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Director of Yerevan State College of Culture

Vrezh Kirakosyan

VREZH KIRAKOSYAN

Background and Family

Vrezh Kirakosyan was born in a family of pedagogues on January 5, 1983 in Katnaghbyur village, Lori region, Armenia. His father, Tsolak Kirakosyan, was mathematician, pedagogue.1965-2005 he was the director of Katnaghbyur Secondary School. He died in 2010. His mother, Almast Savtalyan, is a philologist, pedagogue and lecturer. Vrezh Kirakosyan is married, has two sons.


Education and Trainings

2018: Management development programme in the American University of Armenia.

2016: Team leadership and problem solving (Management Trainings).

2016: Presentation skills (Management Trainings).

2015: Communication, negotiation skills and team building.

2003: Participation in the ''International Law Moot Court Competition'' named after Philip Jessup.

2003: Participation in the 5th republic olympics ''Constitution and Law'' organized by the Constitution Center of the Republic of Armenia.

2002: Participation in the third republic conference '' Defense Guarantees of Human Rights '' organized by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia.

1999-2004: Gavar State University, faculty of Law

1990-1999: Katnaghbyur Secondary School 


Positions and Employment

2017 – up to now: director of Yerevan State College of Culture.

2007-2017: deputy director of Yerevan State College of Culture; director of "Emi-Bi", one of the most popular & prestigious music production companies in Armenia.

2005-2007: deputy director at Katnaghbyur Secondary School, Lori Region; teacher of law at the same school.


Titles

May 25, 2018: Honored with the title "Honored Professor of the Academy" by the council of the International Academy of Culture & Creative Arts of the Republic of Armenia.

Since 2018: Honored to be a member of the RA Public Council led by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, in the fields of Education, Science, Culture, Youth & Sport.

2011: awarded with a ''Diploma'' by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia for his contribution in the field of cultural education.


Song Contests and Festivals

August, 2019: the director of the RA representative and a member of the jury at the international contest ''Palanga-2019'', Lithuania.

July, 2019: the head of the Armenian delegation and a member of the jury at the annual international song contest ''Slavianski Bazaar-2019'', Vitebsk, Belarus.

July, 2019: a member of the international jury at ''Shattyk'' annual contest-festival, which is dedicated to the foundation of Astana city and takes place under the high patronage of the president in Astana, Kazakhstan.

June, 2019: a member of the international jury and the head of the Armenian delegation at the international contest ''Creatività senza frontiere-2019'' in Pineto, Italy.

May, 2019: the director of the RA representative and a member of the jury at the international annual song and dance contest ''BOZTORGAY'' in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2018: award of ''The Voice of the Year'' at ''Handes'' music awards in Armenia.

2018: a special guest at the annual awards of ''The Future of a Nation'' programme in Kiev, Ukraine.  

2018: a jury member at the annual international cultural awards ''A21TV'' of the Armenian Cultural Channel.

2018: the head of the jury at the annual Pan-Armenian festival ''Eighth Note'' in Yerevan, Armenia.

2018: the director of the RA representative and a member of the jury at the annual international song contest ''Xali-Xalo-2018'' in Novopolotsk, Belarus.

2018: director of the national selection tour for the annual international contest ''Slavianski Bazaar-2018''.

2018: the director of the RA representative and a jury member at the annual international song contest ''ALTIN MIKROFON'' in Kostanay, Kazakhstan.

2018: the director of RA representatives and a jury member at the international art contest ''Зорныя кветкi 2018'', Minsk, Belarus.

2017: a jury member at the annual international cultural awards ''A21TV'' of the Armenian Cultural Channel.

2017: the head of the Armenian delegation at the annual international song contest '' Slavianski Bazaar-2017'', Vitebsk, Belarus.

2017: the director of RA representatives and a jury member at ''Shattyk'' annual contest-festival, which is dedicated to the foundation of Astana city and takes place under the high patronage of the president in Astana, Kazakhstan.

2016: an invited jury member at the annual international song contest ''Caucasian Championship-2016'', Armenia.

2016: the head of the Armenian delegation and a jury member at the annual international song contest ''EZERSKI BISER'' organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia and the Public TV in the cities Struga and Skopje, Macedonia.

2016: nominated as ''The Neo Classic Singer of the Year'' at the annual music awards ''Paparazzi Life'' in Armenia.

2014: participation in the ''Telethon Fundraising'' organized by ''Shant'' TV aimed at supporting the creation of ''TUMO'' Centre in Gyumri.

2014: the director of the RA representative and a jury member at ''Shattyk'' annual contest-festival, which is dedicated to the foundation of Astana city and takes place under the high patronage of the president in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Since 2013: the organizer of the national selection tour and the head of the Armenian delegation at the annual international song contest ''New Wave''.

Since 2013: the head of the Armenian delegation and a jury member in the international festival ''Riga Symphony''.

2013: nominated as ''The Discovery of the Year-2013'' at the RA annual cultural awards.

2013: the director of RA representatives and a jury member at the annual international contest ''OPUS-2013'' in Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

July, 2013: RA representative at the annual international variety song contest of young performers ''Slavianski Bazaar-2013'', was awarded a diploma.

2013: the director of RA representatives and a member of the jury at the international annual song and dance contest ''BOZTORGAY'' in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2013: participation in the international programme ''Duet'' organized by ''Shant'' TV.

2013: participation in a charity concert dedicated to the support of disabled children cooperating with ''Echo'' social organization, which supports children and youth.

2013: participation in the first season of the music programme ''Premiere'' organized by ''Shant'' TV in Armenia, as a result of which a new song was recorded and a new video clip was shot.

2012: participation in a concert with Armenian stars in the central square of Gyumri city.

October, 2011: a concert tour in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran; two concerts in ''Ararat'' sports complex, Armenia.

2011: a solo-concert in the Tashir City Culture Hall.

2011: a solo-concert evening in the City Culture Hall named after A. Margaryan in Stepanavan city.

2011: participation in the first season of the international song contest-show ''X-Factor'' organized by ''Shant'' TV, the prize of the winner, as a result of which a contract was signed with the international company ''Sony Music Entertainment''.

2007: participation in the annual international song contest ''Baath-27'', the Syrian Arab Republic, awarded a ''Grand Prix'' and a golden medal.

2005: participation in the caucasian international song contest ''Golden Neptune'' in the Republic of Adjara, received an individual diploma, 1st place choral prize.

2004: participation in the international state song contest ''Do-Re-Mi'', awarded a diploma.


Other Activities

Since September, 2014: a new character in the third season of the sitcom ''TNPESA'' on Armenia TV.

Since 2013: partnership with "Yeraz" Charity Foundation of Diabetic Children.

2012: recording of Gioachino Antonio Rossini's version of La Danza (Tarantella: Napolitana) with the accompaniment of Russian State Academic Ballet and Opera Theatre-Orchestra and shooting of a video-clip by the international ''Sony Music Entertainment'' in Moscow, Russia.



Participation in many concerts, shows organized by ''Shant'' TV, ''Armenia'' TV, Public TV Company of Armenia, ''Kentron'' TV, Armenian Second TV Channel, H3 TV Channel, music programmes of different radio channels. Performances at charity concerts in military units, orphanages and nursing homes.

Reading books as a hobby, especially books related to science, world history, management & politics.

Languages: fluent in Armenian & Russian.

Understanding with some spoken English and Italian.



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