Setrak Antoine SETRAKIAN

Date and Place of Birth:1938 Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Lebanese

Music Education:

  • 1950-1960 I have studied piano, solfege, theory and harmony with Prof. Ernest Chouha in “Ernest Chouha” Music College in Aleppo.
  • 1961-1962 I have studied piano, harmony with Prof. T. Succar, Mrs. Turkiyeh and Prof. Michel Tcheskinov in the National Conservatoire of Lebanon.
  • 1962-1964 I have studied in the National Conservatoire of Damascus harmony and composition with Prof. Sergey Schydril.
  • 1964-1965 I have studied piano and composition with Prof. Gunther Kohl in Jerusalem.
  • 1966-1970 In Aleppo and Damascus I have given lessons of piano and harmony.
  • 1971-1972 I have been invited to “Komitas” Conservatoire of Yerevan to
    specialize with the following professors:

1) Etvart Mirzoyan – Composition
2) Etvart Baghdasarian – Harmony
3) Krikor Hakhinian – Polyphony
4) Kevork Armenian – Orchestration
5) Elenora Atamian – Piano
6) Aved Derderian – Opera Composition

  • 1974-1978 I was professor of piano in College Mont la Salle, Beirut.
  • 1978-1980 I was professor of piano in College des Apotre, Beirut.
  • 1980-1985 Professor of piano in Beirut. (personal lessons)
  • 1985-1988 Professor of piano and music in the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.
  • 1986-1987 Professor of piano and harmony in P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.
  • 1987 -1999 Director and Professor of piano, harmony, composition, and music analysing, in P. Ganatchian Music College, Beirut.

N.B. In 1994 I have been awarded by the Catholicosate KAREKINE I, the medal of honor St. “MESROB MACHDOTZ”.

In 2007 Setrak Setrakian Registered in Who is Who Armenians Encyclopedia Book – Yerevan , Pages 444 – 445.



Composers: Setrak Setrakian, Etvart Mirzoyan, Ghazaros Saryan, Alexander Haroutiounian, Alexander Ajemian
Setrak Setrakian with Komitas String Quartet in Yerevan, Armenia
Setrak Setrakian with His Holiness Karekin II, after the Sacred Concert of Setrakian's "Sacred Compositions"
Setrak Setrakian awarded St. Mesrob Machdotz
Setrak Setrakian, director of Ganatchian Music College, in his office
Setrakian with Armen Smpatian, director of Komitas Conservatory of Yerevan
Setrak Setrakian Playing Piano
Setrak Setrakian
Composer Setrak Setrakian


Meghrik Setrakian, Professor of Piano & daughter of Setrak Setrakian, would be happy to assist you.