Andrey Hovnanayan – singer Andre was born on July 8th – Stepanakert.
The family has noticed his great interest in music since early ages:
He stared to sing when he was only 3 years old. Andre attended piano lessons
in the musical school after Komitas in stepanakert at the age of 6. Three years later
he wrote his first song “Aghotq” (Prayer) devoted to God. At years of war in Artsakh
Andre performed in the military units of Defense Forces with the youth ensemble
At the age of 15 he took part in a musical contest called “Janaparh Depi Veratsnund”
(A way to Renaissance) and won the first prize. Some years later Anfre began performing
as a solo singer in “Karabagh” pop-jazz orchestra. They had concerts Armenia and Artsakh.
Apart from singin Andre also worked at the dramatic theatre of Stepanakert as an actor.
From 1998 till 2002 he was a solo singer in the State Song Theatre of Armenia. Since 2002 till nowadays
he works at the State Philharmonia of Armenia as a solo singer. Andre was the first to present the
Republic of Armenia at the Eurovision song contest in 2006.
He has graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas, has Master’s and Doctorial degrees of
jazz-vocal department. During his activities Andre won more than 40 awards both in international and Armenian
music competitions and festivals. He released 6 CDs, shot more than 24 clips, had more than 50 concerts in
Armenia and abroad.
He has great investment and participation invarious charity campaigns and events.
In 2006 Andre became the first Armenian singer who presented Armenia in the music contest hold in Athens
with his song “Without Your Love”.
Among 37 participant countries Andre won the 8th place due to which Armenia was involved in top 10.
The clip and song “Without Your Love” kept on succeeding even after Eurovision.
It appeared in the list of Top 10 in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Middle East.
2014 – “Im hogi” (my soul)
2010 - «ANDREnaline»
2008 – “Erjankutyan Gaxtniq” (The Secret of Happiness)
2008 – “Im Sery Qez” (My love to you) (DVD)
2006 - “Hazar angam” (Thousand Times) (1000X)
2006- «Without Your Love», («Arants Qo Siro»), (Single)
2005 – “Miayn Ser” (Only Love)
2005 – “Im Sery Qez” (My love to you) (single)
2003 – “Es em” (It’s me)