Was born in 1980 in Moscow. From 1997 to 2002 he studied piano and composition
at the Yerevan State Conservatory (Armenia). Subsequently, he completed the
postgraduate studies in composition and musicology at the same conservatory,
taking simultaneously piano master courses abroad, notably as a member of the
Lucerne Festival Academy 2003-05, as well as with Ensemble Recherche in
Freiburg, Germany (2007). In 2005 he was awarded a Doctor of Arts degree for his
research on Zen Buddhism in the music of the XX century. At the moment, he is a
lecturer at the American University of Armenia and Yerevan State Conservatory.
Being active as a contemporary music performer, as well as a collaborative
musician, he has contributed to the foundation of Swiss-based international
contemporary music ensemble Laboratorium, being also its active member. He has
collaborated and performed with such musicians as Pierre Boulez, Krzystof
Penderecki, Rohan de Saram, Kim Kashkashian, Anja Lechner, Vladimir Chernov,
Tony Arnold, Tigran Mansuryan
[https://anmmedia.am/en/musician/tigran-mansuryan/], Movses Pogossian, Seattle
Chamber Players, among many others.
As both composer and performer, he has released a number of CDs with such labels
as Deutsche Grammophon, Brilliant Classics, Albany Records, Suoni e Colori, etc.
His own compositions have been performed at international music festivals and
other events in many countries, such as Switzerland, USA, Japan, Austria,
Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Brasil, Canada, Russia, Ukraine,
Georgia, Romania, Kosovo, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Iran.