Today is Flora Martirosyan’s birthday

Today is Flora Martirosyan’s birthday. Flora Martirosian was born on February 5, 1957 in Leninakan (now Gyumri). Martirosyan studied at the Gyumri Musical School. Her participation in the Garun 73 contest in 1973 brought her the first prize.

A graduate of the Yerevan State Conservatory, she later married Hrahat Gevorgyan, a journalist, in 1987. Martirosyan won her first international award in the Hamburg International Festival in 1978.

Flora Martirosyan founded the Komitas Musical Academy in Los Angeles in 2002. In 2007, she established the Artists for Peace Charity Foundation which attracted a large number of world-renowned singers and Hollywood superstars who joined under the slogan “Never Again” to raise their voice of protest against genocides.

The famed Armenian singer passed away on November 20, 2012. Complications of a gallbladder surgery are thought to be the cause of her decease

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