Haig Papazian

Haig Papazian (Arabic: هايغ بابازيان) is a Lebanese-Armenian musician who is the lead violinist of alternative rock band Mashrou' Leila.[1]

Haig Papazian
Rudolstadt-Festival 2018
Background information
Born (1986-12-08) 8 December 1986 (age 33)
GenresAlternative rock, Indie
Associated actsMashrou' Leila


Haig Papazian was born on December 8, 1986 in Beirut. He started to play the violin at an early age, studying in an Armenian music school. Papazian co-founded Mashrou' Leila in 2008 while studying architecture at the American University of Beirut.[2][3] Besides a successful musical career, he pursued architectural studies, receiving Fawzi Azar Architectural Award in 2008.[4]

Papazian has been featured on the cover of and Jordan's My.Kali magazine.[5][6] and on the cover of the Middle East edition of Rolling Stone magazine as part of Mashrou' Leila.[7]


  1. ^ Egypt Independent: The obsessions of Mashrou Leila
  2. ^ Agenda Culturel: Haig Papazian : "Je voudrais mourir en héros" (in French)
  3. ^ The Guardian: Mashrou' Leila: the Lebanese band changing the tune of Arab politics
  4. ^ "American University of Beirut: AUB student Haig Papazian receives $10,000 architecture award". Archived from the original on 2017-10-21. Retrieved 2016-04-27.
  5. ^ Beirut.com: Haig Papazian on MyKali magazine cover
  6. ^ MyKali Mag: The Violinist Haig Papazian/
  7. ^ Alarabiya English: Rolling Stone Mideast choose first regional artists for cover

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