Александр Григорьевич Арутюнян
23 September 1920 - 28 March 2012
Born in Yerevan, Arutiunian studied composition and piano at the Yerevan Conservatory, going on to the Moscow Conservatory to study with Konstantin Igumnov from 1942-43. A few years later he continued with Boris Berlin.
He taught composition at the Yerevan Conservatory from 1962, becoming a professor in 1977.
He went on to become a noted composer. His Trumpet Concerto remains popular today.