ARNO HARUTYUNI BABADJANIAN (1921 - 1983)
Born in the Armenian city of Erevan, Arno Babadjanian studied in Moscow, later returning to teach at the Erevan Conservatory, while establishing a career as a pianist. Relatively conservative in his musical language, he wrote in a style suggesting Khachaturian, Rachmaninov or Prokofiev.
Babadjanian’s orchestral works include concertos for violin, for cello, and for his own instrument, the piano.
Chamber and Instrumental Music
In addition to his two string quartets Babadjanian wrote a Violin Sonata and a Piano Trio. His piano music contains virtuoso elements, testimony to his own ability as a performer.