He is a violinist born in Yerevan, Armenia. He studied at the Tchaikovsky
at the Musikhochschule Lubeck and Hochschule fur Musik Cologne. He has been made laureate at the Lublin and Mainz
international competitions and a co-founder of the Ensemble Neue Musik Lubeck.
He has been a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain
in Paris, working with composers
including Brian Ferneyhough and Pierre Boulez, the
Ensemble Modern Frankfurt, and in 2005 he replaced Graeme
Jennings in the Arditti Quartet.
As a soloist he has performed with orchestras such as the Stavanger Symfoniorkester,
the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and with the soprano Laura Aikin they performed in the oratorio Le Sacrifice by Kimmo
As a teacher he has given masterclasses in
Cologne and Paris.