Was born on August 12, 1946 in Yerevan. He graduated from the R. Melikian Music College in Yerevan
(Prof. Ed. Bagdasarian) in 1965 and Komitas State Conservatory (Prof. G. Egiazarian), in 1973. In the
Years 1976-1985 Petrossian lectured on and taught harmony, theory of music, and choral arrangement
at R. Melikian Music College. He was also Conductor of the Armenian TV and Radio Orchestra.
From 1985 to 1990 Petrossian became Director of the Music Center Department for the Union Composers of
From 1990 to 1993 he was the Vice President of the Armenian Peace Fund.
Konstantin Petrossian’s works include symphonic, chamber, vocal and instrumental music, as well as
His works are performed and have been published worldwide, included in the radio music archives, and
Petrossian is a member of the Armenian Union of Composers, American Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers (ASCAP), American Music Center, Armenian Musical Assembly.
Petrossian serves as the founding President and Artistic Director of the Armenian Music Festival of Rhode
He also serves as the Cultural and Music Director of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence,
USA and has also been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island since
and the Armenian Chorale of Greater Worcester (MA) since 2000.
He serves as the Cultural and Music Director of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church in Providence, and
has also been the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Armenian Chorale of Rhode Island. He also co-
founder of the Armenian Chorale of Greater Worcester, MA. Konstantin Petrossian has given numerous
performances in many countries, In addition, he has presented his own music in various cities of the United
States, and has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York. In 1991
he was Music Director of the first Armenian concert at the United Nations, NY, dedicated to the
independence of the Republic of Armenia. He has been the Music Director and Conductor of the Erevan
Choral Society since 2009.
On May 2013 Konstantin Petrossian was awarded the “Movses Khorenatsi Medal” by Armenian President
Serge Sargsyan. The medal is the country’s highest cultural award.
On June 2014 Konstantin Petrossian received presigious "Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Medal" the highest honor
of the Armenian Apostolic Church accompanied by an encyclical from Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and
Catholicos of All Armenians, for his excellence in service to the Church and the Armenian culture.
In 1996 Konstantin Petrossian was named “The Armenian of the Year” in the State of Rhode Island.
He has also been awarded honorary diplomas from the Governor and the Senate of the State of Rhode Island.
Petrossian has given numerous performances in many countries, including the former Soviet Union, England,
France, Spain, Greece, Finland, Canada, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Germany.
he has presented his own music in various cities of USA, and has performed at such prestigious venues as
the Carnegie Hall in New York (1990, 1997).