Aram Il'ich Khachaturian
Aram Khachaturian, USSR Composer, conductor.
Khachaturian, Aram was born on June 6, 1903 in Kodzhory, near Tbilisi.
Studied at the Gnesin Technical School of Music, 1922-1929. Pupil of M. Gnesin. Pupil of N. Miaskovskii and S. Vasilenko. Graduated with distinction.
At the Moscow Conservatory, 1929-1934. Accepted for postgraduate study under N. Miaskovskii. Began his career as a conductor in 1950.
Conducted his own works in the USSR and abroad. Professor of composition at the Moscow Conservatory and at the Gnesin Pedagogical Institute of Music from 1952. Honorary member of the Italian Musical Academy, Santa Cecilia, 1960.
Wrote music for ballets and plays, including Shakespeare productions.