Born in Moscow, Russia. Comes from the famous musical family of Aram Khachaturian and Karen Khachaturian. Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, piano department with professor Lev Oborin, and conductor's department with professor Alexander Gauk.
Started as a conductor of the Moscow Conservatory Student's Orchestra, then the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and the State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography (Russia). During two years of his work with the Bolshoi Theatre conducted the operas: Prince Igor, Czar's Bride, Eugene Onegin, Rigoletto, Snow Maiden and the ballet Spartacus. From 1966 till 1990 was a principal conductor of the USSR State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography.
Performs classical-romantic and contemporary music, including the works by Brahms, Rachmaninov, Berlioz, Liszt, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Aram Khachaturian, Khrennikov, Kara Karaev, Shchedrin, Eshpai. Was on tours in the republics of former Soviet Union and overseas. Performed with different orchestras in Czechoslovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Cuba, Yugoslavia, and Mexico. Music by Aram Khachaturian occupies a special place in his artistic activity. Performs Khachaturian Music Cycle.
In 1989 was offered the position of principal conductor and artistic director of the Armenian Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra. From 1991 simultaneously is the principal conductor of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia. With this orchestra was on tour in Spain, Hungary, Switzerland, France.
Professor of the Yerevan State Conservatory.