Stepan Shakaryan

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Stepan Shakaryan
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Born(1935-10-23)23 October 1935
Died22 June 2019(2019-06-22) (aged 83)
Yerevan, Armenia
CitizenshipArmenia
Alma materGnessin Musical Institute, Yerevan State Conservatory
Era20th-century classical music
AwardsPeople's Artist of the Republic of Armenia (2017)

Stepan Grigori Shakaryan (Armenian: Ստեփան Շաքարյան, 23 October 1935 – 22 June 2019) was an Armenian jazz and classical composer, pianist, People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia (2017), and professor at Yerevan State Conservatory.

Biography[edit]

Stepan Shakaryan was born on 23 October 1935, in Baku. In 1952 he moved to Yerevan. In 1954 he entered Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. In 1956 he met Aram Khachaturian and was transferred to the Moscow Gnesin Institute, then finished Leningrad Conservatory.[1] In 1964 he returned to Yerevan and in 1965 he won the Yerevan Jazz Festival's Gold medal. He was the composer of Sergei Parajanov's "Hakob Hovnatanyan" (1967)[2] and "Pingvinashen" Armenian cartoon.

He was the founder and from 1986 to 1990 the Head of the Soloists Jazz Ensemble of the Radio Committee. Since 1992 he teached at Yerevan State Conservatory. In 2009 Stepan Shakaryan's CD "The Moon on the Mountain" was included in the "Armenian Jazz 70" collection.

Works[edit]

Symphonic works[edit]

  • Symphony N° 1 (Concert for orchestra, 1961)
  • Symphony N° 2 (choreographic symphony, 1965)
  • Symphony N° 3 (1975)
  • “Festival overture” (1995)
  • Symphonic orchestra “Armenia” (1991)
  • “Aria” (1982)

Chamber works[edit]

  • “Poem about Komitas” for string quartet (1965)
  • 4 aquarelles for string ensemble (1987).
  • Sonata for piano (1963)
  • Sonata for piano “Bells” (1982)
  • Sonatina for piano (1963)
  • Series “Pittoresks” for piano (1983)

Choreographic music[edit]

  • Ballet “Jealous” (1965, Yerevan 1992)
  • “Aghavnavank” (“Monastry of doves”, 1990)
  • “Ripsime” (1998)
  • Piece for variety ensemble and jazz

Other[edit]

  • “Trio-retro” (piano, violin, violoncello)
  • Trio N° 1 (1993)
  • Trio N° 2[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Famous Armenian composer Stepan Shakaryan died, Panorama, 2019
  2. ^ The Cinema of Sergei Parajanov, by James Steffen, University of Wisconsin Pres, p. 256
  3. ^ Works

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