Teni's love for a cappella began at Carnegie Mellon where she sang in the school’s Jazz Choir and earned a Masters in Arts Management. Her love for Armenian folk music truly unfolded on her first trip to Armenia in 2000, one that eventually led her to the members of Zulal in a most circuitous way. Zulal has brought life and breath to Teni’s foremost passion and she considers herself lucky to share this creative process with two friends who are now much more like sisters.
Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian
Anaïs Tekerian studied theater at Yale University, where she sang with and directed the Yale Slavic Chorus. Originally from San Francisco, Anaïs now lives in New York, performing in plays and films in and around the city. Her original play, Tangled Yarn, (with soundtrack by Zulal), premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2010. She is thrilled to be exploring the musical heritage of her ancestors with Zulal.
Yeraz Markarian was first introduced to a cappella at Barnard College at Columbia University where she began singing as a "bass". A native New Yorker, she has a background in marketing and a PhD in clinical psychology. Yeraz is proud to take part in rediscovering Armenian folk music, and is overjoyed that what began as an innocent conversation among friends has led to the creation of Zulal.