In 2013 whole music world was celebrating the 110th anniversary of the great Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. In this regard, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia took the initiative of realizing the Aram Khachaturian International Festival, a project that was intended to unite numerous cultural events like symphonic and chamber concerts, master classes and lectures in one project.
The Grand Opening ceremony of the Festival took place on June 6, 2013 at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. The Festival immediately became one of the major events of the Armenian cultural life and the only one which had spread its activities far beyond the borders of our country. Thus, the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia performed pieces by Khachaturian in Russia, Italy and in many other countries abroad.
The music by Khachaturian was also presented by foreign performers. Within the framework of the Festival our country hosted such famous artists as Zakhar Bron, Philip Higham, Maria Domashenko, Mayu Kishima, Ning Feng, Alexander Romanovsky, Vahagn Papyan and numerous other renowned musicians.
In addition, for the first time in Armenia all concerts of Aram Khachaturian International Festival can be followed up on our website by online broadcasting.