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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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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    Cathy Berberian
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    Catherine Anahid Berberian was an American mezzo-soprano and composer. She interpreted contemporary avant-garde music composed, among others, by Luciano Berio, Bruno Maderna, John Cage, Henri Pousseur, Sylvano Bussotti, Darius Milhaud, Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, and Igor Stravinsky. She also interpreted ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1925-1983)
    • Birthplace: Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Composer, Singer
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    • Age: age 34
    • Profession: Musician, Composer, Violinist
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    Edward Manukyan

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    Edward Manukyan
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    Edward Manukyan is an Armenian-born composer residing in Southern California, United States. His main works are orchestral and chamber compositions, which lean heavily upon elements of Armenian national folklore.more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Armenia
    • Profession: Composer
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    Georges Garvarentz
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    Georges Diran Garvarentz was an Armenian-French composer, noted for his music for films and Charles Aznavour's songs.more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1932-1993)
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Composer
    • Credits: The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Someone Behind the Door, Taxi for Tobruk, The Upper Hand, Teheran 43, + more
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    H.A. Der-Hovagimian born in Toronto, Ontario, is a Canadian-Armenian music composer, songwriter and producer. He signed his first recording contract with the newly found Hi-Bias Records imprint at the age of 17. For the following 15 years, he was mainly credited under the adopted pseudonym Mark ...more

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    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Composer
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    Ghazaros (Lazar) Saryan

    Ghazaros (Lazar) Saryan was an Armenian composer and educator.more

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    • Age: Died at 78 (1920-1998)
    • Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
    • Profession: Composer, Teacher
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    Loris Tjeknavorian is an Iranian Armenian composer and conductor. He is one of the most celebrated cultural figures in Armenia and Iran. As one of the leading conductors of his generation, he has led international orchestras throughout the world: in Austria, UK, USA, Canada, Hungary, Copenhagen, Iran, ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Borujerd, Iran
    • Profession: Conductor, Composer
    • Credits: The Messiah, Tight Spot
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    Ohannes Tunçboyacı was a leading Turkish musician, working mainly as a composer and an arranger. Tunç also played bass guitar and occasionally double bass, contributing to the albums of several musicians. He was the elder brother of musician Arto Tunçboyacıyan.more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1948-1996)
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
    • Profession: Musician, Composer
    • Credits: Aaahh Belinda
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    Samvel Yervinyan is an Armenian violinist and composer. Yervinyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He began studying at the age of 7 in Spenderian Music School under the tutoring of Armen Minasian. In the competitions he participated, he won all the first place prizes in his age group. He played Henry ...more

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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Musician, Composer, Violinist
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    Sirusho
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    Siranush Harutyunyan, better known as Sirusho, is an Armenian pop singer. She began her music career singing live in Canada, in the Armenian diaspora music scene. At the age of nine she received an Armenian Music Award for her song "Lusabats". Her first studio album, Sirusho, was released in 2000, and ...more

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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia
    • Profession: Songwriter, Composer, Singer
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    Tigran Mansurian

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    Tigran Mansurian
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    Tigran Yeghiayi Mansurian is a leading Armenian composer of classical music and film scores.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
    • Profession: Film Score Composer
    • Credits: The Color of Pomegranates, The Song of the Old Days, The Seasons, Gikor, Camera Obscura, + more
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