I welcome the start of the Arno Babajanyan 5th International Competition-Festival for Junior and Young Pianists.

The piano music of one of the outstanding representatives of “Armenian five” - Arno Babajanyan, is golden and initial part of the 20th century national music. Our obligation is to preserve and permanently sound it.

I am convinced; the rich musical tone of Babajanyan`s art, would help junior and young pianists to present their performing challenges and to live in the atmosphere where there is only “intense” contest and festivity.

It is definite, this time the competition-festival would also reveal many new names of talented pianists.

I want to say welcome to all the participants, their teachers, parents and the jury members.

Good luck to everyone.

ARMEN HARUTYUNYAN

Director of Yerevan A. Babajanyan State Musical-Pedagogical College

Artistic director of Arno Babajanyan International Competition-Festival 

for Junior and Young Pianists

Professor of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory