People's Artist of the Armenian SSR Tigran Mansuryan
Tigran Mansurian was born in Beirut. His family moved to Armenia in 1947 and settled in Yerevan in 1956, where he was educated. He studied first at the Romanos Melikian Music School under the Armenian composer Edvard Baghdasaryan and later at the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. He taught modern music theory at the Conservatory from 1967 to 1986.