<span style="font-size: 1rem; font-family: SourceSansPro, sans-serif;">Was born in 1939 in Beirut. Composer of mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world.<br><br> Mansurian studied composition with Edvard Bagdasarian at the Romanos Melikian College of Music in Yerevan from 1956-60,<br>and with Lazarus Sarian at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory from 1960-65, with whom he continued his post-graduate studies from 1965-67.<br> His creative efforts were well received from the very beginning of his career, evidenced by multiple worldwide prizes and awards.<br><br> He taught modern music theory at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory from 1967-86, and served as the rector of the Conservatory from 1992 to 1995.<br> Mansurian is recognized as one of the forerunners of contemporary music in the former USSR, is the first to introduce modern compositional techniques in Armenia.<br><br> Mansurian's compositions are an interesting mixture of Armenian art music and folk traditions, with bright, expressive melodies and exquisite, impressionistic tone color.<br><br>Website:&nbsp;<a href="http://tigranmansurian.com/" target="_blank">tigranmansurian.com</a><br>Facebook:&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TigranMansurian/">facebook.com/TigranMansurian</a></span>