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Avet Rubeni Terteryan (1929-1994); ARM

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Avet Rubeni Terteryan

Avet Terteryan was born in 1929 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the son of two active amateur musicians. He entered the Baku College of Music in 1948, and continued his music education in Yerevan, Armenia, first at the Romanos Melikian College of Music, and then at the Yerevan Conservatory -where he studied composition under Professor Edvard Mirzoyan. Among the awards and honors Terteryan earned during his long career include prizes at the Young Composers Competition (Moscow, 1956) and the Union Composers' Competition (1962), the Armenian State Prize (for his Symphony No.3, 1977), the Aram Khatchaturian Prize (1993), as well as the honorary titles of People's Artist of Armenia (1984) and People's Artist of the USSR (1991).

Terteryan is the author of 8 symphonies - three of which are featured here at the Classical Archives, 2 operas, a ballet, numerous works for chorus and orchestra, several chamber works, etc. His works have been performed at music festivals and concert halls around the world, including in Russia, Germany, England, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Finland, and the US. A number of his works were commissioned by prestigious performers and institutions - such as his String Quartet No.2, commissioned by the American-based Kronos Quartet, and his Symphony No.7, commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Culture.

Throughout his career, Terteryan maintained an active role not only as a composer, but likewise as an administrator within the Armenian music community; his titles included Executive Secretary for the Armenian Composer's Association (1960-63), the Vice President of the ACA (1963-65), and the Director of the Music Sector in the Armenian Ministry of Culture (1970-74). He likewise maintained an active role as a professor of music, teaching composition at Yerevan Conservatory from 1985, and giving frequent Master Classes at the Urals Conservatory in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Sadly, he passed away shortly after arriving in Yekaterinburg to attend a music festival dedicated to him. We are proud to feature the music of this towering figure of Armenian contemporary music.

Avet Terteryan
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