Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Hakob took up the guitar at the age of seven, taking his first lessons at the Yerevan Music Salon - School. In 1978-1982 he continued at guitar department of the Romanos Melikian Music College, guitar department, under professor Edouard Badalian.
In 1990-1994 he was a student at the Yerevan State Conservatory.
From1985 to 1991 Hakob was a soloist of the Armenian State Philharmonic Society.
Hakob has worked as a teacher of guitar in music schools and in the Yerevan School of Arts.