Looking for concerting grade Armenian duduk in key of A Tenor? Great news you are in right place. We offer quality Armenian duduk with reed by one of the best masters Karen Hakobyan.
Duduk in A Tenor suits both beginners and experienced stage musicians as well.
The double-reed mouthpiece “Ghamish” is a piece of art in itself. It is produced by a different master instrument maker. Compared to other double-reed instruments the Ghamish reed of the Duduk is longer and broader. Due to this structural characteristic the “Armenian Flute” gets its smooth sound.
Karen Hakobyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1961. He graduated from the piano department at Music School, and continued his education in the department of national instruments at Pedagogical Institute Yerevan, Armenia. As a student, he gave hundreds of concerts in Russia, Ukraine, and all over the USA. Soon he was invited to work at the Armenian state ensemble of national instruments as a ‘shviahar’ (exceptional Armenian soloist). Since a young age he is making the best duduks a musician can wish. Perfectly tune, and made of old wood. In Armenia Karen’s duduk consider to be top quality.
Karen Hakobyan plays almost all wind instruments and wishes to preserve, develop and show the voice and timber possibilities of Armenian instruments to people in all over the world.
The duduk is a double reed instrument with ancient origins, having existed since at least the fifth century, while there are Armenian scholars who believe it existed more than 1,500 years before that. The first instruments similar to the duduk’s present form are made of bone or entirely of cane. Today, the duduk is exclusively made of wood with a large double reed, with the body made from aged apricot wood.
The duduk has been used in a number of films, especially “to denote otherworldliness, loneliness, and mourning or to supply a Middle Eastern/Central Asian atmosphere”.
Armenianinstruments is happy to present wind instruments made in Armenia by master Karen Hakobyan.