On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence of Armenia

 On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Independence of ArmeniaFrom 10 to 30 of May of the current year, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia VII International Contest-Festival of Music performers “Revival” took place under the motto “Art Against War and Terrorism”. This year the Festival was dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Armenia's Independence.

The Festival was organized by NGO “Revival” International Contest-Festival, all Armenian Fund for the Development of Human Resources “Pyunik” and Gyumri State Conservatory after Komitas.

The main purpose of the competition was to promote classical and folk music, to create and strengthen creative contacts between musicians from different countries as well as to introduce the culture of different nationalities to Armenian auditory, to enable teenagers and youth to demonstrate their skills, to create conditions for exchange the educational experience in the field of art education.

In 2016 for the participation in the contest-festival “Revival” applied more than 3,000 participants from 36 countries. The competitions were held in five age groups and 18 nominations.

For the winner in each category was established Grand Prix and for the best participants in 47 sub-nominations were provided awardees and winners of I, II, and III degree. All participants were awarded with promotional prizes and various diplomas.

The opening ceremony of the Contest-Festival was held in the Dramatic Theatre of Gyumri after V. Atchemyan. The guests were welcomed by government and public figures famous Armenian and foreign cultural personalities. Famous musicians, winners of Contest-Festival in different years, as well as the Armenian National Orchestra under conduction of Art-director and Chief- Conductor Vahan Mardirossian performed at the concert. 

During the festival members of jury and famous musicians gave master classes in Yerevan and Gyumri. In the framework of the festival, the 10th International Scientific Conference “Dialogue of Cultures” took place on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Armenia’s independence. 50 scientists from the leading Universities, scientific centers and museums from Armenia and abroad participated at the conference.