Armenian composer of mostly chamber and choral works that have been performed in Europe and North America; he is also active as a conductor.
Vahram Sargsyan studied at the P. Tchaikovsky Musical College, at the Musical Theory Faculty. He then studied composition with Ashot Zohrabyan at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory from 1998-2003, where he also studied conducting with Tigran Hekekyan from 2000-06 and where he has had post-graduate studies in composition again with Ashot Zohrabyan from 2005-2007.
His music has been performed in Armenia, UK, Germany, Austria, Belarus, Greece, Russia, Poland, Italy, Canada, as well as in the USA. His composition Luis Zvart was performed on the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music (Minneapolis, Minnesota 2002). His arrangement of Khorurd Metz (Great Mystery) is included in the Oxford University Press anthology «World Carols for Choirs» (2005) and has been recorded by BBC Singers. It has been broadcasted by BBC Radio 3. He has had commissions from Oxford University Press (UK), MPAW Vocal Ensemble (Germany), A.R.CO.VA. (Italy), Boston Choral Ensemble (USA), and others.
His honors include the winner award in the third BCE Commission Competition (Boston, USA 2009), 1st prize in the International Contest for New Choral Compositions in Petrinja, Croatia (2009, for Anegh Bnutiun); an award from the World Armenian Congress “for his creative achievements” (2009, for Mythis); an award at the European Seminar for Young Composers (Aosta, Italy 2008, for Laudate Dominum); an award in the Choral Composition Competition in Yerevan, Armenia (2006, for Tantum ergo).
His name appears in “Who is Who in Choral Music” since 2007. He serves as a music consultant for «Europa Cantat» European Choral Association since June 2010.