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Avetis Berberyan

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Name in Armenian Ավետիս Բերբերյան
Birthplace Yerevan
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Birth date 1966
Lived in Yerevan, San Francisco
Education Yerevan State komitas Conservatory
Profession Professional Composer
Positions Founding Director of Gala Art Gallery
Dialects Eastern Armenian
Awards Grand Prize of "Sayat Nova 2000" All Armenian Song Contest

Avetis Berberyan is one of the leading composers of the Republic of Armenia.

He was born in 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia.

In 1984, after graduating from the Tchaikovsky Music Academy as a cellist, he joined the department of composition of State Komitas conservatory under the direction of composer/ Professor Edgar Hovhannisyan.

In 1985 he won the Grand Prize of “The Young Composers’ Competition” held in Czechoslovakia for his song “The hymn of Armenian children”.

During this period he was invited to the “Metro” theater as musical director. Working with the artistic group of the theater, he wrote several musicals including two of Mr. Barbarian’s most known musical creations “The Master & the Servant” and “The Enchanted Prince”.

In 1988 he was invited to Moscow to work with the Russian film director Vishnevsky to create the music for the documentary “Lord, Save them” dedicated to the victims of the 1988 Armenia earthquake.

In 1989 he was invited to work in Yerevan Art Center where he established the Young Talent Chamber Orchestra and the Children jazz Choir. These two groups performed in many music festivals in the Soviet Union. In 1990 they were ranked the first in the “Glinka” award in the Ukrainian city of Lipetsk. In 1991 the children’s jazz choir got the Grand prize for the best Caucasian children choir in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Between 1993-2000 Mr. Berberyan served first as the Assistant of Principal Conductor Loris Tjeknavorian and then as the Director of the Concert Tour Department of Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2000 Mr. Berberyan won the Grand Prize of All Armenian song competition held in Yerevan for his “ Yelir,Ov Hai ” song.

In 2005 Avetis Berberyan won the second prize in a competition held by the “Young Saxophonists Association of Armenia”, for his composition “Autumn thoughts”.

His compositions are performed by many symphonic and chamber orchestras among them the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Armenian National Academic Opera & Ballet Theater as well as the Oakland East Bay Symphonic Orchestra, CA, USA.

He has scored music for " The Night" Short Animated film (USA), "Trick" for the International Songwriting Competition (USA), "Return" Theatrical music (USA), "Alone" Argentinian short film by ST Productions, " Betrayal" law budget movie ( USA), as well as TV commercials and jingles.

Avetis Berberyan is well recognized for his "Wake up, Armenian" Ballad, composed for Soprano, Tenor, Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, "My Mother" for Soprano, Symphonic Orchestra and Choir, "Road to the Mountain" - Adagio for Symphonic Orchestra,"Battle" for Symphonic Orchestra, "Loneliness" for Cello and Piano,"Sunset" for Piano and Symphonic Orchestra and many more compositions.

Avetis Berberyan is also the author of two anthems " The Anthem of Shushi" and "The Anthem of Artashat city". Both Anthems are officially adopted by the Government of Republic of Armenia.

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