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Levon Eskenian graduated from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory where he obtained a Master’s degree studying piano with Professor R. Shugarov (2005). In 2007 he took his Postgraduate degree in the class of Professor Willy Sargsyan. He has also studied composition, organ and improvisation classes at the Conservatory and harpsichord in Austria and Italy with the English organist and harpsichordist Christopher Stembridge. From 2006-2014 he has been the Artistic Director of the Narekatsi Art Union, since 2012 he is the Artistic Director of the AGBU "Musical Armenia" program. In 2008, gathering leading musicians playing Armenian and Middle Eastern authentic instruments Eskenian founded the Gurdjieff Ensemble to play his arrangements of the G.I. Gurdjieff/Thomas de Hartmann piano music.
Over time, the ensemble expanded its repertoire and included also Komitas' instrumentations, Armenian folk and spiritual music, and collaborated with such brilliant contemporary composers, as Tigran Mansurian.