At school age he was engaged in the art education department of the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers. In 1943-1948 studied at the Sukhumi College of Music named after D. Arakishvili, in 1948-1950. - at the music school at the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1955 he graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov (class composition O. E. Yevlakhova, also studied with G. I. Ustvolskaya and Yu. V. Kochurov). In the years 1952-1955. - accompanist of amateur groups in Leningrad. In 1960-1961 - Editor-in-chief of musical programs of the Leningrad television studio In 1968-1973 - Deputy Director of the Leningrad Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. S. M. Kirov, since 1977 - chief editor of the Leningrad branch of the publishing house "Soviet Composer", conductor of the Leningrad Academic Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin. The head of the musical part of the Alexandrinsky Theater. Member of the Union of Composers of the USSR (since 1957), Union of Composers of Russia. He was buried on Literary bridges.