Happy birthday, Eduard Mikhaylovich!

  Happy birthday, Eduard Mikhaylovich!

This is the second time upon the initiative of the Union of Composers of Armenia and with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia the Contest of Young Composers named after Edward Mirzoyan took place in Yerevan.

The contest named after the popular and all favorite Armenian composer-is not only a tribute to the famous musician, but also a great opportunity to encourage the first steps of young composers, giving them an opportunity to present their works.

This year the competition involved 19 young composers from Yerevan and regions of Armenia. The competition was held for two age groups–younger (8 to12 years) and elder (13 to17 years). In the younger group 8 participants passed to the competitive phase, and in the elder-11 participants.

On May 12, the birthday of Edward Mirzoyan, the participants visited the Komitas Pantheon, laid flowers on the grave of the composer. Then, in the hall of the Composers Union of Armenia were held the awards ceremony and gala concert of the winners. The jury of the contest were former students of Edward Mirzoyan  - Honoured worker of art of Armenia, Professor of Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, the chairman of the Union of Composers of Armenia A.Satyan, L.Chaushyan, People's Artist of Armenia Y.Yerznkyan, Honoured Worker of Culture of Armenia E.Gyandzhumyan, composer E.Makaryan.