Rafael Hovanesian was born in Yerevan, Armenia. He attended school N 5 named after Moushegh Ishkhan. Rafael started singing since early childhood. Along with his music career he also graduated from the Department of International Relations at Yerevan State University. Rafael moved to the United States in 2017. He improved his musical proficiency with masters of the international jazz scene in NYC. He has performed also with concerts in major cities of the US, Europe and Armenia.