December 13, 2016
The pieces by Khachaturian summed up the 4th Khachaturian International Festival

The 4th Khachaturian International Festival, which is held under the patronage of the President of RA Serzh Sargsyan, crossed the finish line on December 10. The gala concert was attended by the First Lady of Armenia Rita Sargsyan, a famous musician, artist, director and producer, Armenian by origin Stas Namin.

Two months in a row the organizers of the festival and the musicians presented the audience chamber and symphonic concerts, ballet performances, children's programs, as well as master classes. During the festival numerous world and Armenian premieres were performed, accompanied with overcrowded halls and thander of applause.

During the closing ceremony the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, headed by Sergey Smbatyan, presented compositions by Khachaturian: "Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia" from the Ballet "Spartacus", Violin Concerto (Soloist: Haik Kazazyan) and Symphony No. 2 "The Bell Symphony".

"We have achieved great success! We have presented rather interesting projects and hosted exceptional soloists. For both me and whole our team it is very important that the Khachaturian Festival unites Armenia’s best collectives and soloists ", - Smbatyan said.

Violinist Haik Kazazyan notes that he always follows the festival and highly values the fact that this musical feast hosts only high class soloists and conductors from all over the world.

According to Haik Kazazyan during the recent years the level of musical life, festivals and concerts in Armenia has increased significantly, also thanks to the Khachaturian Festival. Living in Moscow, Kazazyan also notes that the Yerevan stage delivers special, warm emotions.

The 4th Khachaturian International Festival is held thanks to the joint efforts of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (General Partner of the Orchestra - VivaCell-MTS) and the "Classical Music Support" NGO, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of RA, the "Khachaturian" Foundation and the European Foundation for Support of Culture. The sponsors of the 4th Khachaturian Festival are "Jermuk Group" Company, "Ani Plaza" Hotel, the Yerevan Brandy Factory and the ArmSwissBank.

Watch the final concert of the festival via following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hmv0tYIibQ