Honored Artist of the Republic of Moldova
Master of Fine Arts in Music
First Prize Winner at the National A.Stirchea Opera Singers’ Competition (Moldova, Chisinau, 1995)
Diploma of Honored Recipient at the H.Darclee International Competition (Romania, Braila, 1999)
Scholarship of the Central and Eastern European Music theaters (Austria, Vienna, 2004-2005)
In recent seasons, Zarui Vardanean has established herself as one of the most important dramatic mezzo-sopranos singing today. A recent performance of Bizet’s Carmen with Opera & Ballet International Company in the UK led one critic to write, “Yet it is Zarui Vardanean`s Mezzo-soprano voice and perfect dark gypsy beauty, combined with the rare ability for an opera star to act, which will live long in the memory. Vardanean not only takes on the role of Carmen, but she also possesses it to lock, stock and barrel and turns the whole show into something quite exceptional.”
She is well-known to audiences in the UK, Netherland, Romania, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Germany etc. and her native country Rep. of Moldova. She made an auspicious debut at the National Opera and Ballet Theatre Republic of Moldova in 1998 when she appeared as Ulrica. After that, she sang about twenty-three leading roles including Carmen, Amneris, Azucena, Adalgisa, Ljubasha, Olga, Pauline, etc.
Zarui Vardanean was a welcome guest artist in the leading opera houses of Romania (National Opera Bucharest, National Opera Cluj-Napoca, and National Opera Constanta).
Participated at the International Festivals such as The International Festival “Va Invita M.Biesu” (1998 – 2013), The “Days of Russian Culture Festival “in Chisinau, Moldova (2004), The 8th International Festival of Performance Art “SheBitei”, organized by “E.Ionescu” theatre (2007), The International Festival “Martishor” (1998-2013), The International Festival "Crizantema de Aur" (2011), The International Festival “Opera Nights” (Hunedoara, Transylvania 2013).
In concert, Vardanean has appeared with the National Philharmonic S.Lunkevici, National TV and Radio Orchestra Rep. of Moldova, Banatul State Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), Cadenza Productions Company (The Netherlands) etc. Her Vocal- Symphonic repertoire included Requiem by Verdi, Requiem, Messa C-Dur by Mozart, Stabat Mater by Dvorak, 9th Symphony by Beethoven, Brahms Rhapsody, and Alexander Nevsky by S.Prokofiev and also of such vocal cycles as Five Poems of Mathilde Wesendonk by Wagner, From Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich, Seven Spanish Folk Songs by M.De Faglia, Songs About Dead Children by G. Mahler. In her concert programs, Zarui includes romances and songs of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Ravel, Mahler, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms, Grieg, Strauss, and others.
The International Festival “Opera Nights” Hunedoara, Transylvania 2013
1994 – 1998 G. Musicescu Academy of Music Diploma of Licensed (Licentiate), with Qualification of Opera Soloist, Performer of Chamber Vocal Music, combined with the previous study, it is comparable to a second bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with concentration in Opera and Chamber Vocal Music Performing) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States, with preparation for the teaching thereof.
The International Festival "Crizantema de Aur" 2011
The 8th International Festival of Performance Art “Bitei”, organized by “E.Ionescu” theatre 2007
The International Festival “Va Invita M.Biesu” 1998 – 2013
1985 – 1991 Diploma of G. Musicescu Moldovan State Conservatory; Qualification of Choir Master, Teacher of Choral Disciplines, comparable to, combined bachelor's degree and master's degree (Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Music with a concentration in Choir Mastery) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States, with preparation for the teaching thereof.
2011 – 2013 Institute of Continuing Education (Diploma of Supplementary Vocational Qualification based on Higher Education), with Qualification of Manager, Business and Administration combined with the previous study, it is comparable to a third bachelor's degree (Bachelor of Science in Management) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States.