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Haig Utidjian is an orchestral conductor, chorus master and musicologist. In his native Cyprus he was a pupil of Abp. Zareh Aznaworean of blessed memory, and is a Senior Deacon of the Armenian Church, with research interests in the musicology and theology of the Armenian Hymnal and in the works of St. Gregory of Narek. He was recently decorated with the Komitas medal by the Armenian state and the “Yakob Meghapart” medal by the National Library of Armenia.
Dr. Utijian's recent publications include the volumes They Who Imbibed the Effusions of the Spirit: The Art of the Armenian Book through the Ages (Mervart, 2016), Treasures of the Earliest Christian Nation: Spirituality, Art and Music in Mediaeval Armenian Manuscripts (Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov in Prague, 2018) and Tntesean and the Music of the Armenian Hymnal (Mervart, 2018). He is currently preparing his monograph entitled “Sweet in melody and voice: Words, neumes and music in the odes of St. Gregory of Narek," for publication.
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