Artin Poturlyan

Composer Artin Poturlyan (1943–2022) graduated from the Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music in Sofia in 1967 with a speciality in Musical Pedagogy and studied composition under Professor Pencho Stoyanov and Professor Pancho Vladigerov. From 1969 to 1974, he studied composition at the Komitas State Conservatory in Yerevan, Armenia under Professor Lazar Sarian. He worked as a music editor at Bulgarian National Television from 1967 to 1969 and as a lecturer at the Lyubomir Pipkov National Music School in Sofia from 1974 to 1977. Since 1990, he has been teaching polyphony at the Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music; in 2005 he was promoted professor.
His works have been performed in Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Austria, France, Germany, Slovakia, and Italy. Bulgarian music festival appearances include New Bulgarian Music, Varna Summer Festival, Musica Nova, Holland-Bulgarian Music Festival, and the Festival of American and Bulgarian Music.
He was awarded the prize of Union of Bulgarian Composers in 1983 and 1989. In 1985, he won first prize at the Winter Music Evenings Competition in Pazardzhik.

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