By Kevork Keushkerian
LOS ANGELES — Under the auspices of the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s Western District Committee, Krikor Satamian Theater Group organized a Jubilee Celebration and Concert dedicated to composer Armen Mantagunian’s 60 years of creative career.
Armen Mantagunian was born in 1934, in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1942, he was admitted to the Choreography Dance School in Yerevan and in 1949, he was admitted to the renowned Romanos Melikian Music College in Yerevan.
In 1959, he married Araksi and in 1960, they had a son named Armen Jr. In 1961, he was invited to join the Folk Art Society of the Republic of Soviet Armenia. In 1974, he immigrated to the United States and settled in Glendale, where he continues to compose and create.
Armen Mantagunian has composed two symphonies, a Ballet in 3 acts (Maneh and Aysheh), a sonata for piano, as well as an array of musical albums, arrangements, and orchestrations from 1971-2011.