Arsen Petrosyan is an Armenian duduk player who lives in Charentsavan, Armenia. He is a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where he studied under renowned duduk master Gevorg Dabaghyan (Shoghaken Ensemble, Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble). Considered a musical prodigy, he initially began his studies with
mentor Krikor Khachtryan starting out on the shvi (an Armenian wind instrument) at the age of six.
Despite his relatively young age (born in 1994), Petrosyan is a seasoned professional who has performed extensively throughout the United States, Russia, Canada, India, Germany, Spain (Canary Islands), France, the Republic of Georgia as well as his native Armenia. He is currently a soloist with the Armenian Traditional Music Ensemble (Yerevan) as well as having recently created his own group, the Arsen Petrosyan Trio. Petrosyan has participated as a soloist with the Naregatsi Ensemble. His debut album “Charentsavan: Music for Armenian Duduk” (Pomegranate Music) was released in November 2015. He is a Pomegranate Music recording artist.
A native of Charentsavan, Armenia, Petrosyan’s family originally hails from an Armenian enclave in Georgia called Javakhk. His ancestral roots go back to Erzerum (historical Armenia), which is now part of Turkey. He has an active performance and teaching schedule in and around Armenia.