Mikaël Tariverdiev (in Armenian: lang = "hy"> Միքայել Թարիվերդիեւ ) is a Soviet and Russian composer of Armenian origin, born on August 15 1931 in Tbilisi, Georgia (Soviet Union), and died on 25 July 1996 in Sochi, Russia.
In 1953 he entered the Gnessin Academy in Moscow where his composition teacher was Aram Khachaturian. Tariverdiev began as a composer in 1958, when his romances were performed by Zara Dolukhanova in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
He made himself famous for his film scores and wrote more than 100 of them. He started this kind of composition in the film The Youth of Our Fathers, shot in 1957, but his best-known works are the music for the films The Ten -seven moments of spring ("Семнадцать мгновений весны" in Russian) and the irony of fate ("Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!"). For this last film he receives the State Prize of the USSR, and in 1986 he is named "People's Artist of the RSFSR".
He also composed four operas, two ballets, concertos for violin and viola, several pieces for piano and organ as well as romances.