The artistic work of Harutyun Topikyan (conductor) goes back in 1979, when he conducted the Chamber Choir of the State Radio and TV of Armenia. Three CDs recorded by renowned recording studios “MELODIA” and one by “GOLDEN AGE” USA were produced by the Choir. In 1982 Topikyan was awarded with the “Lininjan Komeritmiutyan” state award. During 1983-1991 Topikyan conducted the Choir “Komitas" of the Yerevan State University, having numerous successful appearances internationally: the “Grand Prix" from the International Choir Music Competition “Uventus” in Kaunas/Lithuania awarded to Choir "Komitas" in 1987 is one of them. In 1991 Harutyun Topikyan became one of the organizers of the East-West United Song Festival "Bridges of song Tallinn-91" (Estonia), where he was honoured to conduct 20.000-singers choir performing “Patriarchal Ode”. During 1991-1994 Topikyan reorganized and conducted the Choir “Gusan” funded by Baresegh Kanachyan in Beirut/Lebanon, raising the performing mastery of the Choir to a new standard.