Aleksandr MELIK-PASHAEV, Chief Conductor, Bolshoy Theater, since 1953; Popular Artist of USSR since 1951. three Order of Red Banner of Labor; Badge of Honor; two Stalin Prizes, 1942, 1943.
MELIK-PASHAEV, Aleksandr was born in 1905 in Tbilisi.
1928-1930 studied at Leningrad Conservatory.
1938 won 1st Prize at AllUnion Competition for conductors. Repertoire includes over 30 Western and Russian classical operas, including: “Eugene Onegin’’, “Pikovaya Dama” (Queen of Spades), "Aida’’, “Abesalom and Eteri”, “Dekabristy” (The Decembrists), etc. 1921 rehearsals conductor and pianist.
Since 1922 conductor, Tiflis Opera Theater. Since 1931 conductor, Bolshoy Theater, Moscow.
Armenian. Conductor from 1931. Chief conductor with the Bolshoi Theatre, 1953-1962. Guest appearances all over the world.