Lilit Bleyan – singer, songwriter from Armenia. She surprised everyone in her hometown Yerevan years ago, leaving the successful career of a TV host and journalist and starting to record her own songs. Since then, she has already recorded three albums with her own compositions in Armenian, Spanish, English and Italian.
Since 2014, she’s been giving concerts in Armenia and Europe with a live band or in a duo with Tigran Ter Stepanian, a Belgium-based Armenian guitarist, who’s also the arranger of Lilit’s songs and the founder of the Armenian-Belgian band ARAX, well-known among the fans of Armenian folk music. .
Lilit’s songs have been selected for radio stream in Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Slovakia, some songs have become finalists of prestigious European song contests, some have been used as soundtracks to films, some have been included in compilation CDs.
In 2015 along with her own songs, Lilit translated a series of French songs into Armenian (from Brel, Adamo, Piaf, Barbara), including some of them in her permanent repertoire.
What to expect from a concert with Lilit? Warm, acoustic melodies taking you through a mix of danceable styles, multiple languages and romantic mood. Lilit and her band throw artificial flavorings away to bring you pure, natural sounds, delicate arrangements and tender voice. From bossa nova and tango up to dramatic mood, from tears to laugh – here you have it all. Even when it’s a concert with just voice and guitar, you can be sure to get all that mix of various emotions, styles and moods. A former journalist and commentator – she’s always in a wonderful contact with her audience, creating an immediate warm and friendly atmosphere no matter whether it’s a concert hall or an art cafe.
In November 2017 Lilit and Tigran will be touring in Belgium, France and Netherlands presenting a program they made specially for this tour. The program includes Lilit’s songs in Armenian, Spanish, English, as well as several famous French hits translated into Armenian.
Born in Yerevan in 1978. First songs were written when she hardly started to talk. Graduated from the class of violin of a musical school.
At the age of 14 started singing in the chamber choir “Alan Hovhannes” in Yerevan.
At the school age, attracted by some Spanish songs, started learning Spanish by herself. The passion for languages led her to the Yerevan State University and she graduated as a specialist of Spanish and English. During her university studies, in a duet with a friend she attended some musical events and shows. Still, the music and songwriting kept being just a hobby.
In parallel with the university Lilit graduated from TV journalism special courses and soon became one of the young faces of the independent TV A1+ in Yerevan. She started as a journalist becoming TV observer, editor of the news section and also making some individual projects on the TV.
In 2010 she released a single in Armenian called “Waiting Trains”. The song had immediate success and made her think of recording a full album. So in 2011 her first album “In Another City” consisting of 9 acoustic songs in Armenian and Spanish was released. Soon she decided to refuse from her career of a journalist and focus on songwriting and singing.
Her second album “Paciencia” consisting of mainly Spanish and also some English songs was released in November 2013 in Yerevan.
In 2015 Lilit released her third album “The Blue”. It was recorded at SynSound studio in Brussels, with the participation of an international cast of musicians.
Lilit’s songs have been selected for radio stream in Spain, Italy, Uruguay, Peru, Slovakia, US, some songs have become finalists of prestigious European song contests, some have been used as soundtracks to films, some have been included in compilation CDs.
In 2015 along with her own songs, Lilit translated a series of French songs into Armenian (from Brel, Adamo, Piaf, Montand), including some of them in her permanent repertoire.
Since 2014, Lilit’s been giving concerts with her live band in various venues in Armenia and Europe. In October-November 2017 she will be touring in Armenia, France, Belgium, Netherlands presenting her new concert program “Soleil Vert” (Green Sun). For the tour calendar please press here>>>