Alexander Arutiunian was born on 23 September 1920 in Yerevan, Armenia. He studied composition at the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia as was at the Moscow Conservatory with Ilya Litinsky, Nikolai Ivanovich Peyko, and Viktor Zuckermann. He was music director of the Armenian Philharmonic (1954-1990) and taught at the Yerevan Conservatory beginning in 1965. His compositions include concerti for flute, oboe, piano, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and violin as well as an opera, a requiem and various film scores.
Works for Winds
- Arutiunian, A. G. (1990). Concerto for trumpet and symphonic band [trans. Guy M. Duker]. Rock Hill, NC: Thompson Editions, Inc.
- Sarkisyan, S. (n.d.). Aleksandr Grigori Arutiunian. [Electronic version]. Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online.