Today is 114th birth anniversary of world-famous composer Aram Khachaturian. On this occasion the solemn opening ceremony of the 13th Aram Khachaturian Competition will take place at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall tonight.
Konstantin Orbelyan, Honored Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet after Alexander Spendiaryan, will chair the jury.
The contest has brought together 43 participants from 13 countries (Armenia, Artsakh, Russia, Kazakhstan, USA, UK, Germany, France, Cyprus, Mexico, South Africa, Lithuania and Ukraine).
All participants will be required to perform works by Komitas in the first round.
The winner will get $10,000, the second and third prize holders will received $5,000 and $3,000 thousand respectively.
Khachaturian Competition is a member of the World Federation of Music Competitions.
The Competition has been organized by the Armenian Ministry of Culture, the “Aram Khachaturuian Competition” Cultural Foundation and the Yerevan State Conservatory. It is held under the high patronage of First Lady Rita Sargsyan.
The composer’s bust will be unveiled at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall before the start of the contest.