Sarkis Vatché Boyadjian Resume

Composer, conductor, flute/Saxophone player and instructor.

Also known as SakoVatché, born in Beirut, Lebanon.
- He first discovers his passion for music at the age of 18 when he joins the community HMEM marching band and learns the Euphonium then the Clarinet.
- From 1983 to 1991 he studies flute with Nicole Sauveur and composition with pianist & composer Setrak Setrakian at the Hamazkaine Parsegh Ganatchian music school in Beirut, where he also instructs Flute and Clarinet as a substitute teacher.
- He gives solo flute performances with Barock Ensemble and plays respectively in small orchestras and ensembles.
- In 1995 he immigrates to Canada and establishes his home in Montréal, Québec.
- 1996-2002 he gets appointed as instructor and conductor of Montreal's HMEM Gamk marching band.
- He sings in various choirs, such as in Beirut, Kousan choir under the baton of renowned conductor Haroutyun Topikian. In Montreal, St. Gregory Illuminator church's Komitas choir under Varoujan Margarian and Choeur de L'UQAM under Miklos Takacs, with the latter performing twice at Carnegie Hall in New York.
- From 2006-2008 he resumes his studies at McGill conservatory and graduates in music theory & ear training program with high distinction. Simultaneously, he attends private composition classes with Alexandra Fol.
- In 2007 he becomes one of the founding members of Arahet Vocal Ensemble.
- In 2009 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Sourp Hagop Armenian Church, commissioned by the pastor he arranges a medieval liturgical song Anganimk for choir and organ premiering in Montreal.
- Consequently in 2010, he accomplishes all 12 chorales and compositions for choir, Soli, piano and orchestra.
- His original compositions for two short documentary films are selected and screened at the New York, Miami, Beirut and Paris international film festivals
- In April 2010, as saxophonist, he forms Saxopiano Jazz duo along with pianist Khachatur Ghazarian.
- His musical style is a mixture of classical, jazz, rock and ethnic Armenian and has numerous compositions in various styles.
- Presently he occupies choirmaster post at Sourp Kevork Armenian Church in Laval and gives private lessons for flute and Saxophone.

Updated:  February 14, 2011

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