ARAM

KHACHATURIAN

(JUNE 6, 1903 - MAY 1, 1978)

 

BORN: TBILISI, GEORGIA

GRADUATED: Gnessin Musical Institute, Moscow Conservatory

GENRES: 20TH-CENTURY CLASSICAL

ACADEMIC TITLES:

  • Professor of Music — 1950
  • Honorary Member of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy — 1960
  • Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of the German Democratic Republic — 1961
  • Honorary Professor of the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, Mexico — 1960
  • Full Member (Academician) of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR — 1963
  • Doctor of Arts (Доктор искусствоведения), Academy of Sciences of the USSR — 1965

AWARDS:

Soviet Union

  • Honored Art Worker of the Armenian SSR (1938)
  • Orders of Lenin (1939, 1963, 1973)
  • USSR State Prize (1941 for Violin Concerto) 
  • USSR State Prize (1943 for ballet Gayane) 
  • Honored Art Worker of the Russian SFSR (1944)
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1945, 1966)
  • USSR State Prize (1946 for the Second Symphony)
  • People's Artist of the Russian SFSR (1947)
  • USSR State Prize (1950 for the film The Battle of Stalingrad)
  • People's Artist of the USSR (1954)
  • People's Artist of the Armenian SSR (1955)
  • Lenin Prize (1959) for the ballet Spartacus
  • People's Artist of the Georgian SSR (1963) 
  • Honored Art Worker of the Uzbek SSR (1967)
  • Order of the October Revolution (1971)
  • USSR State Prize (1971 for the Triad of Concerto-Rhapsodies: for violin and orchestra; for cello and orchestra; for piano and orchestra)
  • People's Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1973)
  •  Hero of Socialist Labor (1973)

Other states

  • Order of the Science of Art of the United Arab Republic (1961, "for outstanding musical achievements")
  • Medal of Pope John XXIII (1963)
  • Medal of the Iranian Shah (1965)
  • Honored Art Worker of People's Republic of Poland (1972, "for contribution to the Polish culture")
  •  Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) and title of Commandeur (1974)

 

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