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Avet Terterian (Composer)

Born: 29th July 1929, Baku, Azerbaijan

Died: 11th December 1994, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Nationality: Azerbaijani

Alfred Roubenovich "Avet" Terterian (also Terteryan) was an Armenian composer, awarded the Konrad Adenauer Prize.

Terterian composed eight (completed) symphonies, several of which are recorded, an opera and several chamber works.

Terterian was a friend and colleague of Giya Kancheli, Konstantin Orbelyan, and Tigran Mansurian. Dmitri Shostakovich praised Terterian as "very talented" and "with great future" in one of his letters, published by his friend Isaak Glikman, having heard a recording of Terterian's works at Armenia's "House of Composers" summer resort in Dilijan, Armenia.

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