Artashes Kartalyan

Chair of Lark Conservatory’s Composition Department; Master Teacher in Harmony, Counterpoint, Orchestration, and Form & Analysis.

Education: Graduate of Romanos Melikian College (Yerevan); Graduate of Komitas State Conservatory (Yerevan).

Publications: Composer of many symphonic and chamber works – his compositions abound in melodic and rhythmic elements having their sources in Armenian folk music; As a Jazz musician, further experiments on Armenian themes in his creations.

Performance History: Director of the jazz quartet in Armenia known as the “Kartalyan Jazz Quartet”; Music Director for various bands and orchestras based in California; Performs around the world with various musical ensembles.


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