(b. 3 April 1973, Yerevan).
Armenian composer, now resident in Canada, of mostly orchestral, chamber, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Europe.
Mr. Arian studied piano with Ruben Saryan at the Romanos Melikian College of Music in Yerevan from 1989–92, where he graduated with distinction, and studied composition with Armen Smbatyan and piano with Elena Abajyan at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan from 1992–95. He studied composition with Karen Khachaturian at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow from 1995–2001, where he earned his BMus and MMus. He has studied composition with Denis Gougeon at the Université de Montréal since 2008, where he is working on his PhD.
Among his honours is First Prize in the competition for folk and spiritual music Komitas in Yerevan (1994, for Three Songs). His music has been featured at many festivals, including Moscow Autumn.
He taught composition, harmony, polyphony, and score reading at the Sveshnikov Choral Academy in Moscow from 2001–07 and analysis, form, instrumentation, and polyphony at the P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory from 2002–07.
He has lived in Canada since 2007.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Manfred Symphony, string orchestra, 1996
Concerto-Brevis, piano, orchestra, 1999
Skanda (symphonic fresco no. 1), duduk (oboe from Armenia), orchestra, fixed media, 2002
Sounds of Stonehenge (symphonic fresco no. 2), 2002
Ballad, clarinet, piano, 1991
Trio, violin, cello, piano, 1993
Capriccio, violin, 1997
Amaras, clarinet, cello, piano, 1997
Dedication, cello, 1998
String Quartet, 1999
Resonances, French horn, 2 B-flat trumpets, trombone, piano, string quartet, 2004
Dusk, cello, piano, 2005
For Armenia (text by Valery Bryusov), mixed chorus, 1997
Romances (text by Hovhannes Tumanyan), voice, piano, 1992
Three Songs (text from a folk source from Armenia), mezzo-soprano, piano, 1994
Album for Children, 1989
Toccata and Fugue, 1995
Three Pieces, 1997
Three Fugues and Postludes, 2000