Aram Talalyan was born in Yerevan, on April 4, 1971.
Aram Talalyan is third from dynasty of well-known musicians after his uncle
Henrik Talalyan and father Geronty Talalyan.
After receiving a Master’s degree with Honors, from Yale University (USA) Mr.
Talalyan returns to Armenia. He has been teaching cello and chamber music in
Yerevan state conservatory since 1997, numerous students of Mr. Talalyan
received top prizes in competitions around world.
Aram Talalyan is a founder and artistic director of “Yerevan Baroque Festival”
and “Talalyan brothers” Viola-Cello Festival in Armenia. From 2010 to 2011 has
been appointed as an artistic director of Classical Series at Cafesjian Center
for the Arts in Yerevan (Armenia). From 2000 to 2009 has served as a cellist of
Komitas String Quartet. From 2015 till 2018 Mr. Talalyan was a cellist of Aram
Khachaturian State string quartet.
Aram Talalyan has collaborated with such renowned artists as Claude Frank, Yo Yo
Ma, Gunter Herbig, Jesse Levin, Emin Khachaturian, Wolfgang Meyer, Vladimir
Spivakov, Diemut Poppen, Ani and Ida Kavafian, Levon Chilingirian, Christopher
Stembridge, Darko Brlek, Ilya Gringolts, Armen Babakhanian, Narek Hakhnazaryan,
Mikayel Balyan, Sergey Khachatryan, and many others. Mr. Talalyan has toured in
CIS countries, Europe, Asia, North and South America and Middle East.
He is a first performer and initiator of a great number of compositions for
orchestra, chamber ensembles and cello. Mr. Talalyan received a State Honor
award in 2009. In 2013 was invited as a president of the jury of Aram
Khachaturian International Cello Competition. In 2009 together with pianist
Julietta Vardanyan formed a piano-cello duo ARS LUNGA and completed a large
scale unprecedented recording project “Anthology of Armenian music for cello and
piano” album with 12 CDs and 60 compositions by Armenian composers, presently
completing 2nd part of recording project included 40 compositions for piano
During 2011-2014 seasons he was invited to conduct in prestigious international
festivals: “Traveling Notes", "Melodies of Peace", “The Return Festival”,
"National Gallery of Arts" and several State Academic orchestras in Ukraine,
Georgia, and Kazakhstan. Under guidance of Mr. Talalyan ERASMUS PLUS program was
engaged in Yerevan conservatory for the first time from 2018 till present.