Tigran Hamsayan seems possessed by the idea of making the spectrum of his music as broad as possible. He was only 19 when he found himself catapulted to the forefront of the music scene after winning the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition. Knighted by the world's jazzosphere, the young Armenian was quick to avoid being 'catalogued': after trekking around with the unavoidable rhythm section formed by the Moutin brothers, in 2009 Tigran set up a group, 'Christened Aratta Rebirth'. Three years later, he went through another transformation with the album 'A Fable', stripping himself down to the essentials in duets with his own piano. His latest album 'Shadow Theater' was released in 2013.