Gayane Chebotarian was born on 8 November 1918 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and received her primary musical education at the Rostov Music College. In 1943 she graduated from the composition and piano departments of the Leningrad Conservatory. She became a well-known Armenian pedagogue, teaching at the Yerevan State Conservatory from 1947. In 1956 she was awarded the Medal of Excellence in Labour. She was also awarded the title of Honoured Art Worker of Armenia in 1965. Music for solo piano occupies an important niche in Chebotarian’s oeuvre. She died on 16 January 1998 in Moscow.
– Hayk Melikyan