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KHACHATURIAN
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The Khachaturian International Festival is one of the few widely celebrated classical music events in the region, with its recognition extending beyond the country.

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28. 12

The Khachaturian International Festival is one of the few widely celebrated classical music events in the region, with its recognition extending beyond the country. The festival was established in Armenia in 2013 by Sergey Smbatyan and hosts in the capital city of Yerevan prominent celebrities in the world of classical music each fall, to co-create an environment that inspires cross-cultural relations in the name of a meaningful dialogue between peoples around the world. Krzysztof Penderecki, Alexander Romanovsky, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Karen Shahgaldyan, Mayu Kishima, Maria Domashenko, Ning Feng, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, and many others have been among the brightest stars that light up the musical universe of Khachaturian during the annual Festival days.

 

Aside from the key mission of raising the renown of Aram Khachaturian and his musical legacy, this festival pursues to bring together different traditions of performing schools in the festive ambiance of this annual event.

Previous Years

20 18 - 20

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Khachaturian International Festival 2020

Throughout its history spanning 7 years, the Aram Khachaturian International Festival has been hosting in Armenia a great number of world known artists, premiering impressive compositions and presenting memorable performances.

In view of the post-war and pandemic situation in Armenia, on the annual Khachaturian International Festival days of December 15 to 18, 2020, a series of best concerts of previous years were streamed online.

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Khachaturian International Festival 2019

Fabulous music by Aram Khachaturian, hundreds of connoisseurs of the classical art and a magic atmosphere - everything lives and breathes with music: welcome to the Khachaturian International Festival! 

The only world class and international scale festival in the region, the Khachaturian International Festival was founded in 2013 by conductor Sergey Smbatyan, also the Artistic Director of the project. Today the Festival certainly ranks equally with many good-standing European festivals; moreover, it is the only project in Armenia which expands its borders far beyond the country: Italy, Russia, France, and Belgium - several of the numerous countries where the Festival was presented.

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

Komitas Chamber Music House
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

Aram Khachaturian House Museum
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

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Yuan Zhao

Conductor

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Xie Haoming

Violin

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Khachaturian International Festival 2018

The most outstanding stars of classical music and hundreds of fans are united by the magical atmosphere of Khachaturian's art. 

The 6th Khachaturian International Festival is another wonderful opportunity to enjoy the works of renowned artists and be a part of a great feast. This year the festival is dedicated to Aram Khachaturian's 115th anniversary, thus the repertoire of the concerts reveals the whole palette of maestro's art.

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

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 House Museum
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

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Karen Shahgaldyan

Violin

25. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian House Museum
- Piano Sonata

Allegro vivace

Andante tranquillo

- Waltz-Caprice for Piano Solo

- Toccata for Piano Solo

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Armine Grigoryan

Piano

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Raffi Kharadjanyan

Piano

27. 10

19:00

Aram Khachaturian House Museum
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”

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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]

Harutyun-Arzumanyan img

Harutyun Arzumanyan

Conductor

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Alexander Ramm

Cello

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

08. 11

19:00

Aram Khachaturian House Museum
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

Julietta-Vardanyan img

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