Міжнародний конкурс імені Арама Хачатуряна

Дедлайн: 30/04/2023
Місце проведення: Єреван, Вірменія
Дисципліни: Фортепіано
З: 06/06/2023 До: 13/06/2023
Обмеження за віком: до 35

Application rules:

The Competition is open for pianists, regardless of citizenship and nationality, aged no younger than 16 and no older than 35 years on the date of the opening ceremony of the Competition (June 6, 2023). Pianists, who are former First prize winners of the Competition, are not eligible to participate.

All candidates must submit one or two links of video recordings of their performances (with minimum duration of 15 minutes). The candidates must present one Classical period composition and one Romantic period composition (or movement from compositions) for the Pre-Selection Stage of the Competition. The compositions presented during the Pre-Selection Stage audition can be performed during the next three rounds of the Competition as well.

Videos should be without interruption and/or editing during the whole performance of each piece. Only videos made later than June 6, 2021 shall be accepted. The application form should include the exact title list of the compositions to be submitted for audition, with indications of the date and duration of the video recordings.

Candidates will be informed of being transferred to the 1st Round of the Competition via email. The results of Pre-selection will be announced on the Competition website on May 12, 2023․

The completed application should include the documents listed below:

Photocopy of the passport (JPEG or PDF format);
Autobiography in English (required) and Armenian (if available) languages (in Microsoft Word format);
One high resolution artistic photo (at a minimal size of 2Mb, JPEG format) for use in the competition promotional materials;
Copy of the participation fee payment order (JPEG or PDF format)․ No application will be considered without a payment confirmation document.
Articles about the candidate, published within the past five years, if available (JPEG or PDF format)․
The deadline of the applications is April 30, 2023

The Competition reserves the right to reject an application which does not meet the regulations of the Competition. Additional information may be required from the participant, if necessary.

By applying to participate in the Competition, the candidates give their consent to participate in all rounds of the Competition, in accordance with the Jury’s voting. During the admission of applications, the Competition collects personal information regarding the participants for certain procedural needs of the Competition. Personal data is stored in a reliable database. Only the following details about the participants are subject to publishing: name; surname; date of birth, place of birth, nationality, biography, photos, personal website and social media profiles. The participants may view their personal details and make changes in written form.

By submitting the application, the candidates confirm their acceptance of all conditions of the Competition.

The organizing committee of the Competition reserves the right of certain adjustments no later than one month before the launch 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 required. Visas may also be received at the Zvartnots International Airport in Yerevan. Please check the following link for the list of countries to which a visa regime with Armenia is applied: http://www.mfa.am/en/visa/.

Over the whole duration of the Competition, free hotel accommodation and meals will be offered to participants. The Competition DOES NOT cover the accommodation and meal expenses for any accompanying person(s). Participants who are not selected to participate in the 2 nd  and 3 rd Rounds but are willing to stay in Yerevan till the end of the Competition, shall incur all expenses personally.

Applicants of the Competition will be charged an Application Fee of EUR 50 (in the Armenian Dram equivalent) and a Participation Fee of EUR 100 (in the Armenian Dram equivalent) separately.

Payments can be made either via bank transfer or by an online payment system offered at the last stage of the completion of the application form.

Only those Applicants that pass the Pre-selection stage will receive a link for the online payment of the Participation Fee.

Any bank transfer commission fee shall be paid by the applicant. The fee is not subject to reimbursement.

Foreign applicants who transfer the money to the bank account of the Competition, should clearly indicating their names and the phrase “Fee for participation or application in the 2023 Khachaturian international competition” in the Purpose of Payment field*.

Bank details:

Payment in EUR
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Vienna, Austria)
Beneficiary’s bank:  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)
Corr. Acc.N:  1-55.080.071
Account No:   16600 14513910145 EUR
Address:       2 MARK GRIGORYAN Str.,Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Payment in USD
Intermediary bank: Raiffeisen Bank International AG  (Vienna, Austria)
Beneficiary’s bank:  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)
Corr. Acc.N: 070-55.080.071
Account No:   16600 14513910101 USD

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia should make the transfer of the participation fee in AMD to the bank account of the Competition, clearly indicating their names and the phrase “Fee for participation in the 2022 Khachaturian international competition” in the Purpose of Payment field.

The bank details are as follows:
TIN: 02568841
Beneficiary’s bank:  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)
Account No:   1660014513910100 AMD
Address: 2 MARK GRIGORYAN Str.,Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Associate Bank: Central bank of Armenia
Associate Account No:   103002101667 AMD

In case of cancellation under the Covid-19 restrictions, the participation fee will be reimbursed.


First Prize: 10000 $.
Second Prize: 5000 $.
Third Prize: 3000 $.


First round
Each Contestant will perform a solo recital (maximum duration – 45 minutes), including in the program the following:

One Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I or II) by Johann Sebastian Bach (at the Contestant’s choice).
One Etude by Frédéric Chopin (at the Contestant’s choice), except the following: Etude, Op.10 No.3 in E major
Etude, Op.10 No.6 in E-flat minor
Etude, Op. 25 No.7 in C-sharp minor.
One Etude by Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff or Alexander Scriabin at the Contestant’s choice.
One Sonata for piano by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Ludwig van Beethoven at the Contestant’s choice
Alexey Shor/Mikhail Pletnev – Piano sonata in A minor
*Scores available in the General Rules Section

Second round

Each Semi-finalist will perform a solo recital (maximum duration – 55 minutes), including in the program the following:

Aram Khachaturian – Poem for piano
One large scale Romantic era composition.
One large scale 20 th -century composition
The remaining composition(s) at the Contestant’s choice.

Third round

Each Contestant will perform 2 concertos accompanied by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra. Each Contestant will have 60 minutes for rehearsal with the orchestra for each of the concerts.

Aram Khachaturian – Piano Concerto in D-flat Major
One piano concerto from the list below (at the Contestant’s choice).

Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op. 37
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.4 in G Major, Op.58
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat Major, Op.73
Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11
Frederic Chopin – Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
Robert Schumann – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15
Johannes Brahms – Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op. 83
Camile Saint-Saens – Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22
Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Franz Liszt – Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat major, S.124
Franz Liszt – Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125
Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op.43
Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16
Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

More information: https://khachaturian-competition.com/en.