By Hrachuhi Almastyan
Photos by Armen Simonyan
11th Yerevan International Music Festival kicks off
The “doors” to the 11th Yerevan International Music Festival have already been opened for the Armenian audience. The opening concert was held at Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall on September 11, featuring performances of the works of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Borodin by pianist Alexander Malofeev and famous Italian clarinet player Alessandro Carbonare.

“I really liked the Armenian audience. I am also very impressed with the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The musicians helped us a lot. Armenia is a great country. The people are kind and bright. I also know certain parts of the history of the Armenian people,” Alexander Malofeev stated in an interview with

From September 11 to October 27, the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting the 11th Yerevan International Music Festival.

The festival will feature symphony and chamber music concerts of over 20 famous international soloists at Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall.

There will also be anniversary concerts, including the 200th birth anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky (18 September), Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia (24 September), 70th birth anniversary of great violinist Ruben Aharonyan (29 September).

The concert dedicated to the 95th birth anniversary of great conductor Ohan Duryan will be held on October 27 and will mark the end of the festival.

There will be special concerts on October 6. Bandoneon player Pablo Marinetti will perform Argentine tango songs with the string band of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra. On October 12, two German pianists will perform the work “Piano Battle”.

The artistic directors of the festival are Eduard Topchyan and Alexander Chaushyan.

Gallery: The opening concert of Yerevan 11th International Music Festival