Founded in 2010 and dedicated to one legendary Armenian composer each year, the Armenian Composing Art Festival was fueled by Sergey Smbatyan’s calling to uphold the traditions of Armenian classical composing school with the remembrance of the musical legacy of great Armenian composers.
09/12, 2022 - 20/12, 2022
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.
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.
PENDERECKI CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS' FESTIVAL
The Penderecki Contemporary Classics' Festival is the next renamed edition of the “Contemporary Classics” Composers' Festival, established in 2019 by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and supported by the European Foundation for Support of Culture.