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Ara Yaralyan (b.1973) has studied jazz double bass at the Estonian Music Academy, from where he got a Master of Music degree in 2010. He has also studied at the Metropolia University in Finland. In addition to his own trio he plays in the jazz-folk ensemble Shabat Quartet, the jazz guitar trio Sooäär/Yaralyan/Ounaskari (who received the prize of The Estonian Jazz Group of 2022) performing frequently in Estonia and abroad. He has performed with many internationally known musicians, such as Ingrid Jensen, Kari Ikonen, Markku Ounaskari, Vardan Ovsepian, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Datevik Hovhannisyan, Kristjan Randalu. Yaralyan has performed in Finland, Sweden, Russia, Latvia, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Irland, Italy, Armenia, Switserland and USA. Ara’s playing and/or compositions/arrangments can be heard on more than 20 records. Yaralyan works as a bass, jazz music theory teacher at MUBA in Tallinn and Art school in Maardu.


2009 - 2010

Estonian Music & Theatre Academy Master of Culture and Arts (Jazz Music) 

2008 - 2009

Estonian Music & Theatre Academy Bachelor of Culture and Arts (Jazz Music) 

2006 - 2008

Metropolia Helsinki (teachers Wade Mikkola, Ufl Krokfors)

1998 -1999

Private double bass lessons (Joshua Davis, prof. assistant Berklee College of Music)

1994 -1996

G.Ots Music School; Tallinn, Estonia

1990 -1994

Yerevan State Institute of Architecture and Construction, Armenia

1980 -1987

 Alaverdi Music School (violin); Armenia

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