ABOUT THE ARTIST

John Berberian is considered to be one of the finest oud virtuosos in the world. He has been featured in numerous concerts and dances throughout the United States, Canada, and South America.

John is known for a series of successful Armenian and Middle Eastern recordings and has recorded with such major companies as: MGM, RCA, Roulette, Verve and Mainstream Records. Two recordings from this series, Expressions East and Oud Artistry, were record breaking in sales.

John also recorded three LP's (A Mid Eastern Odyssey, Echoes of Armenia, and The Dance Album) under his own label, Olympia Records. The music contained on these recordings has been digitally remastered and is now available on two compact discs entitled A Mid Eastern Odyssey and Collections II.

John Berberian possesses a rare versatility of talent, academic knowledge and sensitivity to both his music and his audience. His inimitable style has brought him fame and popularity and he has been most influential in perpetuating Armenian and Middle Eastern music in America.


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