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" The soulful vocalist is a one woman United Nations of Cabaret." - Boston Globe
"Charming, adorable, enchanting and delightful... It's a musical trip to different countries, cultures and traditions, revealing the most sensitive, beautiful and sentimentally appealing qualities in each song."
- Alexander Korsantia, International prize winning concert pianist, Music Professor at New England Conservatory
Julia & the Zerounian Ensemble
Featuring: Julia Zerounian - Vocals
Sarkis Zerounian - Piano
Layth Sidiq - Violin
Eduardo Mercuri - Guitar
Grant Smith - Percussion
Fernando Huergo - Bass
The inimitable song-stylist Julia and the Zerounian Ensemble perform familiar and exotic songs from around the world. According to the Boston Globe, "The soulful vocalist is a one woman United Nations of Cabaret", singing French, Italian, Armenian, Russian, Persian, Yiddish and Latin tunes in addition to American Songbook classics, with her husband pianist Sarkis Zerounian leading the versatile and talented ensemble of musicians.
With her gorgeous and evocative voice she transcends language and culture to express the music inherent in any language and culture. With a worldwide repertoire of songs, Julia and her ensemble deliver an exciting musical experience with equal parts conviction, authority and heart. She takes on all the different musical genres of these countries performing with her glowing and warm personality and making her truly a "world music singer".
Julia began her singing and acting career at an early age in Armenia, later performing with various professional ensembles and theatrical groups throughout the former Soviet Union. Since her move to Boston, she has become well-known to audiences as a great interpreter of international and contemporary songs performing in many cities in the United States and Canada.
The combination of Julia's soulful, passionate singing and mastery of all the different musical styles has not only gained a large and loyal following, but garnered rave reviews from prominent musicians and music critics as well as her loyal fans. Alexander Korsantia, International prize winning concert pianist, and music professor commented after one of Julia's concerts: "Charming adorable, enchanting and delightful - those are the key impressions after attending the concert of the versatile singer Julia and the Zerounian ensemble... it is a musical trip to different countries, cultures and traditions, revealing the most sensitive, beautiful and sentimentally appealing qualities in each song." Other audience reactions and comments: "Thank you so much for the most wonderful and inspiring, romantic concert. Your concert is always a special evening in the Boston cultural life." - "...how very much we enjoyed your concert. It was one of those evening that you wanted to go on forever. Thank you for sharing your voice and music with us. You bring much happiness and inspiration to your audience"