Ovsep (Joe) Ketendjian graduated with honors from the Tchaikowsky School of Music, and The Komitas Conservatory in his native Armenia. In 1975, he was granted a full scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Dorothy Delay, Joseph Fuchs, Ruggiero Ricci and Felix Galimir.
Ketendjian has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, South America and China. He is the founder and first violinist of the Khachaturian Quartet of Los Angeles and is a permanent member of Pacific Symphony. He is active in the motion picture and recording industry in Los Angeles. Ketendjian is a very successful violin teacher and serves as professor of violin at California State University, Los Angeles and a teaching assistant to Dorothy Delay at the Aspen Music Festival.