Varujan Kojian (1935 – 1993) was an Armenian-American conductor from Beirut, Lebanon. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and by 1956 joined Los Angeles Philharmonic where he became an assistant concertmaster. He began his job as a conductor in Vienna in mid '60s. From 1973 to 1980 he was the guest conductor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and during the same years was also working as an associate conductor for the Seattle Symphony. From 1980 to 1983 he was a director of the Utah Symphony and a year later became a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony of which he became director before he died at the age of 57 on March 10, 1993.
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