Komitas (1869-1935)

Armenian composer and priest Soghomon Soghomonian, better known as Komitas, received his education at the Gevorgian Seminary, Etchmiadzin, Armenia's religious centre.  Following his ordination in 1895 he studied music at Frederick William University, Berlin and went on to collect and transcribe over 3,000 pieces of Armenian folk music.

 

Nationality:
Armenian