Ovsep Ketendjian is a native of Yerevan, Armenia where at an early age he graduated from the Tchaikovsky School in violin. His teacher was Jeanter Merguerian. Later he attended the Komitas Conservatory and studied with Arm Shamshian. In 1975 he immigrated to the United States and was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Juilliard School in New York. There he studied with Lilian Fuches, Felix Galimir, and Dorothy Delay. He performed as a soloist, and chamber player in New York, Boston, New Jersey, and South America, and China. He is the founder and first violinist of the Khatchaturian Quartet of Los Angeles, and he is a permanent member of Pacific Symphony. Mr. Ketendjian is a very successful violin teacher and serves CSULA as Adjunct Professor of Violin.