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Arsen Petrosyan

Arsen Petrosyan is a young duduk player from Yerevan, Armenia. He is a graduate of the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, where he studied under renowned master Gevorg Dabaghyan and is currently a soloist with the Armenian Traditional Music Ensemble and has his own group, the Arsen Petrosyan Trio. Despite his relatively young age, Arsen has already performed throughout the world. He initially began his studies with mentor Krikor Khachtryan, starting out on the shvi (an Armenian wind instrument) at the age of six.

The duduk is an double reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood, indigenous to Armenia and famous for its hauntingly beautiful sound. The instrument is often considered a symbol of Armenian identity.