Berj Zamkochian (April 20, 1929 in Boston; died February 23, 2004 in Boston) was an Armenian-American organist. Zamkochian studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and eventually joined the faculty.
In 1957, at the age of 27, he was appointed organist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra. Zamkochian's recordings of Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony and Poulenc's Organ Concerto with Charles Münch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are regarded as classics.Berj Zamkochian devoted his career to the Armenian people. He established the Gomidas Organ Fund to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Armenian composer, priest and ethnomusicologist Komitas. A former Board member of the Friends of Armenian Culture Society, Zamkochian was instrumental in establishing the tradition of Armenian Night at the Pops through his cooperation with the late Arthur Fiedler, founder and Music Director of the Boston Pops, and family friend Robert C. Hagopian.
Zamkochian performed for six American presidents, the Pope, the British Royal Family and the Imperial Family of Japan. Zamkochian also founded the Gomidas Organ fund, which donates organs to Armenia and Armenian churches in various parts of the world. Zamkochian also performed at the funeral service for John F. Kennedy.
Zamkochian was a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.