Yerevan Armenia
JULY 4–12 2017

Press Release 07.07.2017

Different music schools are represented in the “Armenia” International Competition

The names of the pianists who passed to the 2nd round of the “Armenia” International Competition will be revealed tonight. From July 10 they will perform in the 2nd round and will compete for the prizes.

The jury chairman, pianist, Professor Armen Babakhanyan noted that the 4-day hearings of the competition were very interesting. “We have many high level contestants, who present different schools. We have performers from Armenian, German, Austrian, American music schools, from very respected universities. The program is free. The contestants present mini concerts, and we have a chance to see how the musician builds a music program”.

A concert entitled “Yerevan Sounds” took place yesterday within the framework of the “Armenia” Festival and Competition at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. The State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, headed by conductor Sergey Smbatyan, performed with the best performers of the “Yerevan Sounds” 10th competition-festival of Yerevan music and art schools.

At the beginning of the concert an orchestra and choir of 25 Yerevan music and art school (225 young performers) performed for the public. Then the best young soloist performed with the SYOA.

The organizers of the 1st “Armenia” International Festival and Competition are the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and European Foundation for Support of Culture. It is held with the support of RA Ministry of Culture. The event is held under the high patronage of the first lady of the RA Rita Sargsyan.