Тhe Armenian Composing Art Festival was established by Sergey Smbatyan in 2010 and was fuelled by his calling to uphold the traditions of the Armenian classical composing school with the remembrance of the musical legacy of great Armenian composers.
16 Dec - 28 Dec
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.
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.
The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, supported by with the European Foundation for Support of Culture, launched the “Contemporary Classics” Composers’ Festival In November 2019. It became the first composers’ festival in Armenia to entirely feature living world legends of our times.