Samvel Barsegian was born in Yerevan/Armenia in 1971.He started to play violin at the age of 6. In 1987 he switched to viola. In 1989 Samvel entered Yerevan State Conservatory and won 1 price in the National competition. In year 1991-1997 he studied in Freiburg School of Music in Germany with Professor Kim Kashkashian. From 1995-1998 Samvel was regularly taking lessons of viola and conducting with Rudolf Barshai. In all these years he made several masterclasses with many famous musicians such as Janosh Starker, Josef Silverstein, Mstislav Rostropovich. From 1998 Samvel was a principal violist of Flemish Fhilarmonic orchestra in Antwerp/Belgium.In 2008 he moved to Lisbon/Portugal, where he is the principal viola of Gulbenkian Orchestra.Samvel Barsegian is the founder of Lisbon Chamber Orchestra, where he is a chef conductor and artistic director.
From 2010 Samvel is conducting many orchestras around Europe, Russia and Armenia