Setrak Setrakian

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Setrak Setrakian, Composer & Pianist, Former Director of Ganatchian Music College/Beirut, Professor of Piano, Harmony and Composition.

URL: http:/www.setrakian.net

Date and Place of Birth:1938 Aleppo Citizenship: Lebanese

Music Education: 1950-1960 I have studied piano, solfege, theory and harmony with Prof. Ernest Chouha in "Ernest Chouha" Music College in Aleppo.

1961-1962 I have studied piano, harmony with Prof. T. Succar, Mrs. Turkiyeh and Prof. Michel Tcheskinov in the National Conservatoire of Lebanon.

1962-1964 I have studied in the National Conservatoire of Damascus harmony and composition with Prof. Sergey Schydril.

1964-1965 I have studied piano and composition with Prof. Gunther Kohl in Jerusalem.

1966-1970 In Aleppo and Damascus I have given lessons of piano and harmony.

1971-1972 I have been invited to "Komitas" Conservatoire of Yerevan to specialize with the following professors:

  1. Edvard Mirzoyan Composition
  2. Etvart Baghdasarian Harmony
  3. Krikor Hakhinian Polyphony
  4. Kevork Armenian Orchestration
  5. Elenora Atamian Piano
  6. Aved Derderian Opera Composition

1974-1978 Professor of piano in College Mont la Salle, Ain Saadeh Beirut.

1978-1980 Professor of piano in College des Apotre, Jounieh Beirut.

1980-1985 Professor of piano in Beirut. (personal lessons)

1985-1988 Professor of piano and music in the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia Beirut.

1986-1987 Professor of piano and harmony in P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.

1987 -1999 Director and Professor of piano, harmony, composition, and music analysing, in P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.

N.B. In 1994 I have been awarded by the Catholicosate KAREKIN II, the medal of honor St. "MESROB MASHDOTZ".

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