Yerevan, Armenia

24 June - 1 July, 2023

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RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport  

Yerevan Arno Babajanyan State Musical-Pedagogical College


“Kamerton” Cultural NGO


 Foundation for Cultural Education Support

 House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian  


1. The application is filled out online /application link/no later than 5 June, 2023.

2. Junior and young pianists from different countries can participate in the competition-festival.

  1. The competition-festival is held in two formats:
  2.  for participants living in Armenia
  3.  for participants from abroad.

Participants from abroad can also participate in theinternal format.

4. In case of force majeure, the competition-festival will be held online for all participants.

  1. Auditions of online format participants are held by videos.
  2. Online format participants should attach YouTube link of their videos to their applications.
  3. The competition-festival will be of 3 age groups:
  4. Junior “A” group includes participants up to 11 years of age (born after 1 July 2011)
  5. Junior “B” group  includes participants 12-15 years of age (born after 1 July 2007)
  6. Young group       includes participants 16-20 years of age (born after 1 July 2002)

8. In Junior “A” and “B” age groups the competition-festival will be held in one round.

  1. Young group of competition-festival will be held in 2 rounds. 50% of the total number of participants of the first round pass to the second round.

10. The 1st degree laureates of previous competition-festival cannot become participants of the same age group.

  1. Compositions are to be played by memory /no sheet music/.
  2. All money prizes are parted between participant and teacher.
  3. Those participants who will not get a Diploma or a Laureate title will get Certificates of Participation.
  4. Online format participants will get electronic version of diplomas.
  5. Playing order of internal format participants is to be determined by ballot. Auditions of  online format will be held according to the order of receipt of applications.

In Young group the playing order of participants is unchangeable for two rounds.

  1. The competition-festival will be held in the best concert halls of Yerevan.

Auditions of both formats will be open to the public.

  1. Young group participants have one acoustical rehearsal for each round.
  2. Participants pay for their accommodation and road expenses.
  3. Audio and video recording rights reserves Organisation committee of competition-festival.
  4. The participation fee is to be transferred to the following accounts of “ACBABANK” OJSC:


Correspondent bank: Commerzbank, AG

Address: 60261 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Correspondent account: 400888012200

Beneficiary account: AM220303350338002

Recipient: "Kamerton" Cultural NGO

Aim: “Competition of Pianists” (name, surname of the participant)


Correspondent bank:

АО Райффайзенбанк МоскваРоссия БИК: 044525700

К/С: 30101810200000000700 SWIFT: RZBMRUMM

Beneficiary bank: “ACBABANK” OJSC


Correspondent account: АО Райффайзенбанк: 30111810300000000041

Beneficiary account: 220303350106958

Recipient: "Kamerton" Cultural NGO

Aim: “Competition of Pianists” (name, surname of the participant)

The participation fee for foreign participants:

Junior “A” group - 80 EUR

Junior “B” group - 120 EUR

Young group       - 180 EUR

When paying take into consideration bank commission.

The participation fee is not subjected to reimbursement.


Only one Grand Prix of $1,000 is set for the Competition*

  • Junior “A” group

1st award -  100 USD, Laureate diploma and Gold Medal

2nd award - Laureate diploma

3rd award -  Laureate diploma

4rd  award -  Laureate diploma

5th   award -  Laureate diploma


  • Junior “B” group

      1st award -  400 USD, Laureate diploma and Gold Medal  

      2nd award - 300 USD and Laureate diploma

      3rd award -  200 USD and Laureate diploma

      4rd  award - Laureate diploma

      5th  award - Laureate diploma


  • Young group

      1st award -  700 USD, Laureate diploma and Gold Medal  

      2nd award - 500 USD and Laureate diploma

      3rd award -  300 USD and Laureate diploma

      4rd award - Laureate diploma


*Money prizes are to be paid in AMD.

Special prizes and awards are defined:

  • Prize in each age group, for the best performance of Arno Babajanyan`s works from Yerevan Arno Babajanyan State Musical-Pedagogical College 
  • Prize from “Kamerton” Cultural NGO
  • The Aram Khachatryan House-Museum has established a special prize on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of Aram Khachatryan for the best performance of the composer's work, in the case of being included in the program.


The jury has the right not to award or devide awards.

The jury has the right to stop the play if the participant exceeds the mentioned time.

The jury’s decision is final and is not subjected.



  1. The number of videos needed in each group:
  •             Junior “A” group – one video
  •           Junior “B” group – one video
  •           Young group – two videos (one video for each round).
  1. For equal conditions for performances of both internal and online formats, videos must be without stopping between works and without editing.
  2. Participant`s face and hands should be seen in the video
  3. Before performing participant, facing the camera, should announce his/her name, surname, age group, and the following text: “For Arno Babajanyan VII competition-festival of pianists”
  1. Videos that do not correspond to the above-mentioned requirements will not be accepted.


Junior “A” group

/participants up to 11 years of age/

The participants have a free programme (total duration 8-12 minutes), which should include any composition of Arno Babajanyan.

Junior “B” group

/participants 12-15 years of age/

15-20 minutes programme

  1. 1st movement of a sonata or sonatina (Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi)
  2. Any composition of Arno Babajanyan
  3. 1 or 2 compositions on participant’s choice

Young group

/participants 16-20 years of age/

1st round

15-20 minutes programme

  1. one virtuoso etude (Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninov, Skriabin, Debussy, Ligeti)
  2. the first movement of classical sonata (Hayden, Mozart, Beethoven)
  3. any composition of an Armenian composer or the nationality of the  participant (foreign participants should introduce scores to the jury)

2nd round

15-20 minutes programme

1. Arno Babajanyan - one of the obligatory compositions on participant’s choice:

· “Prelude” and “Dance of Vagharshapat”

· ‘’Impromptus’’ and ‘’Dance of Vagharshapat’’

·  Two pictures from “Six pictures” included ‘’Toccatine’’ or ‘’Dance of Sasun’’

·  “Capriccio”

·  “Poem”

       2.Any composition of the 19th century Western European composer (Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Gounod, Liszt, Tchaikovsky)

              3.Any composition of the 20th – 21th century composer (scores are introduced to the jury)

Click for scores 



The dance of young shephards



Dance of Vagharshapat



Six Pictures



0014 Republic of Armenia

Yerevan, Azatutyan Avenue 18

Yerevan Arno Babajanyan state musical-pedagogical college 

Organisation committee of competition-festival

Tel: (0037410) 28 53 20

Cell phone: (0037491) 78 13 70

Web page: www.ababajanyan.am

E-mail: solist@kamerton.am