Samvel Yervinyan was born in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia, on January 25, 1966. At the age of 7 he began studying at the Spenderian Music School under the tutoring of Maestero Armen Minasian. He showed great promise as a violinist and a composer. He participated in quiet a few competitions and won all the first place prizes in his age group. On his graduation day, in 1980 he played Henry Vietan's 2nd concert and received a standing ovation from all the faculty members. He was asked to continue his studies at Tchaikovsky’s Music Conservatory. In 1993 Mr. Yervinyan earned his PhD from Komitas State Conservatory in Republic of Armenia.