Harutyun Topikyan

Professional activity of Topikyan-conductor started in 1973, when he graduated from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatoire. Since then Harutiune Topikyan has successfully guided several choirs: organized and led the Chamber Choir of the State Radio and TV of Armenia, “Komitas" choir of the Yerevan State University, Yerevan Chamber choir. Topikyan was awarded with Laureate of the “Lenin YCU of Armenia” premium (1982).topikyan

The choirs, conducted by Harutyun Topikyan, participated in many international festivals and competitions. In 1987 the "Komitas" choir of the Yerevan State University was awarded with the "Grand Prix" at the “Uventus” International choir music competition in Kaunas (Lithuania).

In 1991 Harutyun Topikyan became one of the organizers of the East-West United Song Festival "Bridges of song Tallinn-91" (Estonia), where he was honoured to conduct 20.000 strong choir. The same year he was invited to the annual convention of American Musical Association in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 3rd Annual Armenian Music Awards held on November 17, 2000 in Glendale, California conferred BEST TRADITIONAL ALBUM award to:  “The Music of KOMITAS Vardapet” CD, recorded by Yerevan Chamber Choir. Many records of choirs conducted by Topikyan are archived in funds of Armenian State Radio Company.
Currently Harutyun Topikyan guides the Yerevan Chamber Choir. Starting 1996 up to 2004 the choir was supported by Catholicoses of all Armenians, His Holiness Garegin I and His Holiness Garegin II.
During this years 9 CD’s were recorded by choir, this including masterpieces of classical and contemporary Armenian music.