Sergey BALASANYAN, USSR Composer. Instructor, composition class, Moscow Conservatory, since 1955; Honoured Art Worker of Tadzhikistan Soviet Socialist Republic and of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1941; board member, Armenian and Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Unions of Composers; Presidium member, Moscow Department, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Composers, since 1959.
BALASANYAN, Sergey was born in 1902 in Ashkhabad.
1924 graduated Tbilisi Conservatory. 1935 graduated Leningrad and Moscow Conservatories.
1932-1936 Editor, All-Union Radio. 1949-1953 Deputy Chairman, Radio Information Committee, USSR Council of Ministers. 1953-1954 Deputy Director, Main Radio Information Board, USSR Minister of Culture.
1936 helped found Tadzhikistan National Music Theater in Stalinabad.