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20th Khachaturian International Competition

June 6-13, 2024

The 20th Khachaturian International Competition (hereinafter Competition) will be held in the category of Violin on June 6 to 13, 2024 and will host young violinists from around the world in Yerevan, Armenia.


Conditions of the Competition

The Competition is open for violinists, regardless of citizenship and nationality, aged at least 16 and no older than 35 years on the date of the opening ceremony of the Competition (June 6, 2024). Violinists, who are former First Prize or “Grand prize” winners of the Competition, are not eligible to participate.

The Khachaturian International Competition consists of a Pre-Selection Stage (preliminary audition of submitted video materials) and 3 rounds: the 1st Round, 2nd Round (Semifinal), 3rd Round (Final).

24 participants will be selected to participate in the 1st Round of the Competition, following the Pre-Selection Stage audition. No less than 10 and no more than 12 participants will be selected to participate in the 2nd Round. 4 Contestants will be selected to participate in the 3rd Round.

The Jury reserves the right to withhold a winning place altogether or share a place among candidates. The Jury's decision is final and is not subject to appeal.

After resuming the results of the 1st and 2nd Rounds, a discussion session with Jury members will be organized for participants who are not selected for the next round. Jury members will brief on each participant's performance.


All pieces must be performed from memory in all rounds of the Competition except for “Lamento” by Tigran Mansurian and sonatas for violin and piano, which can be performed either from memory or with scores, as preferred by the contestant. It is recommended to use the urtext editions of the compositions.

The performance program submitted by the participant may not be changed throughout the Competition. Meanwhile, all participants are free to determine the sequence of the pieces they perform in the 1st and 2nd Rounds. The sequence of performances of the 3rd Round follows the established order of the Competition.

The candidate must be accompanied by a pianist during the performances in the 1st and 2nd Rounds. The competition can provide accompanist pianists for contestants, but this should be indicated in the application form in advance. During each round contestants are given 2 hours for rehearsal with the accompanist free of charge.

The 3rd (Final) Round performances will be accompanied by the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, which is the official orchestra of the competition.

A performance dress code is instituted for the performance of the participating violinist and the accompanying pianist in all rounds.

The Competition must provide the contestants with a warm-up room 30 minutes before their performances during each round.

The order of appearance of participants shall be determined by randomly drawn lots and maintained until the end of the Competition.


All Rounds of the Competition are open to the public.

The Contestants' performances will be broadcast online. Live broadcast will be available online till the end of the last Contestant’s performance of each competition day. Upon the end of the Competition, օnly the performances of prize winning Contestants will be available online. The rights for the overall broadcast of the Competition and its rounds, as well as all audio and video recordings and the rights to their further use belong to the Competition and are made available to the participants per their request only. Participants of the Competition are not allowed to use or make available to third parties the video recordings of their performances, unless a written permission is granted by the Competition.


All finalists of the Competition are required to give performances with no financial remuneration at the closing ceremony and the laureates’ concerts of the Competition.

Selection of Candidates

All candidates must submit a link (or several links) of video recordings of their performances (with a minimum duration of 15 minutes). For the Pre-Selection Stage of the Competition the candidates must present one or several compositions written for solo violin or violin and piano/orchestra.
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, 2022 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 Stage will be announced on the Competition website on March 21, 2024

Participation Fee

The applicants admitted to the 1st Round of the Competition will be charged a Participation Fee of EUR 150 (in the Armenian Dram equivalent).

Payments can be made either via bank transfer or by an online payment system. The Applicants selected in the result of 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 participation fee is not subject to reimbursement.

Foreign applicants who transfer the participation fee to the bank account of the Competition, should clearly indicate their First and Last names and the phrase “Fee for Participation in the 2024 Khachaturian International Competition” in the Purpose of the Payment field.

Bank details:

Payment in EUR

Payment in EUR

  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 16600 14513910145
Yerevan, PROSHYAN 1 D., 1

Payment in USD

Intermediary bank: Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Vienna, Austria)

  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)
CORR. ACC.N: 070-55.080.071
ACCOUNT NO:   16600 14513910101
ADDRESS: Yerevan, PROSHYAN 1 D., 1

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia shall 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 2024 Khachaturian international competition” in the purpose of the payment field.

The bank details are as follows:

TIN: 02568841
  EVOCABANK CJSC (Yerevan, Armenia)
ADDRESS: Yerevan, PROSHYAN 1 D., 1

   103002101667 AMD

How to Apply

Please complete the Application form here.

The completed application should include the documents listed below

  • Photocopy of the passport (in JPEG or PDF format);
  • Autobiography in the English (required) and Armenian (if available) languages (in Microsoft Word format);
  • One high-resolution artistic photo (in JPEG format, at a minimal size of 2Mb,) for use in the Competition promotional materials;         
  • Articles about the candidate, published within the past 5 years, if available (in JPEG or PDF format)․         


The deadline of submitting the applications is March 1, 2024.

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 requirements of the Competition. Personal data is stored in a reliable database. Only the following details about the participants are subject to publishing: First Name; Last Name; 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 to make certain adjustments in the Rules of the Competition no later than one month before the launch of the 1st Round of the Competition (4 June 2024).

Information for foreign participants

After receiving the invitation, foreign participants should apply to the Armenian Embassy or Consulate in their respective 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/.

Throughout the entire competition, participants will receive complimentary hotel accommodations and meals.

The Competition does not cover the accommodation and meal expenses for any accompanying person(s) (including the accompanists). Participants who are not selected to participate in the 2nd and 3rd rounds but are willing to stay in Yerevan till the end of the Competition shall incur all expenses personally.