The artistic work of 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 the 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 20000-singers choir performing the “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.
In recognition of his significant contribution to art and culture, maestro Topikyan was repeatedly granted with state awards: the Medal of Appreciation from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, two Gold Medals from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, and the “Yerevan” Medal from Yerevan Municipality. In 2013 maestro Topikyan was awarded with the Honorary Title of Honored Worker of Art of the Republic of Armenia.