Ruben Michael Aharonyan graduated from Moscow Conservatory in Y. I. Yankelevich’s class and completed posgraduate studies at L.B. Kogan’s. As a soloist he toured in the cities of the USSR and Russia, in the countries of CIS, Europe, Asia, America.
The masterpieces of world violin literature are in his repertoire, as well as works by contemporary Armenian composers -Mirzoyan, Harutyunyan, Saryan, Baghdasaryan, Sargsyan (some of the works are dedicated to the Aharonyan).
Between 1982-1996 he was the art director of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, 1971-1996 a professor in Yerevan State Conservatory. From 1996 he has been playing in Quartet after A.P. Borodin.
- 1965 Transcaucasian Competition (Tbilisi) -1st Prize
- 1965 All-Union Competition (Moscow) – 2nd Prize
- 1970 Enescu Violin Competition (Bucharest) - 2nd Prize & Special Prize
- 1972 Montreal Violin Competition (Montreal) - Grand Prix & Special Prize
- 1974 Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow) – 2nd Prize (1st Prize Not awarded)
- National Artist of Armenia (1980)
- Laureate of the State Prize of Armenia (1988)
- Chevalier of the Order of Nations’ Friendship (1986)
- Order of Merit (2000)
- State Prize of Russia (2001)
- RA Culture Ministry’s Gold Medal (2012)