Jirayr Shahrimanyan

(b. 5 February 1988, Yerevan).

Armenian composer of mostly chamber, choral and vocal works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and North America.

Mr. Shahrimanyan studied composition and piano at the Avet Gabrielyan Music School in Yerevan from 1995–2002. He then studied composition and music theory privately with Martun Israelyan in Yerevan in 2003–04 and composition with him at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan from 2004–12.

Among his honours are co-Second Prize in the competition for vocal music Ghazaros Saryan in Yerevan (2008, for Three Songs), Second Prize in a competition for music for children's chorus in Yerevan (2010) and Special Prize in competition Aram Khachaturian in Yerevan (2011). His music has been performed in Armenia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, France, the Netherlands, and the USA.


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Elegy, violin, string orchestra, 2006

Winter peaceful strophes (cantata, text by Hakob Movses), soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, large orchestra (78 players), 2008–09

Serenade, string orchestra, 2009

Sinfonietta, 2010–11

Broken Spaces, small orchestra (14 players), 2011


Trio, clarinet, violin, piano, 2003–04

Sonata, flute, piano, 2004

Five Pieces, violin, piano, 2005

Piano Quartet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 2005

Wind Quintet, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2006

Two Pieces for Solo Cello, cello, 2007

Piano Trio, violin, cello, piano, 2007

Metamorphosis, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, B-flat trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, 2008

Five Bagatelles, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, 2008

Sonata, viola, piano, 2009

Arabesque, guitar, 2010

String Quartet, 2011

Recitative, flute, 2011

Sonata, violin, cello, 2011


Four Choruses (text by Misak Metsarents), mixed chorus, 2004–05

IrikunsMy Evening (text by Misak Metsarents), mixed chorus, 2006

Two Sacred Choruses: Vidi aquam, Asperges me (text from the Mass), mixed chorus, 2007

Kyrie eleison, mixed chorus, 2008

Four Choruses (text by Avetik Isahakyan), mixed chorus, 2010


Tagh TznndyanSong of Birth (text by Gregory of Narek), soprano, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, 2005

Three Songs (text by Artem Harutyunyan), soprano, piano, 2007

Five Songs (text by Vahan Teryan), soprano, piano, 2009

To the Boy Elis (text by Georg Trakl), soprano, piano, 2011

Ave Maria (text by Sokrat Khanyan), mezzo-soprano, piano, 2011


Sonatina, 2003

Poem, 2004

Four Tanka, 2011


Chorale and Toccata, 2006


Tzagumn hrashali (Movses Khorenatsi), mixed chorus, 2006

Ov zarmanali (Grigor Pahlavuni), mixed chorus, 2006