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"ARMENIA" INTERNATIONAL
MUSIC FESTIVAL

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.

Previous Years

20 18 - 21

20 21

"Armenia" International Music Festival 29․09․2021 - 29․10․2021

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. 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. In the framework of the “ARMENIA” International Music Festival, many new talents have the opportunity to perform before a larger audience along with distinguished soloists, opening for them new paths of excellence in the sphere of classical music.

Concert Programme

29. 09

20:00

Sergei Prokofiev - March from the Opera "The Love for Three Oranges"

Sergei Prokofiev - Violin Concerto No.1 in D major

Op. 19

Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel - “Pictures at an Exhibition"

Marc-Bouchkov img

Marc Bouchkov

Violin

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

02. 10

20:00

Tigran Mansurian - Serenade for String Orchestra

Alexander Borodin - Polovetsian Dances from the Opera “Prince Igor”

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major

Op. 35

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Sergei-Dogadin img

Sergei Dogadin

Violin

09. 10

20:00

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasie

Camille Saint-Saëns - “Danse Macabre” (Dance of Death)

Op.40

Camille Saint-Saëns - - Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor

Op 61

Gianluca-Marciano img

Gianluca Marciano

Conductor

Daniel-Lozakovich img

Daniel Lozakovich

Violin

10. 10

19:30

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - “A Little Night Music” K 525

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K․ 414

I․ Allegro II․ Andante III․ Allegretto

Pavel-Gililov img

Pavel Gililov

Piano

Lavard-Skou-Larsen img

Lavard Skou-Larsen

Conductor

12. 10

19:30

Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major

Op. 19

Antonín Dvořák - Serenade for Strings in E major

Op.22

Jingge-Yan img

Jingge Yan

Piano

Mikhail-Kirchhoff img

Mikhail Kirchhoff

Conductor

14. 10

19:30

Stepan Shakaryan - Pieces for Chamber Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi - Flute Concerto in G minor, “La notte” (The Night)

RV.439

François Borne - Fantasie Brillante on themes from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” Opera

Maxim-Rubtsov img

Maxim Rubtsov

Flute

Ilya-Norstein img

Ilya Norstein

Conductor

16. 10

19:30

Edvard Grieg - Holberg Suite

Op.40

Frédéric Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

Op. 21

Jean-Paul-Gasparian img

Jean-Paul Gasparian

Piano

Anton-Shaburov img

Anton Shaburov

Conductor

17. 10

20:00

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor

Op.16

Alexey Shor - “Phoenix” Fantasy for Symphony Orchestra

Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Travel Notebook”

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Yeol Eum-Son img

Yeol Eum Son

Piano

19. 10

20:00

Alexey Shor - “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for Violin and Orchestra

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - “Swan Lake” Suite

Op.20a

Fumiaki-Miura img

Fumiaki Miura

Violin

Conrad van-Alphen img

Conrad van Alphen

Conductor

20. 10

19:30

Eduard Hayrapetyan - Postludium for String Orchestra

Eduard Hayrapetyan - “The Lost Balloon” for String Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 in A major

K. 488

Alan-Chircop img

Alan Chircop

Conductor

Vladimir-Ovchinnikov img

Vladimir Ovchinnikov

Piano

21. 10

20:00

Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto "Childhood Memories"

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - “The Sleeping Beauty” Suite

Op.66a

Rémi-Geniet img

Rémi Geniet

Piano

Felix-Korobov img

Felix Korobov

Conductor

23. 10

20:00

Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste (Sad Waltz)

Op.44

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major

Op. 77

Alexey Shor - Seascapes for Violin and Symphony Orchestra

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Gil-Shaham img

Gil Shaham

Violin

25. 10

20:00

Joseph Haydn - Cello Concerto No.2 in D major, Hob. VIIb/2

Soloist: Dmitry Yablonsky (cello)

Ludwig van Beethoven - Coriolan Overture

Op.62

Alexey Shor - Carpe Diem for Bayan and Symphony Orchestra

Dmitry-Yablonsky img

Dmitry Yablonsky

Conductor

Yuri-Medianik img

Yuri Medianik

Bayan

27. 10

20:00

Arvo Pärt - Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto "Musical Pilgrimage"

Camille Saint-Saëns - Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor

Op.33

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Steven-Isserlis img

Steven Isserlis

Cello

29. 10

20:00

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Polonaise from the Opera “Eugene Onegin”

Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto "From My Bookshelf"

(Concert version by Mikhail Pletnev)

Aram Khachaturian - Three Pieces from “Spartacus” Ballet

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Mikhail-Pletnev img

Mikhail Pletnev

Piano

20 20

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2020

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.

 

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.

 

In the framework of the “ARMENIA” International Music Festival, many new talents have the opportunity to perform before a larger audience along with distinguished soloists, opening for them new paths of excellence in the sphere of classical music.

Concert Programme

24. 09

19:30

K. Demirchyan Sports & Concert Complex
Ernest Chausson - Poème for Violin and Orchestra, Op.25

Alexey Shor - Violin Concerto “Phantasms”

Dance of the Graces

Elegy

Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Travel Notebook”

Wayfarers Prayer

La Rambla (inspired by visiting Barcelona)

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Denis-Kozhukhin img

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Stella-Chen img

Stella Chen

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

26. 09

19:30

K. Demirchyan Sports & Concert Complex
Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “From My Bookshelf”

Cinderella

Cinderella

Alexey Shor - “The Four Seasons of Manhattan” for Violin and Orchestra

Summer

Autumn

Pablo de Sarasate - Carmen-Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Freddy-Kempf img

Freddy Kempf

Piano

Zia-Hyunsu Shin img

Zia Hyunsu Shin

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

27. 09

19:30

K. Demirchyan Sports & Concert Complex
Alexey Shor - Piano Concerto “Childhood Memories”

Chasing Fireflies

Blooming May

Sandbox

Hourglass

Last Days of Summer

Naivete

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - Excerpts from “Swan Lake” Suite, Op.20a

Scene

Dance of the Little Swans

Hungarian Dance (Czardas)

Spanish Dance

Spanish Dance

Finale

Dmitry-Yablonsky img

Dmitry Yablonsky

Conductor

Andrey-Gugnin img

Andrey Gugnin

Piano

28. 09

19:30

K. Demirchyan Sports & Concert Complex
Józef Hofmann - Charakterskizzen, Op.40

Vision

Jadis

Alexey Shor - Piano Sonata

Allegro deciso

Andante

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83

Allegro inquieto (in B-flat major)

Andante caloroso (in E major)

28. 09

19:30

K. Demirchyan Sports & Concert Complex
Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Allegro

Adagio

Alexey Shor - Clarinet Concerto

Vivace

Andante

Pyotr Tchaikovsky - ”The Sleeping Beauty” Suite, Op.66a

Introduction

Adagio

Marius-Stravinsky img

Marius Stravinsky

Conductor

Alexander-Knyazev img

Alexander Knyazev

Cello

Andreas-Ottensamer img

Andreas Ottensamer

Clarinet

20 19

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2019

Three years in a row, Armenia is transforming into a place of a unique festival of classical music for several days in a year. On September 22-26, 2019, Armenian State Symphony Orchestra and The European Foundation for Support of Culture with the support of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, are hosting the third “Armenia” International Music Festival.


The Festival is being organized since 2017 and shortly has become one of the most awaited musical events. “Armenia” International Music Festival is aimed at promoting the compositions of classical and contemporary composers for the wide population both in Armenia and abroad.


One of the significant achievements of the Festival is the world-renowned musicians’ engagement in the event. The audience has a unique opportunity to discover the prominent representatives of contemporary performing art. Musicians from Armenia and beyond its borders will perform in the framework of this year's festival.
Although young, the “Armenia” International Music Festival has reached visible success and gained international popularity: outstanding efforts by the organizers and involvement of exceptionally talented artists from around the world have made the Festival be one of the most awaited musical events.

Concert Programme

22. 09

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 27’

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Alexey Shor - Seascapes for Violin and Orchestra 16’

I Abandoned Lighthouse

II Lonely Sail

Alexey Shor - Cello Concerto "Musical Pilgrimage" 20’

I Allegro

II Adagio

Andrey-Baranov img

Andrey Baranov

Violin

Jonathan-Roozeman img

Jonathan Roozeman

Cello

Conrad-van Alphen img

Conrad van Alphen

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

23. 09

19:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Mikhail Kokzhayev - “Sardarapat bells” overture 12’

Alexey Shor - “Crystal Palace” Suite 40’

Overture

Children's Dance

Pietro Mascagni - Intermezzo from the Opera “Cavalleria Rusticana” 4’

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Anna-Kasian img

Anna Kasian

Soprano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

24. 09

18:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - “The Sleeping Beauty” Suite Op. 66a 21’

Introduction

Adagio

Pas de caractère

Panorama

Waltz

Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16 31’

Andantino-Allegretto

Scherzo: Vivace

Intermezzo: Allegro moderato

Finale: Allegro tempestoso

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Nikolay-Lugansky img

Nikolay Lugansky

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

25. 09

19:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Fantasy No.3 in D minor, KV 397 6

Alexey Shor - Childhood Memories Cycle for Piano 35

Chasing fireflies

Blooming May

Frederic Chopin - Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. 4’

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55/2 4’

Ingolf-Wunder img

Ingolf Wunder

Piano

02. 11

17:00

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Qigang Chen - “L’Eloignement” for String Orchestra

Qigang Chen - Violin Concerto “La joie de la souffrance”

Qigang Chen - Piano Concerto “Er Huang”

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Ning-Feng img

Ning Feng

Violin

Remi-Geniet img

Remi Geniet

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

20 18

"Armenia" International Music Festival 2018

From 2-6 July “Armenia” International Music festival will be held in Yerevan. In the frameworks of the festival the true music lovers will have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful classic music programs. 

The concert programs of the festival are unique, the start of all the concerts will be given by the famous works of Armenian composers, among them are the works of Grigor Eghiazaryan, Edgar Hovhannisyan, also the works of contemporary composers Tigran Mansuryan, Vardan Adjemian, Yervand Yerkanyan, Gagik Hovunts will be performed. The world classic music also will be presented to the audience, the best works of Felix Mendelson, Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Gioachino Rossini and Alexey Shor, who is the composer in residence for the festival, are included in the concert programs of the festival. 

It is worth to mention that “Armenia” International Music Festival will host in Yerevan more than 200 tourists, who will be in Yerevan to become a part of the festival and besides will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the sightseeing, historical and cultural values of Armenia and Yerevan, thus besides the impression they will get from the concerts, they will take in their minds some memories from Armenia. 

Concert Programme

02. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Grigor Yeghiazaryan - "Armenia" Symphonic Poem 14'

Yervand Yerkanyan - "Mystery" for Symphony Orchestra 17'

Alexey Shor - "Travel Notebook" Concerto for Piano and Orchestra 31'

1. Wayfarers Prayer

2. La Rambla (inspired by visiting Barcelona)

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Denis-Kozhukhin img

Denis Kozhukhin

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

03. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Vardan Adjemian - Festive Overture 8'

Alexey Shor - Seascapes for Violin and Orchestra 16'

1. Abandoned Lighthouse

2. Lonely Sail

Johannes Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77 40'

I Allegro non troppo

II Adagio

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Nikolaj-Znaider img

Nikolaj Znaider

Violin

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

04. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Tigran Mansurian - Excerpts from the Ballet “The Snow Queen” 13’

1. Menuet

2. Adagio

Alexey Shor - Pieces from the Ballet “Crystal Palace” 12

1. Ode to Anna

2. Intro and Aria of the White Lady

Edward Grieg - “Peer Gynt” Symphonic Suite No.1, Op.46 14’

1. Morning Mood

2. Death of Åse

Sergey-Smbatyan img

Sergey Smbatyan

Conductor

Anna-Aglatova img

Anna Aglatova

Soprano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

05. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Edgar Hovhannisyan - Adagio from “Marmar” Suite, Op.15a 5’

Airat Ichmouratov - “David of Sassoun” Symphonic Fantasy, Op.11 21'

Sergei Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 39'

I Moderato

II Adagio sostenuto

Anna-Ulaieva img

Anna Ulaieva

Piano

Alan-Chircop img

Alan Chircop

Conductor

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra

06. 07

19:30

Aram Khachaturian concert hall
Gagik Hovunts - Three Choreographic Pieces11’

1. Theme

2. Largo

Felix Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 27'

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 40'

I Allegro molto appassionato

II Andante

Alan-Chircop img

Alan Chircop

Conductor

Karen-Shahgaldyan img

Karen Shahgaldyan

Violin

Polina-Osetinskaya img

Polina Osetinskaya

Piano

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra