Samvel Yervinyan is an Armenian violinist and composer. Yervinyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He began studying music at the age of 7 in Spenderian Music School under the tutoring of Armen Minasian.
Yervinyan took part in numerous competitions winning the first prizes in his age group. He played Henry Vieuxtemps' 2nd concert on his graduation day and received a standing ovation from all the faculty members. He continued his studies at Tchaikovsky’s Music Conservatory, under the guidance and tutoring of Maestro Edward Dayan.
Yervinyan then became the professor's pride and strongest candidate for future a concert violinist. At his graduation, he played several classical compositions including, Bach's Adagio and Fugue in G Minor, Mozart's violin concert No. 5 in A Major, Paganini's Caprice No. 21 in A Major, and Sarasate's Gypsy Melodies. In 1993 Mr. Yervinyan earned his PhD from Yerevan State Musical Conservatory in Armenia.
He has performed on Yanni's "Ethnicity" world tours in 2003 and 2004, as well as on Yanni Live! - The Concert and Yanni Voices tours. He continues to perform with Yanni, on the 'World Without Borders" tour.