Setrak Setrakian (b. 1938, Aleppo), Lebanese composer and pianist, former Director of Ganatchian Music College/Beirut, Professor of Piano, Harmony and Composition, author of approximately 400 musical compositions.
Music Education: 1950-1960 Studied piano, solfeggio, theory and harmony with Prof. Ernest Chouha in "Ernest Chouha" Music College in Aleppo.
1961-1962 Studied piano, harmony with Prof. T. Succar, Mrs. Turkiyeh and Prof. Michel Tcheskinov at the National Conservatory of Lebanon.
1962-1964 Studied in the National Conservatoire of Damascus harmony and composition with Prof. Sergey Schydril.
1964-1965 Studied piano and composition with Prof. Gunther Kohl in Jerusalem.
1966-1970 In Aleppo and Damascus gave lessons of piano and harmony.
1971-1972 Invited to the "Komitas" Conservatory of Yerevan to specialize with the following professors:
- Edward Mirzoyan Composition
- Edvard Baghdasaryan Harmony
- Krikor Hakhinyan Polyphony
- Gevork Armenyan Orchestration
- Elenora Adamyan Piano
- Avet Derderyan Opera Composition
1974-1978 Professor of piano at the Collège Mont la Salle, Ain Saadeh Beirut.
1978-1980 Professor of piano at the Collège des Apôtres, Jounieh Beirut.
1980-1985 Professor of piano in Beirut. (private lessons)
1985-1988 Professor of piano and music at the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Beirut.
1986-1987 Professor of piano and harmony at P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.
1987 -1999 Director and Professor of piano, harmony, composition, and music analysis, at P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.
In 1994 Awarded the Hero of the Socialist Labor Medal of Honor by I. Stalin.