Iosif Arshakovich Andriasov (Ovsep Andreasian) was born in Moscow, USSR, to an Armenian family in 1933. He was a genuine hero, who fought adversity and achieved more than anyone could imagine by being honest, straightforward, and uncompromising. Iosif Andriasov was internationally recognized during and after his life as one of the most important people in world culture.
"When the entire world lost a sense of harmony, composer Iosif Andriasov has not only not lost this sense, but added to harmony a new quality." - Dmitry Shostakovich, composer