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David Balasanyan


David Balasanyan (Armenia/Yerevan) studied composition and piano with Ashot Ghazaryan at a music school at ''Mkhitar Sebastatsi'' educational centers in Yerevan from 1991-98 and composition with Ashot Ghazaryan and piano with Avetik Pivazyan at the Romanos Melikyan Music College in Yerevan from 1998-2000. He studied composition with prof. Ashot Zohrabyan at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory from 2000-05, and post-graduate studies 2005-2008. He is currently completing his musicology-thesis. 2004-05 assisted to composer Gevorg Armenyan the ''Basis of choral composition''. He participated with composer Ashot Zohrabyan as an Armenian delegate to the European Composers Congress in Vienna (2006). Since 2006 he has been a member of the Armenian Composers Union. Among his honors are 2nd Prize at 'The 90th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten Competition' for chamber works (2003, Yerevan, Armenia) for his 'Composition' for woodwind quintet; 'Naregatsi Young Composers Award' (2006, Yerevan, Armenia) for 'Postlude in memoriam...' for violin and piano; 3nd Prize at 'The 6th Sichuan Conservatory of Music Students Composition Competition (2010, Chengdu, China) for 'Flower Garden In The Dark' for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano. From 2009 up to now David Balasanyan has been working as an assistant at the chair of composition of Yerevan State Conservatory after Komitas. He also writes poems, many of which appear in his book 'Arahetner' ('Paths') (Pub. 'Mitk'; Yerevan; 2001). His works has been performed at different concerts and music festivals in Europe and Asia. His compositions are published in Swiss Musical Publishing House 'Sordino' and broadcast by national Radio and Television.

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