It is with great sorrow that the KOHAR Family announces the passing away of our beloved Maestro Sebouh Abcarian, who passed away at his home in Nicosia, Cyprus, on August 5, 2014.
Maestro Sebouh Abcarian’s funeral took place on August 9, 2014 at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Church, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Cyprus-born composer, conductor, painter and educator for more than 50 years. He has also founded the Armenian radio program at the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, where he presented various programs for 46 years. After graduating from the Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, he continued his studies in Paris. As an opera singer, he has given recitals in Nicosia, Athens, Beirut, Aleppo, Cairo and Paris. He has also composed many songs, choral works, chamber music, oratories, cantatas, symphonic suites, and musical caricatures.
Many of these compositions were played in Tokyo, Paris, Cyprus, Beirut and the USA and won prizes. He conducted KOHAR in worldwide concert tours since 1999, namely in Beirut, Lebanon; Nicosia, Cyprus; Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; North America Tour, USA and Canada; Damascus and Aleppo, Syria; and South America Tour; Uruguay, Argentine and Brazil.
Maestro Sebouh Abcarian will be lovingly remembered by the entire KOHAR Family, his students, his colleagues and friends, and all the admirers of his artistic character and contribution to the Armenian culture and heritage for the last 50 years.
May God bless his soul and rest him in eternal peace.