Tigran Hekekyan has been active in the world of choral music for over thirty years. He is the founder, artistic director, and principal conductor of the choir Little Singers of Armenia. He is also Founder and President of the Armenian Little Singers International Association. He has been a professor of conducting in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory since 1985, as well as the Headmaster of the Sayat Nova School of Music.
As part of his creative endeavors, Tigran Hekekyan has established and worked with a number of choirs, notably the Children’s Choir at the Alexander Spendiarian School of Music; the female choir at the Committee of Youth Organization; the Armenian Radio and Television Chamber Choir; and the Little Singers of Armenia.
The many choirs he has directed have earned acclaim by taking top prizes at numerous international competitions, including the International Choir Festival Arnhem in the Netherlands; the Takarazuka International Choral Competition in Japan; the Roodepoort International Eisteddfod in South Africa; the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod in Wales, and the Golden Gate International Children’s Choir Festival in San Francisco, California. TigranHekekyan has performed in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.
For his contributions to the advancement of Armenian culture, Tigran Hekekyan was awarded the Medal of MovsesKhorenatsi in 1996 by the President of the Republic of Armenia. His contributions in the field of education have earned him the honorary title of Prominent Educator by the President of the Republic of Armenia in 2010. In 2001, Tigran Hekekyan was nominated the Cultural Ambassador of Europe by the European Federation of Choirs.
Tigran Hekekyan is a full member of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hannover, Germany); the International Academy of Sciences of Nature and Society; the International Federation for Choral Music; the European Federation of Young Choirs; the International Society for Children’s Choral and Performing Arts; the International Choir Olympic Council of the INTERKULTUR Foundation; and an honorary academician of the Armenian Television and Radio Academy. TigranHekekyan was the Artistic Director of the Children and Youth International Festival Golden Ferry organized by PABSEC in 2001, 2002, and was also nominated the Artistic Director of the Aram Khachaturian Centenary Committee in 2003.
Tigran Hekekyan is the founder and artistic director of various national and international competitions and festivals such as Ashtarak ’93; Yerevan ’96; Singing Armenia, 2001, annually since 2006; United by Song, 2000; and the Song of Unity, 2004 and 2006. Tigran Hekekyan’s recordings have received many national and international awards and prizes.