Born on 14 January 1930 , Erivan, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR [now Yerevan, Armenia]
Date of Death 28 December 1998 , Yerevan, Armenia
Birth Name Edgar Sergeyi Hovhannisyan
1953 - graduated from the Yerevan State Conservatory.
1957 - took postgraduate studies in Moscow Conservatory (Aram Khachaturyan's master class).
1962 -1968 - director of State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Yerevan.