Varujan Kojian

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Varujan Kojian (1935 – 1993) was an American conductor from Beirut, Lebanon. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and by 1956 joined Los Angeles Philharmonic where he became an assistant concertmaster. He began his job as a conductor in Vienna in mid '60s. From 1973 to 1980 he was the guest conductor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm and during the same years was also working as an associate conductor for the Seattle Symphony. From 1981 to 1984 he was a director of the Utah Symphony and a year later became a member of the Santa Barbara Symphony of which he became director before he died at the age of 57 on March 10, 1993.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Symphonie fantastique Berlioz; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Varujan Kojian 2
1983 The Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi John Williams; Utah Symphony Orchestra, Varujan Kojian 4
1987 Symphony no. 2 / Tragic Overture Brahms; London Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz, The Utah Symphony Orchestra, Varujian Kojian 1
1990 Symphony no. 2 "Psalms" / Armenian Suite Richard Yardumian; Utah Symphony, Varujan Kojian, Lili Chookasian 1
Broadway Spectacular, Vol. 3 The Theatre Arts "Pops" Orchestra, Varujan Kojian 1

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