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Aram Khachaturian (1903 - 1978) was born in Tbilisi into a relatively comfortable middle-class family. Although he had always enjoyed the Armenian folk music, he showed no interest in pursuing a career in music until, at the age of 19, he approached the composer Mikhail Gnesin to give him lessons in composition.

JM Armenia: 9th Aram Khachaturian International Competition - This year's competition focus is the cello and young cellists took part in the opening concert (photo: Erit Am)

Natalia played a number of classical music compositions on the antique instrument, among them was Masquerade, a waltz by famous Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. Natalia Poklonskaya, May 2015. ... 19 PHOTOS ... In the video project Natalia Poklonskaya, dressed in military uniforms http://poklonskaya.info/Details.aspx?id=76&ctgry=1&who=1

Mao Asada, during the step sequences of her Long Program - "Waltz from Masquerade Suite" by 'Aram Khachaturian', Choreographed by Tatiana Tarasova.. at the 2008 Grand Prix Series NHK Trophy which Mao again Won! ・ 2008.11.29 ・ Photo by: 手塚耕一郎

Scene From The Ballet 'Spartacus' By Aram Khachaturian, 1967. Found In The Collection Of The Bolshoi Theatre Museum. Pictures and Photos | Getty Images

Aram Khachaturian was born on June 6th of 1903 in Tblisi. He was and is the most internationally famous Armenian composer with his classical compositions. His most famous work was his "Gayaneh" ballet with its "Saber Dance". During his career he had many concertos, symphonies and ballets. His music is still heard today, worldwide. He died in Moscow on May 1st, 1978.