(b. 28 December 1984, Yerevan).
Armenian composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed in Asia and Europe.
Mr. Akshelyan studied composition with Vardan Ajemyan at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan from 2002–07.
Among his honours are Third Prize in the competition Aram Khachaturian in Yerevan (2003, for ecstasy), co-Second Prize in the competition Benjamin Britten in Yerevan (2003, for ellipse), co-First Prize in the competition for vocal music Ghazaros Saryan in Yerevan (2004, for tsover – seas), and an honourable mention in the competition for young composers pre-art in Zürich (2005). He also earned an award in the competition for choral music of the Komitas State Conservatory and the Armenian Chamber Choir (2006, for Manushakaguyn – The Colour Violet), First Prize in the competition Sayat-Nova in Paris (2006, for Pray), First Prize in the competition for music for piano Georgi Sarajev in Yerevan (2006, for Game), and First Prize in the competition for young composers pre-art (2007, for Kyrie Eleison). His music has been performed in Armenia, France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Music for orchestra, small orchestra (28 players), 2005
Music for 22 Strings, 2005–06
ecstasy, violin, cello, piano, marimba, 2002
edelweiss, flute, clarinet, harp, double bass, piano, 2002
ellipse, clarinet, viola, piano, 2003
string quartet, 2004
music for quartet, flute, oboe, piano, accordion, 2005
Like a Dream, violin, piano, 2005
Pray, shvi (whistle flute from Armenia), oboe, bassoon, piano, dhol (drum from Armenia), string quartet, 2006
Kyrie Eleison (in memory of György Ligeti), flute (+ piccolo), English horn, double bass, accordion, 2007
Graffiti, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 2007
Manushakaguyn (text by Yeghishe Charents), mixed chorus, 2006
tsover (text by Daniel Varujan), soprano, piano, 2004
Omorfiá – Beauty (vocalise), soprano, orchestra, 2007