CV – Ars Lunga

ArsLunga“Ars lunga” Piano-Cello duo has been established in 2009 by cellist Aram Talalyan and pianist Julietta Vardanyan, since than the group has performed numerous recitals across Armena, CIS countries, Far and Near East, Europe, Iran, participating in such well-known festivals as, Talalyan brothers Festival in Yerevan (Armenia) and “Fajr Festival” in Tehran (Iran), “Moscow Autumn” modern music festival, Contemporary Music (Ukraine), Martisor(Moldavia), Deia(Spain), Minimes(Belgium) and many others.
In 2012 Duo “Ars lunga” received a Gold Medal from Union of Moscow composers. In 2015 duo received gold medal from VIVACELL-MTS Company. A number of well-known composers wrote pieces dedicated to Duo “Ars Lunga”: Hooshyar Khayam (Iran), Suren Zakaryan(Armenia), Artyom Kokzhaev(Russia),
Haig Boyadjian(USA), Jakov Jakoulov(USA), Rebecca  Ashooghian(Iran), Mikhail Kokzhaev(Armenia) etc.
During 2012-2013 season duo has recorded live – 3 sets of complete music for cello and piano by Robert Schumann, Aram Khachaturian and Tigran Mansurian, in 2015 recorded complete Vardapet Komitas arrangements for cello and piano. Repertoire of the group is spreading from original Baroque to complete sets of standard Classical, Romantic and Contemporary works.
In 2013 “Ars lunga” completed a large scale recording project: “Anthology of Armenian music for cello and piano”. It contains entire music from 1900 till now days written for piano and cello by Armenian composers. Album contains 12 CDs and 60 compositions. This album has been spread worldwide and can be found in listening libraries of major universities of USA, Russia, EU, Canada, Near and Far East countries, Library of Congress(USA), as well as in  European Public Radio stations and CIS countries Composer Unions.
Presently Duo “Ars lunga” is working on “Anthology of Armenian trio” recording project with several Armenian violinists who live across the world.