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Among Jivan Gasparyan’s pupils is someone who seems destined to become his successor: his grandson, Jivan Gasparyan Jr.

Jivan Gasparyan, Jr. (born October 23, 1982 in Yerevan, Armenia) has always been inspired by traditional Armenian folk melodies performed by his grandfather.

Later he studied music, piano, vocals and musical grammar at Yerevan Vocal School, where he excelled as a student.
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Jivan Gasparyan (born October 12,1928 in Solak, Armenia) was six years old when he started to play the duduk intuitively, without knowing any notes.

His first instrument was the gift from the well-known musician Margar Margaryan. Jivan was attracted by the sounds of the duduk performed by the maestros of that time, accompanying the silent movies with sad or cheerful music, depending on the scenes.
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