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"ARMENIA" INTERNATIONAL
MUSIC FESTIVAL

The several years of the festival’s history have earned it a reputation of a celebrated and awaited annual music event, with the concerts featuring world-scale prominent artists, whose performances might otherwise be less affordable or available in famous music halls around the world to many music lovers.

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The “ARMENIA” International Music Festival was established in 2017 at the initiative of Sergey Smbatyan, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Konstantin Ishkhanov, the President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture. The several years of the festival’s history have earned it a reputation of a celebrated and awaited annual music event, with the concerts featuring world-scale prominent artists, whose performances might otherwise be less affordable or available in famous music halls around the world to many music lovers. In the framework of the “ARMENIA” International Music Festival, many new talents have the opportunity to perform before a larger audience along with distinguished soloists, opening for them new paths of excellence in the sphere of classical music.

Upcoming Concerts

29 Sep

20:00

Opening Ceremony | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall 46 Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

02 Oct

20:00

Sergei Dogadin | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

09 Oct

20:00

Daniel Lozakovich | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

10 Oct

19:30

Pavel Gililov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

12 Oct

19:30

Jingge Yan | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

14 Oct

19:30

Maxim Rubtsov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

16 Oct

19:30

Jean-Paul Gasparian | "Armenia" International Music Festival

National Centre of Chamber Music Yerevan, Armenia

17 Oct

20:00

Yeol Eum Son | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Sport and concert complex after Karen Demirchyan Yerevan, Armenia

19 Oct

20:00

Fumiaki Miura | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Sport and concert complex after Karen Demirchyan Yerevan, Armenia

20 Oct

19:30

Vladimir Ovchinnikov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

21 Oct

20:00

Rémi Geniet | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

23 Oct

20:00

Gil Shaham | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

25 Oct

20:00

Yuri Medianik | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

27 Oct

20:00

Steven Isserlis | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

29 Oct

20:00

Closing Ceremony | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

CONCERTS

29 Sep

20:00

Opening Ceremony | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall 46 Mashtots Avenue, Yerevan

02 Oct

20:00

Sergei Dogadin | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

09 Oct

20:00

Daniel Lozakovich | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

10 Oct

19:30

Pavel Gililov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

12 Oct

19:30

Jingge Yan | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

14 Oct

19:30

Maxim Rubtsov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

16 Oct

19:30

Jean-Paul Gasparian | "Armenia" International Music Festival

National Centre of Chamber Music Yerevan, Armenia

17 Oct

20:00

Yeol Eum Son | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Sport and concert complex after Karen Demirchyan Yerevan, Armenia

19 Oct

20:00

Fumiaki Miura | "Armenia" International Music Festival

Sport and concert complex after Karen Demirchyan Yerevan, Armenia

20 Oct

19:30

Vladimir Ovchinnikov | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Komitas Chamber Music House Yerevan, Armenia

21 Oct

20:00

Rémi Geniet | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

23 Oct

20:00

Gil Shaham | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

25 Oct

20:00

Yuri Medianik | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

27 Oct

20:00

Steven Isserlis | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

29 Oct

20:00

Closing Ceremony | “Armenia” International Music Festival

Karen Demirtchian Sports and Concert Complex Yerevan, Armenia

Previous Years

20 18 - 20

20 20

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2020

The “ARMENIA” International Music Festival was established in 2017 at the initiative of Sergey Smbatyan, the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and Konstantin Ishkhanov, the President of the European Foundation for Support of Culture.

 

The several years of the festival’s history have earned it a reputation of a celebrated and awaited annual music event, with the concerts featuring world-scale prominent artists, whose performances might otherwise be less affordable or available in famous music halls around the world to many music lovers.

 

In the framework of the “ARMENIA” International Music Festival, many new talents have the opportunity to perform before a larger audience along with distinguished soloists, opening for them new paths of excellence in the sphere of classical music.

Concert Programme

24. 09

19:30

Sport and Concert Complex after Karen Demirchyan
Ernest Chausson - Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op.25

Alexey Shor - Violin Concerto “Phantasms”

Dance of the Graces

Elegy

Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Travel Notebook”

Wayfarers Prayer

La Rambla (inspired by visiting Barcelona)

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Denis-Kozhukhin img

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Stella-Chen img

Stella Chen

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

26. 09

19:30

Sport and Concert Complex after Karen Demirchyan
Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “From My Bookshelf”

Cinderella

Cinderella

Alexey Shor - “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for Violin and Orchestra

Summer

Autumn

Pablo de Sarasate - Carmen-Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Freddy-Kempf img

Freddy Kempf

Piano

Zia-Hyunsu Shin img

Zia Hyunsu Shin

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

27. 09

19:30

Sport and Concert Complex after Karen Demirchyan
Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Childhood Memories”

Chasing Fireflies

Blooming May

Sandbox

Hourglass

Last Days of Summer

Naivete

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from “Swan Lake” Suite, Op.20a

Scene

Dance of the Little Swans

Hungarian Dance (Czardas)

Spanish Dance

Spanish Dance

Finale

Dmitry-Yablonsky img

Dmitry Yablonsky

Conductor

Andrey-Gugnin img

Andrey Gugnin

Piano

28. 09

19:30

Sport and Concert Complex after Karen Demirchyan
Józef Hofmann - Charakterskizzen, Op.40

Vision

Jadis

Alexey Shor - Piano Sonata

Allegro deciso

Andante

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83

Allegro inquieto (in B-flat major)

Andante caloroso (in E major)

28. 09

19:30

Sport and Concert Complex after Karen Demirchyan
Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Allegro

Adagio

Alexey Shor - Clarinet Concerto

Vivace

Andante

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - ”The Sleeping Beauty” Suite, Op.66a

Introduction

Adagio

Marius-Stravinsky img

Marius Stravinsky

Conductor

Alexander-Knyazev img

Alexander Knyazev

Cello

Andreas-Ottensamer img

Andreas Ottensamer

Clarinet

20 19

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2019

Three years in a row, Armenia is transforming into a place of a unique festival of classical music for several days in a year. On September 22-26, 2019, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and The European Foundation for Support of Culture with the support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, are hosting the third “Armenia” International Music Festival.


The Festival is being organized since 2017 and shortly has become one of the most awaited musical events. “Armenia” International Music Festival is aimed at promoting the compositions of classical and contemporary composers for the wide population both in Armenia and abroad.


One of the significant achievements of the Festival is the world-renowned musicians’ engagement in the event. The audience has a unique opportunity to discover the prominent representatives of contemporary performing art. Musicians from Armenia and beyond its borders will perform in the framework of this year's festival.
Although young, the “Armenia” International Music Festival has reached visible success and gained international popularity: outstanding efforts by the organizers and involvement of exceptionally talented artists from around the world have made the Festival be one of the most awaited musical events.

Concert Programme

22. 09

19:00

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 27’

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Alexey Shor - Seascapes for Violin and Orchestra 16’

I Abandoned Lighthouse

II Lonely Sail

Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto "Musical Pilgrimage" 20’

I Allegro

II Adagio

Andrey-Baranov img

Andrey Baranov

Violin

Jonathan-Roozeman img

Jonathan Roozeman

Cello

Conrad-van Alphen img

Conrad van Alphen

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

23. 09

19:00

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Mikhail Kokzhayev - “Sardarapat bells” overture 12’

Alexey Shor - “Crystal Palace” Suite 40’

Overture

Children's Dance

Pietro Mascagni - Intermezzo from the Opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” 4’

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Anna-Kasian img

Anna Kasian

Soprano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

24. 09

18:00

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - “The Sleeping Beauty” Suite Op. 66a 21’

Introduction

Adagio

Pas de caractère

Panorama

Waltz

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16 31’

Andantino-Allegretto

Scherzo: Vivace

Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

Finale: Allegro tempestoso

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Nikolay-Lugansky img

Nikolay Lugansky

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

25. 09

19:00

Komitas Chamber Music House
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasy No.3 in D minor, KV 397 6

Alexey Shor - Childhood Memories Cycle for Piano 35

Chasing fireflies

Blooming May

Frederic Chopin - Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. 4’

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55/2 4’

Ingolf-Wunder img

Ingolf Wunder

Piano

02. 11

17:00

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Qigang Chen - “L’Eloignement” for String Orchestra

Qigang Chen - Violin Concerto “La joie de la souffrance”

Qigang Chen - Piano Concerto “Er Huang”

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Ning-Feng img

Ning Feng

Violin

Remi-Geniet img

Remi Geniet

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

20 18

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2018

From 2-6 July “Armenia” International Music festival will be held in Yerevan. In the frameworks of the festival the true music lovers will have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful classic music programs. 

The concert programs of the festival are unique, the start of all the concerts will be given by the famous works of Armenian composers, among them are the works of Grigor Eghiazaryan, Edgar Hovhannisyan, also the works of contemporary composers Tigran Mansuryan, Vardan Adjemian, Yervand Yerkanyan, Gagik Hovunts will be performed. The world classic music also will be presented to the audience, the best works of Felix Mendelson, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Gioachino Rossini and Alexey Shor, who is the composer in residence for the festival, are included in the concert programs of the festival. 

It is worth to mention that “Armenia” International Music Festival will host in Yerevan more than 200 tourists, who will be in Yerevan to become a part of the festival and besides will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the sightseeing, historical and cultural values of Armenia and Yerevan, thus besides the impression they will get from the concerts, they will take in their minds some memories from Armenia. 

Concert Programme

02. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Grigor Yeghiazaryan - "Armenia" Symphonic Poem 14'

Yervand Yerkanyan - "Mystery" for Symphony Orchestra 17'

Alexey Shor - "Travel Notebook" Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 31'

1. Wayfarers Prayer

2. La Rambla (inspired by visiting Barcelona)

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Denis-Kozhukhin img

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

03. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Vardan Adjemian - Festive Overture 8'

Alexey Shor - Seascapes for Violin and Orchestra 16'

1. Abandoned Lighthouse

2. Lonely Sail

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 40'

I Allegro non troppo

II Adagio

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Nikolaj-Znaider img

Nikolaj Znaider

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

04. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Tigran Mansurian - Excerpts from the Ballet “The Snow Queen” 13’

1. Menuet

2. Adagio

Alexey Shor - Pieces from the Ballet “Crystal Palace” 12

1. Ode to Anna

2. Intro and Aria of the White Lady

Edward Grieg - “Peer Gynt” Symphonic Suite No.1, Op.46 14’

1. Morning Mood

2. Death of Åse

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Anna-Aglatova img

Anna Aglatova

Soprano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

05. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Edgar Hovhannisyan - Adagio from “Marmar” Suite, Op.15a 5’

Airat Ichmouratov - “David of Sassoun” Symphonic Fantasy, Op.11 21'

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 39'

I Moderato

II Adagio sostenuto

Anna-Ulaieva img

Anna Ulaieva

Piano

Alan-Chircop img

Alan Chircop

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

06. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall
Gagik Hovunts - Three Choreographic Pieces11’

1. Theme

2. Largo

Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 27'

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 40'

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Alan-Chircop img

Alan Chircop

Conductor

Karen-Shahgaldyan img

Karen Shahgaldyan

Violin

Polina-Osetinskaya img

Polina Osetinskaya

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra