Armine Sarkisyan is a prominent jazz diva, who performed as a lead solo of the legendary State Jazz Orchestra named after Oleg Lundstrem for many years.
Armine has a vast repertory which harmonically blends world jazz traditions, French chanson hits, groovy rhythms of Latino American music and soulful motives of Russian romances. Armenian folk songs in her signature jazz interpretations represent Armine’s inspiring style bringing the new texture to the world of music.
Armine was born and grew up in Yerevan, Armenia, a city with rich cultural heritage. She spent her youth surrounded by many talented musicians and composers like Arno Babajanyan, Robert Amirkhanyan, Martin Vardazaryan, Stepan Shakaryan and many others. This rich, emotion-triggering experience did influence her future career. Also, it was her mother, Raisa Mkrtchyan, who set the foundation for her development as a true artist and bright personality.
Armine Sarkisyan graduated from the Central Music School of Tchaikovsky specializing in piano, continued with the piano faculty diploma from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Sarkisyan moved to Moscow and started her solo performances, conducting concerts and touring with Nikolay Arutunov as a part of team called “Blues League”. Armine also participated in signature studio projects with Russian stars like Uriy Antonov, Oleg Gazmanov, Alexey Glizin, Soso Pavliashvili, VIA “Nadejda” and many others.
Armine joined the Gnesins' Academy of Music in Moscow as high as a 2nd year student, specializing in Variety Jazz Singing. Having obtained the degree in 1998, Armine became a professor of Variety-Jazz vocalism in “MPGU”.