A museum dedicated to the 19th – 20th-century Armenian composer Komitas was opened in January 2015. A rich collection of personal belongings of Komitas and rare documents, thoughtfully organized by young & talented director in exhibition that runs through 7 halls, makes it an absolutely must visit when you are in Armenia.
Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian, 1869 – 1935) was an Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster, who is considered the founder of Armenian national school of music. He is recognized as one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology.
Many outstanding figures of Armenia's artistic world are buried here, including Komitas (1869-1935), the founder of Armenian national music, after whom it is named.