He was born in 1920 in Yerevan. In 1941 he graduated from the Yerevan Conservatory, the class of compositions after S. Barkhudarian and V. Talian and the class of piano of O. Babasian.
From 1946 until 1949 he studied the class of G. Litinski, N. Bejko, V. Tsukerman in the studio of the Armenian Culture House in Moscow.
Since 1954 he has been the head of the Armenian Philharmonic Society. From 1962 until 1977 he lectured in the Yerevan Conservatory.
Poliphonetic sonata for piano (1946)
String quartet (1947)
Cantata for chorus, soloists and orchestra “Native land” (1948)
“Festival overture” for symphonic orchestra (1949)
Concert for trumpet and symphonic orchestra (1950)
Concert for chorus and orchestra (1962)
Concert for oboe and orchestra (1977)
Symphony for great orchestra (1957)
Rhapsody “Songs of our old times” for piano and orchestra (1975)
Symphoniteta for chamber orchestra (1966)
Opera “Sayat-Nova” (1968)
“With my country”, chorus (on the words after H. Toumanian, 1969)
Suite for voice and piano “The Mother monument” (1969)
“Dle jaman” (folk music), arrangement for soprano and piano
Sonata for violin and piano
Concert for violin and string ensemble “Armenia” (1988)
Preludes for piano
A member of the Composers’ Union of Armenia.