Yerevan: Piano at the 19th Khachaturian Competition

The first prize of the 19th Khachaturian International Competition in Yerevan was awarded to pianist Arina Antonosian. 

The first prize-winner received a monetary award in the amount of Armenian dram equivalent to 10,000 US dollars. Also, Antonosian will get the opportunity to perform in concert with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra during the 2024/25 season.  Second Prize went to Yuto Kiguchi, while Third Prize was won by Andrei Courbet.

A number of special prizes were also awarded within the framework of the competition, which was dedicated to piano this year. 2024 will see violin and 2025 will be conducting.

Yuto Kiguchi, Second Prize

Andrei Courbet, Third Prize

First Prize: Arina Antonosyan
Second Prize: Yuto Kiguchi
Third Prize: Andrei Courbet

Sergey Sarajyan(Chair), Pavel Gililov, Vag Papian, Stéphane Lemelin, Oxama Yablonskaya, Xiangdong Kong

Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Sergey Smbatyan(Conductor)

The Khachaturian International Competition is an awaited and celebrated classical music event both locally and internationally. The competition was established on June 6, 2003, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian, a giant pillar of the 20th century classical music for Armenia and the world. Launching every year on his birth date of June 6, the competition is designed to reveal young musical talents in five disciplines: piano, violin, cello (formerly including composition and vocal categories as well).

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