Ruben Aharonyan

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Ruben Mikael Aharonian or Aharonyan (Armenian: Ռուբեն Ահարոնյան; born 1947, Riga, Latvia) is an Armenian classical violinist. He has won second prize at the Enescu Competition in Bucharest and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1974, second prize). He is a Professor at Yerevan State Conservatory and the 1st violinist of the Borodin Quartet since 1996.

Aharonyan studied at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Yuri Yankelevich, and afterwards became a student of Leonid Kogan. In 1982 Aharonyan became the artistic director of National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. He has toured throughout Europe, North and South America.


  • People's Artist of Armenia (1980)
  • State Prize of Armenia (1988)
  • State Prize of Russia (2001)


  • (in Russian) И. Л. Золотова. Рубен Агаронян. — Ереван: Советакан грох, 1989. — 148 стр.

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