Armenian musicians died at 78

Here are 4 famous musicians from Armenia died at 78:

Samuel Khachikian

Samuel Khachikian (October 21, 1923 Tabriz-October 22, 2001 Tehran) a.k.a. Samouel Khachikian, Samuel Khachikian-Fard or Iran's Hitchcock was an Armenian screenwriter, film director, film editor and film producer. He had one child, Edwin Khachikian.

Khachikian is considered as one of Iran's most significant directors in the realm of mystery, horror and suspense. He directed over 100 films in his career and his works are recognised as a vital part of Iranian cinema history. Khachikian began his career with the film, "The Crossroad of Events" in 1946 and then went on to create many memorable films, such as "The Lost Five Minutes" (1952), "The Fisherman's Black Eyes" (1963), "Revenge" (1986) and many more. He was also a pioneer in creating documentaries that explored local folklore and superstitions. Khachikian received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious Crystal Simorgh award for his achievement in Iranian cinema.

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Boghos Nubar

Boghos Nubar (October 2, 1851 Constantinople-June 25, 1930 Paris) was an Armenian personality. His child is Zareh Nubar.

Boghos Nubar was an influential figure in Armenian politics and a prominent member of the Armenian diaspora community. He is perhaps best known for his role as one of the founders of the Armenian National Assembly, which was established in Istanbul in 1863. Nubar was also a strong advocate for Armenian independence and worked closely with European leaders to promote the cause of Armenian self-rule.

In addition to his political work, Nubar was a successful businessman, investing heavily in the Cairo Electric Railways and Heliopolis Oases Company. He was also a noted philanthropist, supporting various Armenian charities and organizations.

Following the outbreak of World War I and the subsequent genocide of the Armenian people, Nubar became a vocal advocate for the rights of Armenian survivors and refugees. He participated in international efforts to secure aid and assistance for the Armenian people and advocated strongly for Armenian statehood.

Nubar spent his final years in Paris, where he continued to work on behalf of the Armenian people until his death in 1930. His legacy as a champion of Armenian political and cultural rights remains an important part of Armenian history and identity.

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Ivan Galamian

Ivan Galamian (January 23, 1903 Tabriz-April 14, 1981 New York City) was an Armenian violinist.

He was also a renowned music teacher, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential violin pedagogues of the 20th century. Galamian's approach to teaching emphasized the importance of proper technique and a strong foundation in the basics of violin playing. He taught at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, and his students included some of the most accomplished violinists of the time, such as Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Galamian also wrote several influential books on violin technique, including "Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching" and "Contemporary Violin Technique." His legacy continues to be felt in the world of classical music and his teaching methods continue to be studied and practiced by music educators around the world.

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Dikran Tahta

Dikran Tahta (August 7, 1928 Manchester-December 2, 2006 England) was an Armenian writer, mathematician, author and teacher.

He was known for his contributions to the field of mathematics education, particularly in developing innovative methods for teaching abstract algebra and geometry. Tahta was also an accomplished author, publishing a number of books on mathematics and education, including "Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein's Letters to and from Children" and "The High Road to Pythagoras".

In addition to his work in mathematics education, Tahta was involved in the Armenian community, serving as the president of the Armenian Cultural Association in Manchester. He also wrote extensively about Armenian history and culture, and was an advocate for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

Tahta was awarded an MBE in 1999 for his services to education and the Armenian community. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 78.

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