Konstantin Orbelyan

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K. A. Orbelyan

Konstantin Aghaparoni Orbelyan (Armenian: Կոնստանտին Աղապարոնի Օրբելյան; Russian: Константин Агапаронович Орбелян, July 29, 1928 – April 24, 2014) was an Armenian pianist, composer, head of the State Estrada Orchestra of Armenia.[1]

He was a People's Artist of USSR (1979), Union of Soviet Composers Board member, Armenian Composer's Union secretary since 1983, Vice-President of All-Soviet Musical Society of the USSR. He is the uncle of his namesake Constantine Orbelian[2]


"Государственный эстрадный оркестр Армении п/у Константина Орбеляна" (1968)

As composer:


  1. "Armenian musician Konstantin Orbelyan dies at 85". Tert.am. 2014-04-24. Retrieved 24 April 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://moscowchamberorchestra.com/co_biography.html Harry's younger brother, Konstantin, who was only 11 when the two boys were cast out on the street upon the arrest of their parents, was a talented pianist who managed to get a job playing the piano in the circus at that tender age. He eventually became a leading composer of popular songs and film scores in Russia.
  3. Delos description of CD ; Naxos - lists work as Konstantin Orbelian's.

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