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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.

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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 State Prize of Armenia, People's Artist of the USSR and Armenian SSR honorary titles, Aram Khachaturian Prize, "St Mesrop Mashtots" and "Khorenatsi" Armenian medals, "Alexandrov" Gold medal, the Orpheus Award and "St Sahak and St Mesrop" Order by Holy Etchmiadzin. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 92 (1920-2012)

Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1871-1928)

Birthplace: Kakhovka, Ukraine

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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 law-enforcement department at the same time. Ekimyan awarded by the "Renowned Master of the Arts" Armenian SSR official title. Born in Baku, Ekimyan's first song for the Moscow International Festival was approved by Vano Muradeli. His songs were performed and recorded by prominent Soviet singers that include Lyudmila Zykina, Iosif Kobzon, Lusine Zakaryan, Muslim Magomayev, Sofia Rotaru, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 55 (1927-1982)

Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan

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 ventures. During the Soviet time he was forbidden as a dissident, and was not allowed to go abroad. From the very beginning of perestroika he started numerous innovative projects which were some of the first post-Soviet era private enterprises, and helped pave the way for Russian show business in the new era. In the second half of the 1980s, Namin vividly demonstrated that he was a pioneer in the new ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 66

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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