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Famous Composers from Armenia

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List of notable or famous composers from Armenia, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Armenia and even some popular composers who immigrated to Armenia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Armenian composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Armenia is included when available.

People on this list include Anastas Mikoyan Jr. and Aram Khachaturian.

This historic composers from Armenia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Armenian composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Armenia?" These prominent composers of Armenia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Armenian composers.

Use this list of renowned Armenian composers to discover some new composers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (19 items)

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    Alexander Arutiunian is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Composers from Armenia
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    Alexander Grigori Arutiunian, also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan or Harutiunian was an Armenian composer and pianist, Professor of Yerevan State Conservatory, widely known particularly for his Trumpet concerto described as flashy by the New York Times. He was awarded by the Stalin Prize and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer
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    Alexander Spendiaryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Composers from Armenia
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    Alexander Afanasyevich Spendiaryan was an Armenian music composer, conductor, founder of Armenian national symphonic music and one of the patriarchs of Armenian classical music. His compositions include the Almast opera and the Yerevan Etudes among others.more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1871-1928)
    • Birthplace: Kakhovka, Ukraine
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer
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    Alexey Ekimyan

    Alexey Ekimyan also Alexey Gurgenovich Hekimyan was a famous Armenian-Russian composer, and author of popular songs. Ekimyan was also a General of Soviet militsia and was the head of Criminal Investigation Department of Moscow region. He was considered the only popular composer in the world who ruled a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1927-1982)
    • Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
    • Profession: Composer
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    Anastas Mikoyan Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Composers from Armenia
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    Stas Namin – Soviet and Russian musician, composer and producer, artist and photographer, theatre and movie director, founder and leader of The Flowers rock-band; founder, producer of Gorky Park rock-band, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Ballet-on-Ice, Moscow Music and Drama Thetre and others ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Record producer, Songwriter, Theatrical producer, Entrepreneur, + more
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    Ara Gevorgyan is an Armenian musician, composer and musical producer. In 2004 he was awarded the Honorary Artist of the Republic of Armenia title by the President Robert Kocharyan. Gevorgyan is perhaps best known for his folk instrumental song "Artsakh" song has gained wide popularity in Armenia.more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Musician, Composer
    • Credits: The Priestess
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    Aram Khachaturian is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Composers from Armenia
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    Emin Khachaturian is a film score composer.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1903-1978)
    • Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
    • Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Mayerling, The Battle of Stalingrad, Othello, Girl No. 217, + more
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    Armen Movsessian is a violin player. His formal training as a musician began as a child. He received his high school diploma from the Tchaikovsky's School of Music for the musically gifted, and earned his B.A. and Master’s from the Yerevan Conservatory named after Komitas. He was one of only fifty-four ...more

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    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Musician, Composer, Violinist
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    Arno Babajanian is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Composers from Armenia
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    Arno Babajanian was an Armenian composer and pianist during the Soviet era.more

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    • Age: Died at 62 (1921-1983)
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: Arno, The Mechanics of Happiness
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