- chamber music
Ruben Mikael Aharonian or Aharonyan (born 1947, Riga, Latvia) is an Armenian classical violinist. He has won the Enescu Competition in Bucharest and the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1974, second prize). He is a Professor at Yerevan State Conservatory and the 1st violinist of the Borodin Quartet since 1996.Aharonyan studied at the Moscow State Conservatory with Professor Yuri Yankelevich, and afterwards became a student of Leonid Kogan. In 1981 Aharonyan became the director of National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. He has toured throughout Europe, North and South America.