Harutiun Dellalian was born on 8 August 1937 in Athens, Greece. In 1947 he moved to Armenia with his family. In 1972 he graduated from the Romanos Melikian State Music College (class of Edvard Mirzoian), and in 1977 from the Yerevan State Conservatory (class of Eduard Bagdasarian). He received recognition for his Topophono concerto for piano, French horn, and chamber orchestra (1985), which was performed at the Jordan Hall in Boston in 1986 by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Aram Gharabekian. The Concerto won the Golden Laurels at the California Film and Television Awards and a ‘Superstar’ Diploma. He died on 23 April 1990 in Yerevan.
– Hayk Melikyan