Arthour Meschyan & Vahan, 1989

 

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Dec. 5 , 1965.

Vahan Artsruni first came to attention in 1984 in the band of a legendary Armenian minstrel and rock musician Arthur Meschian. Working with Meschian shaped his taste and style, enabling him to develop various forms of Art Rock.

 

Meschyan’s band, 1984

 

Meschyan’s band, 1996

 

Before his musical career, he graduated the Yerevan State Medical Institute and got his Master's Degree in 1991.
Soon after Vahan entered the Yerevan State Conservatory in 1995 majoring in vocal with the great Armenian singer Gohar Gasparian. Subsequently, he was soloing with "Narek" Male Choir from 1989 to 1994 and in 1993-1994 at the State Academic Cappella of Armenia and "Haysmavourk" Medieval Choir.

first “group”,1983
Armen Ananyan, Vahan & Gourgen Melikyan

 

“NAREK” choir, 1993

 

first recording
at the “Gurgen’s studio”, 1991

 

From 1994-1996 as the Artistic Director he organized four “GAUDEAMUS” Music Festivals.

“GAU-Music 5” festival, 1994

“GAU III” festival, 1995

 

 in the Army
1995-1997

Upon his return from the Army in 1997, having collected huge material, he gave concerts with the Armenian National Symphonyc Orchestra representing his instrumental cycle "ETHNOPHONICA”, a suite, at the Aram Khachaturian Big Concert Hall.

Concert in the Aram Khachaturyan Big Concert Hall, 2000

 

 

In 1999 he presented a chamber cycle "Komitas. Ten Revelations” having composed the music based on the poetry of the great Armenian composer and ethnomusicologist Komitas Vardapet.
1999-2002 were very prolific for Vahan. He made numerous concerts participating in various projects. Naregatsi Chamber Orchestra and “SHOGHAKAT” choir performed his chamber music.

Komitas

Concert in the Komitas Chamber Music Hall, 2000  

 

In the year 2000 Vahan created a progressive music band called ARTSRUNI. With the graceful melodia of the flute, elegant guitars, solid bass and drums ...

 

LIVE on Armenian National TV Channel, 2002

 

As Vahan Artsruni
"Prologue." 1991 (Cassette)
Rouben Hakhverdyan, Lilit Pipoyan and Vahan Artsruni, 1991 (Cassette)

"The Spirit of War." Videofilm,1996 (Soundtrack)
"Idea Fix." Videofilm,1997(Soundtrack)

"THIS IS OUR MOTHERLAND." 1998 (CD and cassette)
“ARMENIA” - 2001 (P-CD), Australia
“ETHNOPHONICA” - 2002 (CD), Armenia
“KOMITAS. TEN REVELATIONS ” - 2002 (CD) , Armenia, USA

As ARTSRUNI progressive music band

“Live Cuts” - 2002 (CD), France
“CRUZAID”- 2002 (CD), France
“That’s all LIVE” - 2002 (CD), Armenia

 

Our short list of reviews and those who liked ARTSRUNI:
New Horizons, UK Wondrous Stories, UK Miuzik, UK (the prog act of the year) Organart, UK Eurock, USA Zoltan's Prog, USA Expose, USA Prog-Planet, USA Traverses, France Musea, France (contract for three albums) Progressive-Newsletter, Germany ESM Radio, Germany Radio Prog Holland, the Netherlands DVS, the Netherlands Strutter'zine, the Netherlands Colossus, Finland Radio Centraal, Belgium Ararat Films and Musik, Belgium Arlequins, Italy From Genesis to Revelation, Italy Kaliphonia, Italy Mellow Records, Italy Luna Negra, Mexico (contact for one album) Bajaprog, Mexico (invited to participate in Bajaprog VI) Alquimia 104, Mexico Prog-Pt, Portugal Eagle Promotions, Australia Cranium Music, New Zealand ARPROCH, Chile DPRP, Netherlands Radio Rosario, Brazil Organ Art, UK