Mr. Terzian was born in Yerevan, Armenia and began to study cello at the age of six with his father in former Chekoslovakia. Mr. Terzian continued his music education at Babadjanian College of Music, followed by the Yerevan State Conservatory until moving to United States. Awarded a merit scholarship from the University of Southern California and USC Friends of Armenian Music, he continued his education at USC’s Thornton School of Music under the direction of distinguished professor Ronald Leonard, where he received Master of Music Degree in Cello Performance.
Mr. Terzian has performed extensively throughout the former Soviet Union, United States, Mexico, Spain, Ireland and Czech Republic. He has frequently appeared as a soloist with various orchestras including Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Chihuahua Symphony Orchestra, Chihuahua Philharmonic Orchestra and New Valley Symphony Orchestra. Mr.Terzian has performed in the Aram Khachaturian Music Festival in Spain and the Chamber Music Festival in Dublin, Ireland. He is the First Place winner of the Young Musicians Competition and Armenian Philharmonic Concerto Competition both in Yerevan, Armenia.
Mr. Terzian has made numerous recordings for Television and Radio Stations in the former Soviet Union, United States and Mexico. He has been featured in live radio broadcasts on KUSC “Sundays at Four”, Los Angeles. In addition to his solo activities, Mr. Terzian is also a devoted teacher. He is a faculty member at the Amuse Palos Verdes Music Center in Palos Verdes, California.