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Romanos Ovakimovich Melikian

composer , conductor , music educator

Romanos Melikian was an Armenian composer.

Background

Melikian, Romanos was born on October 1, 1883 in Kizliar, Northern Caucasus.

Education

He finished the Rostov Musical College, then the classes of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov and B. Yavorsky.

Career

In 1914 he graduated from Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 1908 he was among the organizers of "Music League" in Tiflis. In 1925 Melikian founded the Musical school of Stepanakert, in 1933 he became one of the founders of Armenian Opera Theatre.

Romanos Melikian is buried at Komitas Pantheon which is located in the city center of Yerevan.