Spring Festival in Armenia

Calendar36In March, the European Foundation for Support of Culture will hold the Spring Festival of
Classical Music in the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall in Armenia.
The Spring Festival will comprise of three concerts, all with the Armenian State Symphony
Orchestra. The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra was established in 2005 by Sergey
Smbatyan who continues to hold a double position of artistic director and conductor of the
orchestra. Since then, the orchestra has won appreciation and international recognition,
presenting its music at concerts in Armenia and beyond
– in prestigious concert halls in Germany, France, Russia, Belgium, China, Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon and many other countries.
The Orchestra has taken part in numerous international festivals – Young Euro Classic
(Berlin/Germany), Kultursommer Nordhessen (Kassel/Germany), Young Classic Wratislavia
(Wroclaw/Poland) and many others, and has acted as the resident orchestra at prestigious
international events, including the Aram Khachaturian International Competition (since
2007 to date), International Festival Musica Riva (2013, Riva del Garda/Italy), the 9 th Frederic
Chopin International Competition of Young Pianists (2014, Foshan/China), and the Al Bustan
International Festival (2014 and 2015, Beirut/Lebanon).
Among the soloists of the 2018 Spring Festival will be Yuri Zhislin, professor of violin at the
Royal Music College in London, winner of the most prestigious international competitions;
Sofia Vasheruk, winner and prize-winner of international piano competitions; Jarosław
Nadrzycki, professor at the Paderewski Academy of Music in Poland, prize-winner of the
Aram Khachaturian International Violin Competition in Armenia and of Haverhill Sinfonia
Soloist Competition in the UK, and many other known artists.