Edward Torikian is a Lebanese citizen of Armenian origin. As an experienced Choir Director and with a large musicological background, he developed a style where he applies Western compositional techniques on Oriental music, while respecting its modal peculiarities and the language requirements.

He composed, orchestrated and arranged more than a hundred Arab and Armenian songs performed in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Europe and USA (especially by FAYHA Choir of  Lebanon).

Leading the following workshop in EUROPA CANTAT Pécs:

Edward TORIKIAN (LB) See more >
Start date of atelier: Thursday 30 July
09:30 - 12:30
How to compose using Arabic scales

The Arabic scales are known for their abundance: traditionally there are more than 95 scales with variations! But, applying the transposition and modulation occidental concepts, we can reduce and count up to 15 main usual scales, an easier manner to keep them in mind. Still we have to listen and analyze the scales structure and characteristics with the melodic process in each one of them. The lecturer will be accompanied by an oriental organ in order to give live examples.

Leader of CCP sessions:
Edward TORIKIAN Short bio
Start date of atelier: Wednesday 29 July
10:30 - 11:30
Programme type: lecture