Born in 1995, Samvel started playing drums at a very young age. While studying at the highly renowned Kim Nazaretov Music School in Russia, Samvel toured with the K.N. Children's Big Band for 8 years. As a percussionist of the East-West European Jazz Orchestra, he also performed in Germany and the Czech Republic with living legends ave Liebman, Peter Beets and Dennis Rowland. In 2009, He was awarded first prize at the “Drummers of Tomorrow” competition in Russia, showcasing his raw unbelievable talent.
Since then, Sarkisyan has continued to play and tour extensively while studying at the Prince Clause Conservatory with Gene Jackson, Steve Altenburg and Matt Wilson. His latest shows include several venues in Groningen with Alex Sipiagin, Jazztime at the Amphion opening for Candy Dulfer, and the 10th annual Jubilee International Jazz Festival with Wycliffe Gordon and Joris Teepe.
Samvel is now studying towards a master in jazz performance from the Queens College in New York. The prevailing groups he is a part of are the “Yoonmi Choi Trio,” “ASL,” “Stories Listen” "Joe Locke quartet".