(b. 25 March 1938, Gyumri).
Armenian composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in the Americas and Europe.
Prof. Israelyan studied composition and music theory at a music college in Gyumri in 1964, then studied composition with Grigor Yeghiazaryan at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan from 1964–69.
His music has been performed in Argentina, Armenia, the Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, the UK, and the USA.
He has taught as Professor of Composition at the Komitas State Conservatory since 1986.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
Music for Symphonic Orchestra, large orchestra, 1969
Symphony (text by Misak Metsarents), mezzo-soprano, large orchestra, 1981
Capriccio, small orchestra (17 players), 1982
Concerto for Chamber Orchestra, small orchestra (flute, oboe, 2 French horns, piano, 16 strings), 1983
Concerto, cello, 16 strings, 1983
Concerto, violin, 16 strings, 1986
Anthem No. 1, small orchestra (17 players), 1989
Septet, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 1973
Sonata No. 1, cello, piano, 1976
Sonata No. 2, cello, piano, 1986
String Quartet, 1991
Sonata No. 3, cello, piano, 1994
Sonata, violin, piano, 2001
Hatsin erg – Bread Song (oratorio, text by Daniel Varujan), soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, large orchestra, 1985–2006
Songs of love and sadness (text by Vahan Teryan), mixed chorus, 2007–08
Book of Tagher (Songs) (text by Gregory of Narek), mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, 3 percussion, 1971
Book of Sonnets (text by Henrik Edoyan), soprano, small orchestra (flute, oboe, 2 French horns, piano, 2 percussion, 14 strings), 1980
Book of Evening Songs (text by Misak Metsarents), soprano, piano, 1983
Autumnal Songs (text by Vahan Teryan), mezzo-soprano, orchestra, 1986
Four Songs (text by Misak Metsarents), soprano, 22 strings, 2003
Anthem No. 2, 1995