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KHACHATURIAN
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The Khachaturian International Festival is one of the very few widely celebrated classical music festivals in the region, with its reputation and geography of participants increasingly extending well beyond Armenia.

09. Dec

20. Dec

Established in 2013 with the efforts of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Sergey Smbatyan, the annual festival hosts in the capital city of Yerevan world-renowned and beloved classical artists to co-create an inspiring ambience of cross-cultural dialogue through music, as well as to raise the awareness of Aram Khachaturian’s composing legacy with their performances. John Malkovich, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Sergey Khachatryan, Mayu Kishima, Ning Feng, Boris Berezovsky, Gloria Campaner, Alexander Romanovsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan and many others have been among the brightest stars to light up Khachaturian,s musical universe  throughout the history of the festival.

The 9th edition of the Khachaturian International Festival of 2021 is held under the title “Three Friends: Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Shostakovich”, in honor of the artistic friendship of the three prominent composers of the 20th century.

Previous Years

20 18 - 21

20 21

Khachaturian International Festival 2021

Concert Programme

14. 12

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, Op. 35

Allegro moderato

Lento

Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102

Allegro

Andante

Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No.12 in D minor, Op. 112

Revolutionary Petrograd

Razliv

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Alexander-Romanovsky img

Alexander Romanovsky

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

16. 12

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, Op.26

Andante - Allegro

Tema con variazioni

Allegro, ma non troppo

Intermission

Sergei Prokofiev - Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Moderato

Allegretto

Andante espressivo

Vivace

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

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Valentina Lisitsa

Piano

18. 12

19:25

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Violin Concerto in D minor

Allegro con fermezza

Andante sostenuto

Allegro vivace

Intermission

Aram Khachaturian - Symphony No.2 in E minor “The Bell Symphony”

Andante maestoso

Allegro risoluto

Andante sostenuto

Andante mosso - Allegro sostenuto. Maestoso

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

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Nikita Boriso-Glebsky

Violin

20. 12

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Dance of Rose Maidens from Ballet “Gayaneh” (Jazz arrangement)

Aram Khachaturian - Anthem of the Soviet Armenia (Jazz arrangement)

Aram Khachaturian - Dance of the Young Kurds from Ballet “Gayaneh” (Jazz arrangement)

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

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Vahagn Hayrapetyan

Pianist

Armen-Hyusnunts img

Armen Hyusnunts

Saxophone

20 20

Khachaturian International Festival 2020

20 19

Khachaturian International Festival 2019

Concert Programme

14. 12

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
John Ter-Tatevosian - John Ter-Tatevosian

Prologue. Largo - Con moto ma molto tranquillo - Tempo I

Prologue. Largo - Con moto ma molto tranquillo - Tempo I

Max Bruch - Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26

Vorspiel

Adagio

Maurice Ravel - “Tzigane” Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra

Harutyun-Arzumanyan img

Harutyun Arzumanyan

Conductor

17. 12

19:00

Aram Khachaturian - Toccata for piano

Federico Mompou - Variations on a Theme of Chopin

Theme

Variation I

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op. 58

Allegro maestoso

Scherzo: Molto vivace

Lilit-Grigoryan img

Lilit Grigoryan

Piano

18. 12

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Jazz arrangements

Dance of Rose Maidens from “Gayaneh” Ballet

Dance of the Young Kurds from “Gayaneh Ballet”

Lullaby from “Gayaneh Ballet”

Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia from “Spartacus” Ballet

Galop from “Masquerade” Drama Music

Ode to Joy

Andantino

Adagio Spartacus and Phrygia from “Spartacus” Ballet

Aram Khachaturian

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Vahagn-Hayrapetyan img

Vahagn Hayrapetyan

Pianist

Armen-Hyusnunts img

Armen Hyusnunts

Conductor / saxophone

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Satenik Hakobyan-Ulikhanyan

Theremin

20. 12

19:00

Zoltán Kodály - Sonatina for Cello and Piano

Franz Schubert - Sonata for Arpeggione and Piano in A minor, D. 821

Allegro moderato

Adagio

Aram Khachaturian - Sonata-Fantasy for solo Cello in C major

Andante sostenuto

Allegro giocoso, sostenuto

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Jonathan Swensen

Cello

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Hripsime Aghaqaryan

Piano

21. 12

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Qiming Lü - Overture "Ode to the Red Flag"

Liu Tieshan/Mao Yuan - Dance of the Yao People

Chengzong Yin/Wanghua Chu - Piano Concerto “Yellow River”

Yellow River Boatmen's Song

Ode to the Yellow River

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

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Mélodie Zhao

Piano

Yuan-Zhao img

Yuan Zhao

Conductor

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Xie Haoming

Violin

20 18

Khachaturian International Festival 2018

Concert Programme

18. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Jazz arrangements

Dance of Rose Maidens from “Gayaneh” Ballet

Anthem of the Soviet Armenia

Dance of the Young Kurds from “Gayaneh Ballet”

Lullaby from “Gayaneh Ballet”

Variation of Aegina and Bacchanalia from “Spartacus” Ballet

Galop from “Masquerade” Drama Music

Ode to Joy

Andantino

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Vahagn-Hayrapetyan img

Vahagn Hayrapetyan

Pianist

Armen-Hyusnunts img

Armen Hyusnunts

Conductor / saxophone

Satenik-Hakobyan-Ulikhanyan img

Satenik Hakobyan-Ulikhanyan

Theremin

20. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Sonata-Monologue for Violin Solo

Aram Khachaturian - Song-Poem for Violin and Piano “In Honor of the Ashugs”

Aram Khachaturian - Nocturne “Masquerade” Drama Music for Violin and Piano

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Avetik Ghazaryan

Clarinet

Lilit-Zaqaryan img

Lilit Zaqaryan

Piano

Karen-Shahgaldyan img

Karen Shahgaldyan

Violin

25. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
- Piano Sonata

Allegro vivace

Andante tranquillo

- Waltz-Caprice for Piano Solo

- Toccata for Piano Solo

Armine-Grigoryan img

Armine Grigoryan

Piano

Raffi-Kharadjanyan img

Raffi Kharadjanyan

Piano

27. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian - Concerto-Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra in D-flat major

Aram Khachaturian - Dance of Gaditanae and Spartacus’s Victory from the Ballet “Spartacus”

Aram Khachaturian - Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia from the Ballet “Spartacus”

Ruben-Asatryan img

Ruben Asatryan

Conductor

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Armen Babakhanyan

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

07. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Ode in Memory of Vladimir Lenin

Aram Khachaturian - Cello Concerto in E minor

Waltz

Nocturne

Mazurka

Romance

Gallop

Allegro moderato

Andante sostenuto

Allegro [a battuta]

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Harutyun Arzumanyan

Conductor

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Alexander Ramm

Cello

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

08. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Sonata - Fantasy for Cello Solo

Recitative and Fugue No.7

Toccata from Children Album No.2

Aram Khachaturian - Suite for Viola and Piano

Aram Khachaturian - Violin Sonata

Lento. Rubato ed espressivo

Allegro ma non troppo

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Aram Talalyan

Cello

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Julietta Vardanyan

Piano

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Yana Daryan

Viola

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Lusine Hakobyan

Piano

10. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Pepo

Preface:

Pepo's Song

Aram Khachaturian - Eternal Fire

Bruno's return home

Preface

Aram Khachaturian - Admiral Ushakov

Corfa (fight)

Recreation

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

13. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Aram Khachaturian - Violin Concerto in D minor

Allegro con fermezza

Andante sostenuto

Aram Khachaturian - Piano Concerto in D-flat major

Allegro ma non troppo e maestoso

Andante con anima

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

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Boris Berezovsky

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra