Shalva AZMAYPARASHVTLI, USSR Composer. Conductor, Georgia State Symphony Orchestra, since 1954; Honoured Art Worker of Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1941; board member, Georgia Union of Composers, since 1956. Order of Red Banner of Labor; two Badges of Honor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1947. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
1923-1928 played in brass bands and symphony orchestras. Conducted amateur symphony orchestra of Tiflis Railroad and Polytechn. Institute; 1933-1954 conductor, opera and ballet theater.
1943-1953 simultaneously Conductor, Radio Symphony Orchestra. Deputy, Georgia Supreme Soviet of 1938, 1947 and 1951 convocation.