He was born in 1903 in Echmiadzin, died in Yerevan in 1977.
From 1929 until 1931 he studied in the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1945 he graduated from the Yerevan Consevatoire. He was one of the organizers and scientific workers (1934-1942), then the scientific secretary of the department of history and music theory of the Yerevan Conservatoire. Since 1960 he was the senior scientific worker of the Art Institute of Armenia.
Opera “The owner and the slave” (1970)
Cantata “About peace, friendship and work”
Among music-critical works:
“Armenian folk music” (1939)
“Percussion and wind-instruments” (1965)
“Armenian gusan songs” (1976)