The Khachaturian International Online Competition will be held from June 6 to 15, 2020.
Musicians from 16 to 32 years of age can participate.
“The classical music lovers and musicians from all over the world will have a chance to witness a magnificent event this June. In the face of the current pandemic and lockdown situation, the Khachaturian International Competition, which is an annual classical music competition held in Armenia’s capital Yerevan, is transforming into a unique digital format, becoming the first of its kind contest in the classical music world. Focusing on the Violin specialty this year, the new digital format will give the contestants, jury, and regular viewers the exclusive opportunity to experience this grand event, all while at home. And what is a crowning achievement on top of this special platform is that, still the third round will be accompanied by the official orchestra of the Competition, the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, and its principal conductor Sergey Smbatyan.”
The 16th Khachaturian International Competition dedicated to violin will be held in Yerevan from 6-13 June 2020.
The project is being implemented thanks to joint efforts of RA Ministry of Culture, “Aram Khachaturian-competition” Cultural Foundation and Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory. The Board of Trustees includes such well-known figures as: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Reinhart von Gutzeit, Pavel Kogan, Elizbieta Penderecka, Alexander Sokolov, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Mark Zilberquit, Constantine Orbelian and other significant persons. In 2008, during a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees a new President, Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, composer, and RA honored artist Professor Armen Smbatyan was elected.