Enkhtaivan Agvaantseren

Music composer and producer, film director.

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Biographical Notes

Enkhtaivan Agvaantseren graduated from the National Teacher’s University in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in 1980, and from the Ural Music University of Yekaterinburg (formerly Sverdlovsk), Russia in 1985 as an opera singer and professor.

From 1985 to 2008, he worked as a Tenor at The National Opera and Ballet House of Ulaanbaatar. He performed as a lead tenor in 34 world classical operas and traditional Mongolian operas such as Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca, Klaf in Puccini's Turandot, Pinkerton in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Alfredo in Verdi's la Traviata and many more.

He has written over 370 songs, 3 movie soundtracks, and composed 20 pieces of music for symphonic orchestra, morin khuur (horsehead fiddle, Mongolian bowed stringed instrument) solo, violin solo and cello solo. He has been a member of the Mongolian Music Composer’s Guild since 1986. From 1990 to 1992, he was selected as lead actor to play the role of Genghis Khan in a joined Mongolian and Japanese movie called "Chinggis Khaan, Eternal Power of the Sky". He also directed many short films and documentaries such as “Khan Khentii Mountain” in 2003, and “The children of Genghis Khan” in 2004. In 2008 he directed the fiction film “A Pearl in the Forest" from the original story "Nuhend Uldeesen Suvd" written by his wife, Bayarmarmagnai Byambaa.

He also teaches at The Music and Dance College of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and is the owner of the company "Idugan Entertainment". In 2009, he was awarded the People's Artist Award in recognition for his many artistic contributions in Mongolia.