Hrachya Yessayan was born 1988 in Moscow. Yessayan attempted to compose music from a very early age on. His musical talent was greatly influenced by his family. Hrachya’s grandfather is a recognized Armenian folk musician, and his mother is an excellent singer and piano player. In 2003 he graduated the music school with honors as a violinist, and in 2007 the Gnessin State Musical College as a viola player, also with honors. Currently, Yessayan is a student at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow. His compositions include works for chamber and instrumental ensembles, symphonic poem, choirs, psalms and compositions for piano. Despite his young age, Yessayan is a highly experienced performer. He plays solo programs and performs with various ensembles and orchestras. In 2006-2007 Yessayan joined the Interregional Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Academy in Ochsenhausen and played in Baden-Württemberg, in May 2007 the orchestra performed in Shanghai. Since 2009, the young composer conducts the Grosso orchestra. This chamber orchestra performs at music schools and conservatories in Moscow and other cities.
Source: Musica Neo