The 16th Khachaturian International Competition (hereinafter Competition) will be held in Yerevan from June 6 to 13, 2020. This year the specialization of the competition is Violin.
Selection of participants
Each participant must provide the Competition with a link of his/her video performance of compositions not longer than 20 minutes. Participants must mention in the application form the exact list of compositions, indicating the date and duration of the video recordings.
Videos should be taken by one fixed camera without interruption during the performance of one piece. Only videos made after June 6, 2017 are accepted.
The compositions presented during Preliminary selection can be performed also during the next three rounds.
Participants who passed the Preliminary selection will be informed via e-mail. The results of the Preliminary selection will be announced on the website of the Competition on April 5, 2020.
An admission fee of €150 is fixed for the participation in the Competition.
Any bank transfer fee should be paid by the applicant. The admission fee will not be reimbursed.
Foreign applicants should transfer the amount to the bank account of the Competition as follows:
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG, Vienna, Austria
Citizens of the Republic of Armenia should make the transfer of the admission fee in AMD to the following bank account:
"Aram Khachaturian Competition” Cultural Foundation
UNIBANK 24130001552600 AMD
How to Apply
Application for participation and other documents should be sent to the following
E-mail: [email protected] The deadline for the applications is 20 March, 2020. The application form can be downloaded via the link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwr9EKuH4cpiMl9MNjZHNVpOLTVJX2Z4VFJYUzMyWmVIUWRR/view
The completed application form should be attached with the documents listed below:
The photocopy of the passport;
Biography (in English (and Russian if applicable));
One high-resolution artistic photo (of 2Mb minimal size) for use in the Competition print materials;
Copy of the admission fee payment order. No application will be considered without a payment confirmation document.
Competition has the right to reject an application which does not meet the regulations of the Competition. An application signed by the candidate indicates that he/she accepts all the conditions of the Competition.
Information for foreign participants
After receiving the invitation, foreign participants should apply to the Armenian Embassy or Consulate in their countries for a visa if necessary. You can check the necessity of the visa via this link http://www.mfa.am/en/visa
The Competition can provide accompanist (pianist) to the contestants but it should be indicated in the application form beforehand. During each round contestants are given 2 free hours for rehearsal with the accompanist.
During the whole Competition period, the Committee provides foreign participants with hotel and food.
The Competition does not cover the expenses of the accompanying person (including the accompanist).
As of the moment of publication, all the rules of participation are correct. However, the organizing committee of the Competition reserves the right of certain adjustments not later than 2 months before the launch of the Competition.
For additional information visit the website: http://khachaturian-competition.com/en/rules/index?ref=Violin
1. One of the following works for solo violin by Johann Sebastian Bach:
Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1001,
Grave and Fugue from Sonata in A minor, BWV 1003,
Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in C major, BWV 1005,
Chaconne from Partita in D minor, BWV 1004.
2. Two Caprices for solo violin by Niccolò Paganini at competitor’s choice.
3. One Romance for violin and piano by Ludwig van Beethoven at competitor’s choice from the list below:
Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40
Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50.
4. Aram Khachaturian - Song-Poem, op.19 for violin and piano.
2nd round Semifinal
1. One of the following sonatas for violin and piano which may be performed with the score:
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, op.12/1,
Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.12/2,
Violin Sonata No.3 in E-flat major, op.12/3,
Violin Sonata No.4 in A minor, op.23,
Violin Sonata No.5 in F major, op.24,
Violin Sonata No.6 in A major, op.30/1,
Violin Sonata No.7 in C minor, op.30/2,
Violin Sonata No.8 in G major, op.30/3,
Violin Sonata No.9 in A major, op.47,
Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, op.96
Violin Sonata No.1 in G major, op.78,
Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100,
Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, op.108
Fantasie in C major for Violin and Piano, op.159, D 934,
Violin Sonata in A major, op.162, D 574
Violin Sonata No.1 in A minor, op.105
Violin Sonata No.2 in G major, op.13,
Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, op.45
Violin Sonata in A major
Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140
Violin Sonata in G major
Violin Sonata in E-flat major, op.18
Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.80,
Violin Sonata No.2 in D major, op.94a
Violin Sonata, op.134
Violin Sonata in B-flat minor
2. One virtuosic composition at competitor’s choice (not more than 15min.)
3. Aram Khachaturian - Dance for violin and piano in B-flat major, op.1.
3rd round Final accompanied by the orchestra
Aram Khachaturian - Violin Concerto in D minor, op.46
Competition management can provide the scores of the compositions by Aram Khachaturian by request.
Cash reward in AMD equal to 15,000 USD*
One concert during 2020/21 and 2021/22 concert seasons with orchestras suggested by the Competition.
Cash reward in AMD equal to 10,000 USD*
Cash reward in AMD equal to 5,000 USD*
The Competition will provide additional special prizes and awards, which will be granted during the Closing Ceremony of the Competition.
* The Prizes will be paid in AMD at the exchange rate of the Central Bank of the RA on the day of payment. Cash reward is liable to taxation in accordance with the tax legislation of RA.