A concert dedicated to the 90th anniversary of honorable conductor Yuri Davtyan
will take place at A. Spendiarian Opera and Ballet theater on the 31th of
October. According to press office of the theater, the evening will feature
soloists, choir and the orchestra of Yerevan opera under the baton of Yuri
Davtyan, Constantine Orbelian, Harutyun Arzumanyan, Atanes Arakelyan and Hayk
Yuri Davtyan was born in Vanadzor, in 1929. He studied conducting at Yerevan
State Conservatory after Komitas in 1947-52 (class of K Saradjev and G.
Tigranov). From 1953 he worked at A. Spendiarian Opera and Ballet theater in
position of principal conductor. He conducted “Artsvabert” by A. Babaev, “Davit
Bek” by A. Tigranyan, “Almast” by A. Spendiarian etc. In 1962-63 famous
conductor took master class from Prof. Markevich. In 1964-66 he worked in
position of principal conductor of Saratov opera. In 1966-70 and 1992-94 he was
head of Symphony orchestra Armenian radio and TV comitee. He performed with
number of orchestras in the Soviet Union. He performed in many European
countries and USA and launched many discs. Today he holds position of principal
conductor at H. Paronyan State comedy theater.