48 Notable alumni of
Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory

Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory is 1201st in the world, 260th in Asia, and 3rd in Armenia by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 48 notable alumni from Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Arno Babajanian

    Arno Babajanian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1921-1983 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1947
    Occupations
    composerpianistfilm score composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Arno Babajanian was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist. He was made a People's Artist of the USSR in 1971.

  2. Ivetà Mukutxian

    Ivetà Mukutxian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    singermusicianmodelsongwriter
    Biography

    Iveta Mukuchyan is an Armenian-German singer-songwriter, model, and actress. Born in Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, she moved to Hamburg, Germany, in 1992. Mukuchyan returned to Armenia in 2009 and placed fifth in the fourth season of the talent competition Hay Superstar. During this time, she received vocal training at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. Mukuchyan also participated for season two of The Voice of Germany in 2012.

  3. Niyazi

    Niyazi
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1912-1984 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerpoliticianmusicianfilm score composer
    Biography

    Niyazi Zulfugar oghlu Taghizade Hajibeyov was a prominent Soviet Azerbaijani conductor, and composer of the renowned symphonic mugham "Rast".

  4. Alexander Spendiaryan

    Alexander Spendiaryan
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1871-1928 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    composerconductor
    Biography

    Alexander Afanasyevich Spendiarov was an Armenian and Soviet music composer, conductor, founder of Armenian national symphonic music.

  5. Tigran Mansurian

    Tigran Mansurian
    Born in
    Lebanon Flag Lebanon
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1960-1965
    Occupations
    composermusician
    Biography

    Tigran Yeghiayi Mansurian is a leading Armenian composer of classical music and film scores, People's Artist of the Armenian SSR (1990), and honored art worker of the Armenian SSR (1984). He is the author of orchestral, chamber, choir and vocal works, which have been played across the world. He was nominated for Grammy awards in 2004 and 2017.

  6. Alexander Arutiunian

    Alexander Arutiunian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1920-2012 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1941
    Occupations
    composerpianistfilm score composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Alexander Grigori Arutiunian, also known as Arutunian, Arutyunyan, Arutjunjan, Harutyunian or Harutiunian (23 September 1920 – 28 March 2012), was a Soviet and Armenian composer and pianist, widely known for his 1950 Trumpet Concerto. A professor at Yerevan State Conservatory, he was recognized with many awards for his work, including the Stalin Prize in 1949 and People's Artist of the USSR in 1970, as well as numerous honors from his homeland of Armenia.

  7. Konstantin Orbelyan

    Konstantin Orbelyan
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    conductorcomposerjazz musicianpianistmusician
    Biography

    Konstantin Aghaparoni Orbelyan was an Armenian pianist, composer, head of the State Estrada Orchestra of Armenia.

  8. Nersik Ispiryan

    Nersik Ispiryan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    singermusiciancomposer
    Biography

    Nersik Ispiryan is an Armenian singer best known for his Armenian nationalistic songs.

  9. Lusine Zakaryan

    Lusine Zakaryan
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1937-1992 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Lusine Zakaryan, born Svetlana Zakaryan (Armenian: Սվետլանա Զաքարյան; June 1, 1937 – December 30, 1992), was an Armenian soprano.

  10. Hasmik Papian

    Hasmik Papian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    opera singermusicianviolinist
    Biography

    Hasmik Papian is an Armenian soprano. She was awarded the People's Artist of Armenia title in 2004. Papian was named a Cultural ambassador of Armenia in the World for her contributions to Armenian culture in 2005 by the Catholicos of the Holy See of St. Echmiadzin and All Armenians Karekin II and awarded the Order of Saint Sahag and Saint Mesrob and Order of Saint Mesrop Mashdots.

  11. Nune Yesayan

    Nune Yesayan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    singercomposer
    Biography

    Nune Yesayan, commonly known as Nune or Nouné, is an Armenian singer who began singing with an Armenian jazz band in the early 1990s before becoming a lounge singer at resorts in the Middle East.

  12. Gegham Grigoryan

    Gegham Grigoryan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1951-2016 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Gegham Grigorian was an Armenian operatic tenor.

  13. Edvard Mirzoyan

    Edvard Mirzoyan
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1921-2012 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politiciancomposermusic pedagogueuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Edvard Mik'aeli Mirzoyan was an Armenian composer.

  14. Robert Amirkhanyan

    Robert Amirkhanyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1964-1969
    Occupations
    politiciancomposeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert Amirkhanyan is an Armenian composer and songwriter. He is a professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory. He wrote over 300 songs, vocal series, operettas.

  15. Ghazaros Saryan

    Ghazaros Saryan
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1920-1998 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Ghazaros Saryan (Armenian: Ղազարոս Սարյան, Russian: Лазарь Мартиросович Сарьян; 30 September 1920 – 27 May 1998) was an Armenian composer and educator.

  16. Edgar Hovhannisyan

    Edgar Hovhannisyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1930-1998 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagoguefilm score composer
    Biography

    Edgar Hovhannisyan, Hovhannisian or Oganesian was an Armenian composer, Professor of Composition at the Yerevan State Conservatory, People's Artist of the USSR (1986).

  17. Sona Rubenyan

    Sona Rubenyan
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Sona Rubenyan is an Armenian singer and songwriter. She is best known for winning the fifth edition of Hay Superstar.

  18. Eduard Topchjan

    Eduard Topchjan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Eduard Topchjan is an Armenian conductor, the principal conductor and artistic director of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

  19. Erik Karapetyan

    Erik Karapetyan
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Erik Karapetyan, better known as simply Erik, is an Armenian singer and songwriter. He represented Armenia in the 2011 New Wave international contest for young performers and achieved fifth place. He also won "Audience's Choice" of that competition. In 2016, he became one of the jury members of the Armenian X-Factor.

  20. Hovhannes Badalyan

    Hovhannes Badalyan
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1924-2001 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Hovhannes Hambardzumi Badalyan was an Armenian singer (tenor), People's Artist of Armenia (1961) and Professor of Yerevan State Conservatory.

  21. Tatevik Sazandaryan

    Tatevik Sazandaryan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1916-1999 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    opera singermusic pedagoguepolitician
    Biography

    Tatevik Sazandaryan, was a Soviet and Armenian operatic mezzo-soprano who became a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union in 1958. She performed as a soloist at the Yerevan Opera Theatre from 1937 to 1961.

  22. Alla Levonyan

    Alla Levonyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Alla Levonyan is an Armenian singer, who is a recipient of the Honorary Worker of Culture of the Republic of Armenia award, which is an honorary title in Armenia. In 2007, she was appointed the UNICEF Armenia Goodwill Ambassador.

  23. Sevak Amroyan

    Sevak Amroyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 2008-2015
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Sevak Amroyan, is an Armenian singer, who is best known as the winner of Shant TV's folk music competition Joghovrdakan ergich. Amroyan has released two albums so far, El Yetdardz Chka (2016) and Yarkhushta (2020).

  24. Vahan Artsruni

    Vahan Artsruni
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1989-1994
    Occupations
    composersingermusicianphysician
    Biography

    Vahan Artsruni is a modern Armenian rock musician, singer, composer and artist.

  25. Willy Weiner

    Willy Weiner
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    composerviolinistsingerpedagogue
    Biography

    William Weiner is an Armenian–Israeli composer, violinist and vocalist; Meritorious Worker of Art of Armenia (2008); a member of the Israel Composers League (2013); president of the Jewish cultural center "Menorah" in Armenia (1994), and director of the Yerevan State Chamber Choir (2018).

  26. Anahit Tsitsikian

    Anahit Tsitsikian
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1926-1999 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    musicologistviolinistmusic pedagogueethnomusicologistmusic historian
    Biography

    Anahit Tsitsikian was an Armenian female violinist. She toured around the world through more than 100 cities during the Soviet times; she taught at the State Conservatory for approximately 40 years and wrote more than 300 articles and scenarios for television and radio programs. She was also a scholar who established a new branch of Armenian musicology, history of performing art, and dedicated the last twenty years of her life to research in the field of ancient music history, becoming the founder of a new branch of Armenian musical archaeology.

  27. Tigran Hekekyan

    Tigran Hekekyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    conductorchoir directorpedagogue
    Biography

    Tigran Hekekyan is an Armenian conductor and music professor. He is the founder, artistic director, and principal conductor of the Little Singers of Armenia choir, as well as the founder and president of the Armenian Little Singers International Association. Hekekyan is a professor of conducting at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. He also serves as the director of the Sayat-Nova Music School.

  28. Vache Sharafyan

    Vache Sharafyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Vache Sharafyan, (born February 11, 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia) is an Armenian composer of symphonic works, chamber music, choral music and opera. His works include 2 acts opera King Abgar, ballet Second Moon, 2 acts ballet Ancient Gods, one act ballet “the bride of the desert”.

  29. Anahit Mekhitarian

    Anahit Mekhitarian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Anahit Mekhitarian is an Armenian operatic soprano. A leading soloist of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet of Armenia, she was conferred the title of Honored Artist of Armenia in 2003. In 2013 on the occasion of Republic day, she was awarded medal for Merit to the Fatherland. She has won first prize at three international singing competitions: the Francesc Viñas International Singing Competition (Spain, 1990), the Vincenzo Bellini International Competition (Italy, 1991), and the Julián Gayarre International Singing Competition (Spain, 1996).

  30. Stepan Shakaryan

    Stepan Shakaryan
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1935-2019 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1954
    Occupations
    composerpianistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Stepan Grigori Shakaryan was an Armenian jazz and classical composer, pianist, People's Artist of Armenia (2017), and professor at Yerevan State Conservatory.

  31. Hayk Melikyan

    Hayk Melikyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    Hayk Melikyan is an Armenian pianist and composer. He is widely known as one of the best performers of 20th century and contemporary classical music.

  32. Eduard Hayrapetyan

    Eduard Hayrapetyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Eduard Hayrapetyan is an Armenian composer of contemporary classical music.

  33. Vartan Adjemian

    Vartan Adjemian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1973-1978
    Studied in 1981
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Vartan Adjemian is an Armenian composer of orchestral, operatic, and chamber music whose works have been performed worldwide.

  34. Ani Batikian

    Ani Batikian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1998
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Ani Batikian is an Armenian violinist currently living in England.

  35. Geghuni Hovannesi Chitchian

    Geghuni Hovannesi Chitchian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1929-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    composermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Geghuni Chitchyan or Chitchian is an Armenian composer, pianist, and pedagogue. Her parents were veteran teachers; her brother, Henrikh, an established violinist.

  36. Ruben Sargsyan

    Ruben Sargsyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1945-2013 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    composerteacherpedagogue
    Biography

    Ruben Sargsyan, also seen as Sarkisyan, was an Armenian composer, laureate of the State Award of the Republic of Armenia, professor of the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory.

  37. Armen Babakhanian

    Armen Babakhanian
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Armen Babakhanian is an Armenian pianist.

  38. Araxie Saryan

    Araxie Saryan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1937-2013 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    musicologistart historianmusician
    Biography

    Araksi Sarian-Harutunian was an Armenian musicologist, art history candidate, professor of Yerevan State Conservatory. Honored Art Worker of Armenia (2008). Member of Composers Union of Armenia (1966).

  39. Kariné Poghosyan

    Kariné Poghosyan
    Occupations
    pianist
    Biography

    Kariné Poghosyan is an Armenian pianist residing in New York City. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 14 playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, and her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23, and has since gone on to win numerous awards as well as perform in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls.

  40. Gevorg Sargsyan

    Gevorg Sargsyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    conductor
    Biography

    Gevorg Sargsyan is an Armenian conductor.

  41. Diana Adamyan

    Diana Adamyan
    Years
    2000-.. (age 22)
    Occupations
    violinist
    Biography

    Diana Adamyan is an Armenian violinist who won the first prize in the Senior Division of the Menuhin International Competition in 2018. In 2020, she also won the Khachaturian Violin Competition which was held online due the COVID-19 pandemic.

  42. Sar Sargsyan

    Sar Sargsyan
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    baritonesinger
    Biography

    Saribek Sargsyan born 19 March 1981 in Hadrut, Republic of Artsakh, is an Armenian baritone singer.

  43. Ara Torosyan

    Ara Torosyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    record producercomposer
    Biography

    Ara Torosyan, known in the Armenian music industry by his pen name Murzo, is a music arranger and record producer. He is widely recognized to be one of the best music arrangers in his native country of Armenia. Torosyan arranged music and produced records for Andre, Tata Simonyan, Eva Rivas, as well as Armenian folk music stars Inga and Anush Arshakyans. He is a permanent member of the jury panel for the hit music television show Two Stars aired on Armenia 1 сhannel. Torosyan arranged and produced Eva Rivas's song Apricot Stone, which was the Armenian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 held in Oslo, Norway.

  44. Hrachya Melikyan

    Hrachya Melikyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1947-2006 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Hrachya Melikyan was an Armenian music composer and film composer. Hrachya Melikyan synthesized world music developments and national music particularities, forging his own characteristic and distinctive musical style. The majority of his compositions are instrumentals, including symphonic, chamber, as well as ensemble compositions. Melikyan also composed numerous choir compositions, romances, pieces for different instruments, as well as music to films including The Ingenious Peasant. He was a member of the Union of Composers and Musicologists from 1972 and the Vice President of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of Armenia from 1991 until his untimely death in March 2006.

  45. Anzhela Atarbekyan

    Anzhela Atarbekyan
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    musicologistart historianmusician
    Biography

    Anzhela Atabekyan is an Armenian kanun (kanon) player, musicologist, art historian, and professor at the Yerevan State Conservatory. She was awarded the title of People's Artist of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1986.

  46. Ara Aloyan

    Ara Aloyan
    Born in
    Armenia Flag Armenia
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory
    Studied in 1998-2003
    Occupations
    poetjournalistprosaistpedagogue
    Biography

    Ara Aloyan is an Armenian poet, writer, musician, pedagogue, journalist, and member of Armenian writers' union of Gegharkunik region.

  47. Siranush Gasparyan

    Siranush Gasparyan
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    opera singer
    Biography

    Siranush Gasparyan is an Armenian dramatic soprano.

  48. Gagik Badalyan

    Gagik Badalyan
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Gagik Badalyan is an Armenian classical, pop and folk singer.