1927 graduated Tiflis Conservatory. 1931 graduated Leningrad Conservatory.
1931-1933 composer and Director of Music, Georgia Drama Theater and Theater for Working Youth, Tiflis. 1935-1941 instructor, Tbilisi State Conservatory. 1941-1948 Artistic Director, Georgia Symphony Orchestra.
1949-1950 music consultant to film studios. 1953-1956 Chairman, Georgia Union of Composers. Deputy, Georgia Supreme Soviet of 1951, 1955 and 1959 convocation.
Member, Georgia Committee the Defense of Peace.