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READ about Ara in HOUR Detroit Magazine (Go to page 9)
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READ about Ara winning the 2012 Kresge Artist Fellowship
READ about Ara in the Armenian Weekly
“I was told that there was a really outstanding kanunist in the Detroit area. I Googled "Kanun - Detroit" - and the name "Ara Topouzian" was all over my screen. After listening to various audio samplings of his work on the web, I thought - "this guy should really be able to do it". He not only did it - he killed it! During the three days of rehearsing and the performance Ara's aura and musical magic helped transform this event into musical heaven. Bravissimo, Ara Topouzian!!" -- Composer Doug Richards, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Ara Topouzian’s eyes are almost as black as the distinctive dark coffee of his grandparent’s ancestral home in Armenia. He casts them upward as he tries to pinpoint the captivating sound of the kanun, the 76-stringed laptop harp he’s strummed for countless audiences." -- Rachel Premack, HOUR Detroit Magazine