The Khachaturian International Violin Competition, in Yerevan, Armenia, has announced its 2020 competition will be conducted online – to be held from the 6th to the 15th of June.

24 participants will be invited to take part in the 1st round of the virtual competition – selected from video auditions.

For the final round, 6 candidates will perform from their homes – accompanied by recordings of the Armenian State Symphony.

Open to violinists aged 16 to 32, the 1st prize winner will be awarded $15,000.

The 2020 jury will comprise: Eduard Tadevosyan (Chairman), Vera Tsu Weiling, Gianluca Marciano, Bob Lord, Zohrab Tadevosyan, Dora Schwarzberg and Péter Csaba.

The jury have this year agreed to volunteer their services and as such no application fee will be asked from the candidates.

Applications to be received by the 25th of May, 2020.

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