Following the results of the competition, Armenian Assembly will confer grants to the winners of each category at the annual Christmas Gathering.

Your choice

Vote for your favorite participant. For the first time, you get to choose the winner of the Audience Choice Award!

For participants

For young instrumentalists familiar with Armenian culture, in 3 age categories: 7–9 years old; 10 to 14 years old; 15 – 17 years old inclusive.

Young talents


Competition stages

The competition of young talents is open for all instrumentalists who love and spread Armenian culture, of ages 7 to 17 inclusive.


The winners will receive grants and perform at the annual Christmas Gathering.


Conductor, pianist, artistic director of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia named after A. Spendiaryan, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, three-time Grammy Award nominee.
Soloist of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, soprano of the Mariinsky Theater, winner of the prestigious “International Opera Award”, two-time laureate of the main theater award of Lithuania “Golden Stage Cross”, debutant of La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera
Concert cellist and recording artist; winner of several International competitions; Artistic director of international festivals and academies; Distinguished Professor of cello, Michigan State University (USA)
Composer, pianist, Professor at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, Member of the Composers Union of Armenia, member of the Union of French authors and composers (SACEM), was awarded the "Golden star halo award and Emerald award".
Founder of the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
Merited Cultural Worker of the Russian Federation, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation, director of the Gnessin School of Music, founder and conductor of the "Gnessin Virtuoso" orchestra.
Musician, composer, producer,theatre and film director, founder of “Tsvety” and “Gorky Park” groups, founder of the Moscow Stas Namin Music and Drama Theater.
Jivan Gasparyan Senior – National Artist of the Armenian SSR, professor of the Komitas Yerevan State Conservatory, world-famous musician and composer, winner of four UNESCO gold medals, winner of WOMEX award for services to musical art. Jivan Gasparian Junior – founder of the group VIZA, grandson and successor of the legendary duduk maestro.
Christmas Gathering 2018

The role of art is to make a world which can be inhabited.

William Saroyan

Music is a language created by people. People create types of international music that demonstrate the artistic elements of a given nation.

Aram Khachaturian

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the most talented participant.


Online applications will be accepted until December 10, 2019.

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