YerazArt Academy pupil taught by the oboist of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra Harutyun Shakhkyan, 18-year-old Hayk Hekekyan won Depi dasakan Yevratesil Armenian competition, and he will represent Armenia at Eurovision Young Musicians 2024 in Bodø, Norway.

The final of Depi dasakan Yevratesil was broadcast on Sunday on the First Channel of AMPTV. After three semi-finals, ten finalists competed to represent Armenia at Eurovision Young Musicians 2024. The results were decided by a jury.

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YERAZART Boston Productions 2023

An initiative of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra in cooperation with Escola Profissional de Artes Performativas da JOBRA (Portugal) օf Erasmus + ( European Union) & Armenian General Benevolent Union.

OPEN CALL for the free YerazArt SUMMER SCHOOL under the guidance of leading musicians of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchesta.


The young participants should play the following instruments:

  • ▪️ Flute
    ▪️ French Horn
    ▪️ Trombone
    ▪️ Tuba
    ▪️ Oboe
    ▪️ Clarinet
    ▪️ Bassoon
    ▪️ Double bass
    ▪️ Percussion


On April 26, 2023, a presentation concert of YerazArt Academy took place at the AGBU concert hall, 19:00. This admission free even hosted the most skilled musicians of YerazArt Academy. 16 young talents appeared in the event as soloists and also in the ensembles. There are 26 talents in the academy as of Spring 2026.

From September 2022 the initiative of regular studies of the ANPO principals with young Armenians talents carries the name of YerazArt Academy. There are 25 students in the academy roster. Among them
6 oboes, 6 French Horns, 5 trombones, 2 bassoons, 2 double basses, 2 flutes, 1 trumpet, 1 tuba.

ANPO principals who teach are:
Ashot Galstyan - oboe
Harutyun Shakhkyan - oboe
Vladimir Mezentsev - French Horn
Meruzhan Ter-Minasyan - French Horn
Matias Varela - trombone
William Castaldi - trumpet
Narek Avagyan - flute
Vagharshak Pepanyan - tuba

Andranik Kochar - bassoon
Karen Khachatryan - double bass

Eva Gevorgyan (18, piano) and Eduard Dayan (12, violin) supported by YerazArt Foundation were awarded prizes at the International Competitions they took place.

The 7th edition of YerazArt Wind and Brass Summer Music School in cooperation with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and Armenian General Benevolent Union took place in Yerevan in the period from July 9 to 23 at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall rehearsal rooms.



One of the most important events not only of the year, but probably a conclusion of the five-year plan that we have pursuing at the Academy. A very well cared pupils of the ANPO principals were able to show their developed skills and in cooperation with their teachers performed in concert showing excellence both in the ensemble work and as soloists. Juan Pardo Gil, Paolo Rizzuto, Stefano Flaibani, Narek Avagyan, Harutyun Shakhkyan, Andranik Kochar were able to work intensiveley with their pupils for a week and presented a very strong and yet enticing program at the showcase concert of June 9. Please have a look and appreciate their efforts. 

The "Yerazart" summer music school presented in collaboration with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra was summed up with a beautiful gala concert. The students of the summer school performed at the online concert held on July 16, presenting the knowledge acquired during these days of intensive education.

A total of 19 children took part in the SMS from Yerevan schools named after Sayat-Nova, P. I.Tchaikovsky, V. Mokatsyan, Al ․ Spendiaryan and Jrbashyan, as well as students from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory, and Maastricht conservatory.


Out of 19 participants 7 took residence classes keeping social distance at the rehearsal premises of Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. 12 participants received online masterclasses from teachers who resided in USA, Russia, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

2020 winter masterclasses session took place within ArmBone International Festival & Masterclasses, an event organized in collaboration with Spanish musicians of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra.

We extend our special thanks to all who attended and supported the YerazArt Concert and Reception, featuring young talented pianist Eva Gevorgyan, Friday evening at First Church in Boston.

Benefit Concert & Champagne Reception


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YerazArt SMS Gala concert that took place on June 21 at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall has become available to watch on YouTube.  The link is available at Music and Video section of the website.

YerazArt Fellow, Hripsime Aghakaryan (26) who last year took the 1st Prize at Brescia Classica International Competition in Italy, and was a laureate at the Malta International Competition 2018, was awarded the 1st and Special Prizes at the 15th Aram Khachaturian International Competition.

YerazArt Summer Music School (SMS) begins on June 14. During the week long session, nine principals of the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) will provide lessons in new chamber and orchestra repertoires for brass and wind instruments to young musicians aged 14 to 28.

On Saturday June 8th, YerazArt Fellow, Eva Gevorgyan, claimed 2nd prize at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Competition, in Texas.

11 YerazArt Fellows participated in the ANPO Musical Fairytale Concert on June 1, 2019 performing a versatile program alongside their teachers.

Through the Yerazart Instrument Donation Program, Hayk Hekekyan (12) will be competing at the Nutcracker International Competition in Russia with a new oboe Buffet Crampon in November, representing Armenia. We wish Hayk great success at the event!
YerazArt fellow - a very talented cellist - Artyom Ioanisyan (15), was awarded the 3rd place and special prize at the annual International Klaipeda Violin and Cello Festival Competition, in Lithuania.

On April 26 YerazArt Board Member,  Sylvie Zakarian conducted a  Marimba master-class for talented young musicians at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall's rehearsal room.  

YerazArt continuously supports seasonal master-classes, winter and summer schools in collaboration with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra and its guest artists.


Every autumn the ANPO organizes master-classes with soloists who participate at Yerevan International Music Festival. In June 2016 we launched the Annual YerazArt Summer Music School (SMS), where students aged 14+ have an opportunity to collaborate with and learn from ANPO's orchestra musicians and the participating soloists. The 2nd edition  of the Summer Music School in 2017,  was highly effective and confirmed the importance of these intensive studies with expert musicians. In February 2018 the Low Brass Winter Music School was organized, from June 18 - 28. Selected talents received valuable masterclasses from principals of the orchestra majoring in flute, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trombone and tuba. On June 29, a concert featuring the active SMS participants took place at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.

YerazArt Fellow, 18 year old Diana Adamyan, was awarded 1st prize in the senior division of the 2018 Menuhin Competition in Geneva, Switzerland.
YerazArt is happy to announce its first collaborative project of the year with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO), the Low Brass Winter Music School, which incorporates master-classes will be held on February 20 - 22, followed by a forum and concert on February 22 at the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. ANPO musicians Araik Rubinian (tuba, from Germany) and Juan Pardo Gil (trombone, from Spain) will teach 15 students from several Yerevan music schools, including the notorious wind and brass boarding School No. 13.

YerazArt Fellow, Daniel Melkonyan,  was awarded First Prize at the Ninth International Competition for Trumpet Players in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Melkonyan was supported by YerazArt to participate in the competition which was held from November 6 - 10, 2017.  Melkonyan was one of the young talents featured by YerazArt at their 10th Anniversary Celebration in October 2016 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

In June 2016 we launched the Annual YerazArt Summer Music School (SMS) in Yerevan, in collaboration with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) where students aged 14+ have an opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the best Armenian orchestra musicians.

YerazArt continues supporting master-classes at the 3rd International Guitar Festival held in Yerevan spearheaded by YerazArt alumni, Zhora Sargsyan. This year on June 30 and July 4 there are scheduled master-classes at Yerevan Tchaikovsky Special Music School and AGBU Hall.

YerazArt Summer Music School (SMS), was launched in collaboration with the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra (ANPO) and Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) on June 29th. The School’s objective is to give students of Armenian descent, aged 14+, the opportunity to learn from the best Armenian orchestra musicians as well as a platform where they can be spotted for future possible engagement with the ANPO.

YerazArt SMS offers lessons in the following orchestra professions: oboe, bassoon, French horn, flute, trumpet, trombone and clarinet.

In an effort to support disciplines that are endangered due to  lack of adequate instruments, YerazArt donated instruments to select music schools. A clarinet was donated to Avet Gabrielyan Music School, a bassoon to Sayat Nova Music School and an oboe to Sarian Special Music School in Yerevan.