Lectures and Publications

Lectures and Workshops (highlights)

“Music forces Mankind to confront its nobility” – Franz Liszt 


  • 2019 Coordinator of multiple concerts and presentations to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Father Komitas in Toronto.
  • 2013 - 2015: Powerpoint presentations and coordination of concerts dedicated to Armenian composers Aram Khachaturian and Father Komitas.   
  • February 2004: Workshop entitled "Understanding Aram Khachaturian's Piano Music", hosted by the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association Pickering and Scarborough branches, at Grace Presbyterian Church, West Hill,Ontario.    
  • June 2003: Lecture entitled "The Life and Works of Aram Khatchaturian", published in Horizon Armenian weekly, cultural supplement (Montreal, July & August 2003), and Nor Gyank Armenian weekly (California, November 2003). 
  • July 2001: "The Business of Teaching" workshop for music teachers, in the context of "The Art of Teaching" Symposium organized by the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.   
  • 1994-1995: Lecture (in Armenian), on Komitas Vardapet, published in  Noragnounk, a publication of the Centre for Christian Studies and Theology, Montreal, special issue, April 1995. A second lecture on Komitas Vardapet published in Shirag monthly (a publication of the Armenian "Tekeyan Cultural Union"), Beirut, September-October 1995, 39th year, # 9-10.

Other Publications

  • November 2015: "Shiksa: Lara St. John’s New Take on Eastern Traditional Music” in Torontohye, November issue.    
  • March 2014: Troubadour and the Nightingale: a Juno Nomination for Isabel Bayrakdarian and Serouj Kradjian” in TorontoHye, March 2014 issue.     
  • March 2014: “East Meets West: Some Lebanese and Armenian Input”, posted on  www.nyconertreview.com (New York Concert Review) and  www.keghart.com. http://nyconcertreview.com/articles/east-meets-west-some-lebanese-and-armenian-input/.
  • December 2004: “Reflections on the Performance of National Music”, article in the New York Concert Review, December 2004 issue.   
  • June 2003:The National Element in Aram Khatchaturian’s Music”, article in the New York Concert Review, June 2003 issue.   
  • 2002: Boghos Gélalian, l’homme, le musicien, l’oeuvre, Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon (doctoral dissertation). 
  • November 1999: Securing Musical Memory article in Music Matters, the official newsletter of the RCM Examinations.