Eduard Hayrapetyan. Concerto for Piano and Symphonic Orchestra


  • Emma Eduard Torikyan Gyumri Branch of the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory


concert, nature, neo-romanticism, struggle, dialectics


Eduard Hayrapetyan is one of the brightest representatives of the modern Armenian composing school. Having started his creative path in the 1970s, he continues his fruitful activity to this day, giving a new breath and impetus to Armenian national music. Like his contemporaries, inheriting the best achievements of the Armenian Composition School, E. Hayrapetyan created a bright and extremely original art, which took a firm place in the panorama of trends and directions of contemporary international composing art. The article is devoted to the analysis of the concert by Eduard Hayrapetyan, written for piano and symphony orchestra. It briefly presents the history, the role and significance of the concert, the content of the image and the analysis of the music material. An attempt is made to reveal some peculiarities of Impressionism and neo-romanticism - typical of the works of E. Hayrapetyan. In the composer's work, the concert genre gets a new interpretation, characteristic of the general tendencies of music of the end of the 20th century. As a characteristic feature of the composer's work can be distinguished a unique interpretation of the relationship between the soloist and orchestra: not confrontation, competition, but combination and unity. Such a creative idea can be explained as a natural fusion of the individual and the general, which indicates the idea of rethinking the concert genre.

Author Biography

Emma Eduard Torikyan, Gyumri Branch of the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory

In 2020 she completed her BA degree in Musicology at Gyumri Branch of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory with her diploma work entitled "Eduard Hayrapetyan's Vocal Compositions" (scientific supervisor: Rita Aghayan). Later in 2022 she completed her Master's Degree at the same faculty and her thesis explored "Eduard Hayrapetyan's Piano Concert in the Context of the Composer's Creative Path" (scientific supervisor: Associate Professor, PhD in Arts Lilit Yepremyan).


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How to Cite

Torikyan, E. E. (2023). Eduard Hayrapetyan. Concerto for Piano and Symphonic Orchestra. Musical Armenia, (2), 39–45. Retrieved from