Hayg Boyadjian

photo: David Emerson

GRAMMY-nominated composer Hayg Boyadjian was born in 1938 in Paris, France. At an early age he immigrated with his family to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he started his musical studies at the Liszt Conservatory. In 1958 he immigrated to the United States, and presently lives in Lexington MA. He continued his musical studies as a special student first at the New England Conservatory and later at Brandeis University. Among his teachers were Beatriz Balzi (student of Alberto Ginastera, with whom Boyadjian had several consulting meetings), Seymour Shifrin, Alvin Lucier, and Edward Cohen.

He has composed a large number of works from chamber to symphonic. Many of his compositions have been performed throughout the world in countries including the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Russia, France, Holland, England, Spain, Armenia, and others.

A number of his scores are available through the American Music Center, New York and on the internet through www.sibeliusmusic.com.

Some of his chamber and symphonic compositions are recorded on the following CD labels: Living Music; Society of Composers Recordings; North/South Consonance Recordings; Albany Records, and Opus One Recordings.

He is a member of the Composers’ Union of Armenia, ASCAP, Society of Composers, the MacDowell Colony, and others. His name can be found in the Who’s Who in American Music.

He has received awards from ASCAP, Meet the Composer, the Lexington Arts Council-MA, the New England Foundation-Meet the Composer, the 50th Anniversary Commission Project-American Music Center, and others. Many of his scores are available on Score Exchange, for perusal or purchase.

A number of his writings on music as well as his poetry, have also been published in various publications. Some of his drawings and watercolors are exhibited in art galleries.


Sustain Vol. 3

Release Date: September 23, 2022
Catalog Number: NV6466
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Navona Records presents SUSTAIN VOL. 3, an exploration of the capabilities of piano and organ highlighting the varied compositional approaches of today's composers. Influenced by the classical canon and moving in new directions, the latest edition in the SUSTAIN series pays homage to the classical composers of yesterday, while thoughtfully expressing modern personalities and ideals in a dynamic presentation of new piano repertoire. From the suspenseful passages of Sydney Hodkinson’s Organmusic, to the turbulent times reflected in Bruce Babcock’s Alternative Facts, and Hayg Boyadjian’s delicate variations on Bach, SUSTAIN once again gives it all, and everything in between.