The Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Aram Khachaturian International Festival will air live on Euronews at 4 p.m. CET today.
The ceremony will be dedicated to the 135th anniversary of Aram Manukian, the founder of the First Republic of Armenia and held at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.
Headed by artistic director and Principal Conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia will perform jointly with the National State Academic Choir of Armenia and the world-renowned musicians Mayu Kishima (violin/Japan) the winner of the International Henryk Wieniawski violin competition and Grammy award-winner Maria Domashenko (mezzo-soprano/Russia).
The Khachaturian International Festival was first held in 2013 on the initiative of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (the official orchestra of the Aram Khachaturian International Competition) and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.
The Festival has attracted top musicians from all over the world including Vladimir Spivakov, Zakhar Bron, Alexander Romanovsky, Ning Feng and Sergey Khachatryan.