Artist pic




" The soulful vocalist is a one woman United Nations of Cabaret."
- Boston Globe

Julia and the Zerounian Ensemble

Featuring: Layth Sidiq - Violin
Edwardo Mercuri - Guitar
Granto Smith - Drums
Fernando Huergo - Bass
Sarkis Zerounian - Piano

The charming and enchanting song-stylist Julia and the Zerounian Ensemble return to the Regattabar for a unique cabaret evening of songs from around the world. According to the Boston Globe, "The soulful vocalist is a one-woman United Nations of Cabaret", she has been captivating her audiences for many decades 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 international ensemble of musicians.

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. Julia moved to Boston in 1972 after marrying Sarkis (who also happens to be a highly regarded structural engineer with numerous award winning projects) whom she met when he was doing graduate studies in Armenian music at the Komitas Conservatory in Yerevan. Since then Julia performing with her husband 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." - " very much we enjoyed your concert. It was one of those evenings 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". "We leave her always full of longing for the next time we shall hear her voice."