ARTO TUNCBOYACIYAN, musician, songwriter

ARTO TUNCBOYACIYAN, musician, songwriter

Arto Tuncboyaciyan is a Grammy Award-winning folk musician renowned for his avant-garde style.


Tuncboyaciyan was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. 

Claim to fame 

He plays an eclectic style of music accompanied by his unique vocals, which have made his sound a distinctive mainstay on the ethnic folk music scene. He founded the Armenian Navy Band which uses both traditional Armenian and contemporary instruments for an exceptionally different sound. 

What he said

"I copy no one…You have to be yourself.”

What others said

“He also brings a flavor not readily associated with much fusion music: the blues—Armenian style.” – All About Jazz

Noteworthy work


With Serj Tankian

Armenian Navy Band