Hi-Am Quartet

Tigran Yerkanian - I Violin

Sahak Karapetyan - Viola

Armen Mangasaryan - II Violin

Hovik Hovhannisyan - Cello

HI-AM Charity Foundation

HI-AM Charity Foundation was founded in 2001 by Nshan Adjemian. The Executive Director of the Foundation is Ashot Khudaverdyan. Its mission is to foster cultural and spiritual growth, health, sport, art and educational development as well as economic and environmental to the community through its specially designed programming and services. HI-AM Quartet is one of the projects of HI-AM Charity Foundation which was established in 2005. Its aim is to enrich our community with the help of classical music through special concerts and other educational programs.

HI-AM Quartet

HI-AM String Quartet is a classical group comprised of highly skilled and dedicated professional musicians in Glendale, California. All four musicians Tigran Yerkanian, Armen Mangasaryan, Sahak Karapetyan and Hovik Hovhannisyan have earned their Masters Degrees from the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Armenia. They have been members of Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, “Tagharan” Ensemble, and Orquesta Filarmonica Buenos Aires.

The members of the Hi-Am String Quartet share a unique history of personal and musical friendship that goes back almost thirty years. The first violinist Tigran Yerkanian, as the first violinist of the Symphonic Orchestra of Teatro Colon and violinist Sahak Karapetyan, toured all over Europe, Russia, and Latin America as members of the “Tagharan” Ensemble. Second violinist Armen Mangasaryan and cellist Hovik Hovhanissyan joined the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra in the mid 80’s and played both domestically and abroad in leading European and North American concert venues, including Carnegie Hall.

These musicians share their passionate love for music and their mission is to maintain the Armenian culture in Diaspora by inspiring a new generation to appreciate classical music. The Hi-Am String Quartet was nominated for the Diamond Award in 2009, was awarded a certificate of recognition by the City of Glendale, and received a Mayor's Commendation from Mayor Frank Quintero. The Quartet places special importance on educating our young generation with our unique music traditions.