After studying music at the National Conservatory of Tehran (violin with Albert Minassian and classical guitar with Soler Aguilar) and in Paris (classical guitar with Javier Hinoijosa), Rouben Haroutunian leads workshops in Nice, Cannes, Argelès Gazost, Patrimonio, Arcachon, Paris, Ris Orangis (traditional music centre) as well as workshops in the conservatories of Rodez, Le Mans, Evry, Dugny, Bobigny, Milly la Forêt, and Vigneux on stage. He also gives concerts with Maguy Naîmi and Claude Worms in the conservatories already mentioned, as well as at the “Weltfestival del Laute” in Frankfurt. Since 1977, he has been a classical guitar teacher at the Fontenay aux roses cultural centre. As a founding member of the Armenian music ensemble Kotchnak (Ocora, Al.Sur), he participates in concerts and tours in France, Europe and the United States. From 1985 to 1991, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Lavedan International Guitar and Dance Festival (Hautes Pyrénées). From 1991 to 1998, he was in charge of musical creations for the company AIA (Atelier International de l’acteur). Rouben Haroutunian created the music for the following films:
The mysterious song of silence by Régis Ghezelbash (2005), Génération, directed by Thomas Malsoute (2006) and Nirvana, directed by Régis Ghezelbash (2007).