Born in 1966 in Yerevan, Armenia. In 1990 graduated with distinction from the Yerevan State Conservatory, Composition Department. In 1992 received Post-Graduate education in composition, class of Prof. E. Mirzoyan. Prise-Winner, All-Union Composers’ Competition in Moscow (1985).
BMI Composer since 2002.
official composer for the renowned Silk Road Project since 2001, his
compositions ”The Sun, the Wine and the Wind of Time” and “The Morning
Scent of the Acacia’s Song” were performed by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk
Road Ensemble in Cologne Philharmonie, Brussels Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s
Concertgebow, in USA: Carnegie (Stern ) Hall, Carnegie (Zankel) Hall, Berkeley
University, Stanford University, Seattle/ Benaroya Hall/, Washington National
Mall, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall, in Italy: Rome, Florence, Milan., and
other venues in USA and Europe.
Schirmer publishing “The Morning Scent of the Acacia’s Song” two versions
(for duduk and string quartet; for duduk, soprano and string orchestra.
In 1992-96 as a Professor of
music theory and sacred music worked in Jerusalem Theological Armenian Seminary
(Israel). Authored a Book of Chants for Holy Sepulchre Church, Jerusalem.
1998 participated in 19th Bowling Green Festival of New Music and Arts (USA); in
1999 "Prima vista" and "Two days and two nights" Festivals
in Odessa (Ukraine); in 2002 June in Buffalo Festival and PNME festival
in Pittsburgh; in 2003 Sunny Buffalo Festival; in 2004 Hungarian Radio
Festival and 25th Bowling Green Festival of New Music and Arts (USA); in 2005
Budapest Mini Festival, in March
Caucasian Festival of Modern Music in Georgia, in
October 2005 in Festival “Perspectives XXI”,in
November 2005 in Festival Culturescapes Switzerland,
compositions were performed in Armenia, Israel, France, USA, Canada, Ukraine,
Georgia, Lebanon, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Thailand, Hungary,
Currently teaching at Yerevan State Conservatory, music composition teacher.