inspirational career as a composer, conductor and musicologist, and we will be traveling to Russia later this year to record a full album of her works for string orchestra with Maestro Vladimir Lande.
Born in Córdoba, Argentina on July 1st 1934, she studied at the National Conservatory of Music and Drama of Buenos Aires with Alberto Ginastera, Gilardo Gilardi, Roberto García Morillo, Floro Ugarte, Pedro Saenz, the poet Pedro Miguel Obligado, where she studied piano and was awarded the First Prize and Gold Medal in composition in Alberto Ginastera´s professorship (1959).
In 1962 Terzian traveled to Europe to study the religious medieval Armenian music with Father Dr. Leoncio Dayan at the Mekhitarist Monastery in Saint Lazaro, Venice. She finished her musical studies of orchestra conducting with Mariano Drago.
As a complement to her annual Festivals, Terzian formed the Grupo Encuentros with the intent of promoting and educating audiences about music written by Argentine and Latin American composers, alongside the music of other important international composers.
In 1990 Terzian was elected by unanimity as the Vice President of the International Music Council, Unesco, as well as the Secretary and later on, the President of the Three Americas Music Council COMTA (CIM-UNESCO-Paris), this latest appointment was held until 2004.