January 23, 1929
Armenian, French, Russian, Turkish
Distinguished conductor, musician and composer.
Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of The State Academic Choir of Armenia since 1961. Ohannes Tchekidjian performed in 184 major cultural centres of the world including Paris, London, New York, Moscow and St. Petersburg, and also in various cities of the world. All 69 first-class symphonic orchestras, including The Academic State Symphonic Orchestra of the USSR, The Academic Symphonic Orchestra of St.Petersburg, Orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater have been on the stage under the direction of Maestro Tchekidjian.
He had 869 Concerts outside of Armenia (abroad).
Ohannes Tchekidjian, as a composer, has unique musical compositions, vocal symphonies such as “The Poem Spring Reveries and Holiday Ode “.
The recording company “Melodia” distributed a number of recordings by many outstanding Symphonic Orchestras of the USSR and The State Academic Choir of Armenia under the direction of Ohannes Tchekidjian.
One of the recordings has awarded “Grand Prix “ in Paris, in 1978.
CDs titled LITURGIE ARMENIENNE (produced in Canada) and
LITURGY of KOMITAS (produced in Moscow)
Delight music lovers all over the world.
|1934-1941||Mkhitaryan School, Istanbul|
|1941-1947||French College of Saint Michel|
|1944-1951||Faculty of Conductors at The Istanbul Conservatory|
|1947-1951||The branch of Vienna College, Istanbul|
|1951-1953||Paris Ecole Normale de Musique, lectured by professor Jean Fournet, the Principal Conductor of the Paris Opera House. Also attended the Institute of Chemistry, got diploma in Chemical Engineering|
|1958-1961||Postgraduate courses at the Istanbul Conservatory|
Has never been a member of a Political Party at any time
|1975-1980||Member of Parliament of Supreme Council of Armenian SSR|
|1979-1984||Member of Parliament of Supreme Council of the USSR|
|1980-1990||Member of Parliament of Supreme Council of Armenian SSR|
|1944-1951||Conductor of the Duryan Choir, Istanbul|
|1955-1961||Founder of the Tchekidjian Choir|
|1958-1961||Musical director of the stage of The Istanbul Opera|
|1960-1961||Artistic director and Chief Conductor of The State Choir, Istanbul|
|1961-present||Moved to Armenia and since then has been working with The State Academic Choir of Armenia as the Artistic Director & Chief Conductor. The Choir was awarded the Academic title in 1969 and the Honoured title in 1975. By the special governmental order National Status in 2012|
|1975-present||Working at Komitas State Conservatory, Yerevan. Professorship from High Attestation Commission of USSR since 1982.|
|1982-1987||General Director of Spendiaryan Academic State Theatre of Opera & Ballet, Yerevan|
world tours out of the ussr
|1964||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1966||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1967||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1974||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1980||Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1986||France, Great Britain, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania|
|1987||United States of America, Latvia|
|1994||United States of America|
|1995||Great Britain, France, Spain, Switzerland|
|1999||Switzerland (Prize at the Festival International de Montreux)|
|2008||United States of America|
|2009||United States of America|
|2012||Argentina, Uruguay, USA|
|2017||Turkey Order “Ormanian”|