Gagik Smbatian was born in 1949 in Yerevan. Mr. Smbatian graduated from Yerevan Komitas Conservatory and later took his post graduate studies there under the tutelage of Professor Henrik Smbatian.
He became the First Prize winner of the Trans Caucasus Competition in 1972. In the same year, Gagik Smbatian was awarded a Diploma of the All-Soviet Competition of Violinists.
As soloist and ensemble musician he has performed in Armenia and beyond.
Gagik Smbatian has premiered a number of compositions by Armenian and European composers.
Professor Smbatian is the Head of the String Department of Yerevan Komitas Conservatory.
From 1980 to 1985, Mr.Smbatian coached the Conservatory chamber orchestra.