songwriter, Vahram Petrosyan.
Musical Career of Vahram Petrosyan
Vahram Petrosyan was born in Yerevan on July 21, 1979. In 1995, he graduated from the School of Art #1, Yerevan, department of guitar and piano.
Vahram studied art in the Yerevan State Pedagogical University named after Khachatur Abovyan, and he was specialized in band-mastering and pedagogy. He also graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas, the department of piano, and in 2009 he did his PHD as a pianist.
Vahram is an author of more than 150 songs, musicals and soundtracks. In 2010, Vladimir Arzumanyan introduced Armenia with the song written by Vahram Petrosyan in Junior Eurovision international song contest. The song “Mama” took the first place and people of different nations loved it very much.
It seems that Vahram Petrosyan’s life, both in personal and in career aspects, is very interesting for the public. Below, you can find some interesting facts about this persona.
Facts about Vahram Petrosyan #1: He is in the Center of Critique
Even though Vahram Petrosyan is young, he managed to be criticized by the public a lot. Many Armenians blame him for adding Azeri music elements in Armenian culture.
To this entire clamor Vahram replies: “I love Azeri music; it is close to my heart”; and this courageous statement raise a huge storm of discussions in social media. This explosion of anger reaches also the political sphere, and some political analysts advised Vahram Petrosyan to leave Armenia and move to Azerbaijan.
Vahram keeps being stronger and stronger, and finds the power to give another interview, where he clarifies his previous statement.
He mentions that he loves Islamic elements in context of music and culture, and he also mentions that such a huge clamor against his art is due to his success in the bid of the songs, which Armenia should present in Eurovision 2011.
Facts about Vahram Petrosyan #2: Vahram’s Most Successful Project – His Own Wife!
Vahram Petrosyan’s wife, Lilit Hovhannisyan, is an Armenian singer, who always finds unique and creative ways to introduce herself. Vahram does not only write songs for her, but is also her producer and responsible for her whole career.
She has received a lot of awards, and she always has something new for her audience. Most of Lilit’s songs are written by her husband, Vahram. Lilit honestly tells that she is the first one to listen to her husband’s new compositions in order to choose the best ones for her.
Although Lilit is famous for her beauty and unique approaches, she is not far from being criticized for adding Arabic music elements in her music.
Lilit does not refuse it, and she also tells that she creates the art, which people want to listen. There are so many clamors, but one thing is obvious: this couple fill each other, and they continue to flourish in the long path of their career life.
Facts about Vahram Petrosyan #3: Their Staged Wedding was Under the Spotlight
Starting from the simple things to the major details, “Vahram and Lilit” wedding was marvelous. They took into consideration everything to make a perfect evening, and they successfully did it.
Kamo Blog presented the happiest moments of this couple to the public. Georgi Harutyunyan was the one, who was responsible for organizing the event. The wedding cake was made by “Agnes cakes”.
The hall was designed with lampshades, and the wedding souvenirs were designed as lampshades, too. Everything was designed in white and red. The most hilarious part of the wedding was the car, which was neither a limousine, nor another luxurious car.
It was a creatively designed track. Guess why? Well, Lilit’s wedding dress was too long for other cars. The amazing fact about their wedding was that Lilit wore three different wedding dresses during the evening.
This couple is great, and their wedding was one of the most discussed ones in Armenian show business.
Facts about Vahram Petrosyan #4: Vahram Petrosyan’s “Ooff”
Once, Arthur Grigoryan asked Vahram Petrosyan his favorite words from the songs written by him. Vahram could not find any, and all of a sudden, Anita Hakhverdyan reminded the lyrics of the song written for Karine Asiryan.
“I am done” (translated from Armenian “հանեցիր դու ինձ հունից”) or “Ooff” became the topic of the presentation of new songs written by Vahram Petrosyan in 2010.
Many representatives of Armenian show business were present, including Sofi Mkheyan, Silva Hakobyan, Anahit Simonyan, Lilu, Sona Shahgeldyan, Hripsime Hakobyan, Anushik Alaverdyan, Arsen Grigoryan, etc.
The presentation “I am done” was finished with the duet of Vahram Petrosyan and Lilit Hovhannisyan, and Vahram reveals that for the future he should consider deeply to organize that kind of project, because it includes a great amount of responsibility.
Facts about Vahram Petrosyan #5: Vahram Authored More Than 150 Songs
As it is mentioned already, Lilit Hovhannisyan mostly performs the music written by Vahram Petrosyan. There are so many popular songs among them, but the one, which is performed with the songwriter, is very beautiful. Let’s take a look at some of them!
Vahram Petosyan Song #1: Do Not Return
“Do not return” (translated from Armenian <<Հետ չգաս>>) is a duet about love, which has a sad context.
The music video is very simple compared to the other videos of Lilit Hovhannisyan’s songs, but it is also important to mention that the video was released in 2011.
So, for that particular time period, it was one of the favorite music videos. For now, use your time machine, and travel to 2011.
Vahram Petrosyan Song #2: The Cost of Life
There were times, when dozens of Armenian people were in front of their TV sets to watch “The cost of life” (translated from Armenian <<Կյանքի գինը >>), the most popular soap opera of that time.
The author of the music, Vahram Petrosyan, was able to make the soundtrack very popular. The singer, who performs it, is Razmik Amyan, whose sweet voice adds to the music unique elements.
One more interesting result from the cooperation of Vahram Petrosyan and Razmik Amyan is the song “Vay, Vay”. Make yourself familiar to two different styles of songs written by the producer Vahram Petrosyan.
Vahram Petrosyan Song #3: Hi
It is also interesting to know that singer Emmy, who had been selected to participate in the Eurovision song contest in 2011, represented 4 songs to the Armenian audience, out of which, one should have been selected.
Vahram Petrosyan was announced with other composers to write songs for the internal selection. The author of the song “Hi” is Vahram Petrosyan.
Would you like to listen to this kind of music from the stage of Eurovision song contest?
Vahram Petrosyan Song #4: Eli Eli
An Armenian singer Hripsime Hakobyan also likes the team work with Vahram Petrosyan. The results of their successful cooperation are “The dance of the bride” (Translated from Armenian <<Հարսի պարը>>), “Again and Again “(Translated from Armenian <<Էլի, Էլի>>), “Strange” (Translated from Armenian <<տարօրինակ>>).
Each of them successfully buids an emotional contact with the audience, and the value the singer and the songwriter capture back is the aplauses . In many Armenian weddings “The dance of the bride” is the traditional choice of music. “Again and Again” used to be very popular in Armenian clubs, and the song “Strange” has very touching lyrics. Listen and enjoy!
Vahram Petrosyan Song #5: Mama
Another singer, whose cooperation with Vahram Petrosyan gave a birth to an amazing song, is Sofi Mkheyan.
A very beutiful music, great lyrics, nice music video and an excellent performance. The song “Mama” is about the love towards the most precious creature on the Earth- mother.
Listen and do not forget to tell your mom how much you love her!
Find More of Vahram Petrosyan’s Music
Seems you partially discovered the art of Vahram Petrosyan’s music. What do you think of it? Does it really smell like in restaurants?
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