He finished the departments of music theory and composition in the Moscow Conservatory in 1965. In 1970, he finished the composition department of the same institution.
Dunayevsky lived in the United States for seven years (from 1992 to 1999) where he worked in Hollywood and composed music for several films. In 1983 he had a daughter by the name of Alina who is actually living in Paris. She became a singer and author-composer of the popular-rock band Markize that she created and issued several albums and several singles and video clips.
Nowadays she continues with creating her soloist project with new upcoming album.
Doctorate"Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1979)
The Trust That Has Burst (1983)
Mary Poppins, Goodbye (1984)
Dangerous for Your Life! (1985)
The Witches Cave (1990).