Yerevan Armenia
JULY 4–12 2017

Dear participants, jury, artists
and connoisseurs of the musical art

I cordially welcome all of you on this grant occasion - the launch of the "Armenia" International Music Festival and Competition!

Year after year our capital hosts even more musical feasts: it has already become a unique musical hub for musicians from all over the world. And this year the palette of Armenian musical life will be flavored with another bright color - a new Festival and Competition.

Undoubtedly, this event will present us a joyful moments of music making. It will reveal the names of new rising stars and present the enjoyable performances of the mature ones.

I am very grateful to all the organizing parties, especially the European Foundation for Support of Culture, the involved groups and individuals for making our event more festive.

I wish all of us productive days in Musical Armenia!
Sergey Smbatyan
Artistic Director

We are proud that the First edition of “Armenia” International Music Festival and Competition

is organized in collaboration with State Youth Orchestra of Armenia and takes place in the beautiful city of Yerevan.

Armenia is one of the musical centers of the world and famous for its musicians, artists, and composers. And we decided to host piano competition in Yerevan - the capital city of Armenia and include it to big series of 11 international piano competitions where 5 best participants of each competition will have a free participation in the Malta International Piano Competition 2018 in the framework of the “Malta International Music Festival 2018” which is dedicated to Valletta 2018.

The mission of the European Foundation for Support of Culture through the presentation of “Armenia” International Music Festival and Competition is to discover, promote, support and document the great masters of the keyboard emerging in this generation; to rediscover unusual repertoire while providing audiences with a unique musical experience; to build the audiences of the future to help ensure the very existence of classical music.

With so many artistic achievements to its credit, the European Foundation for Support of Culture looks forward towards the continued success of its classical music projects in the future.

Dear participants, welcome to “Armenia” International Music Festival and Competition and I wish you good luck and success.

With best regards and respect,
Mr. Konstantin Ishkhanov,
President of EUFSC.