The winner of four consecutive Juno Awards for Best Classical Album, Armenian-Canadian soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian has appeared in major opera houses and concert halls throughout the world. She has collaborated with some of the greatest living conductors, worked on diverse projects such as being the featured vocalist on the Grammy-award winning soundtrack of the film The Two Towers from Lord of the Rings trilogy, and branched out into other genres of music such as Electronica and Tango.
Founded by Geaorgy Minasov in 1998, the quartet features several unique modifications of the traditional duduk instrument, including the creation of both baritone and tenor. Minasov began the work on these instruments in 1992, and received copyright license for these inventions in 2002. The repertoire of the quartet includes Armenian folk and spiritual music, as well as traditional and modern classical composers of Armenia and the West.