The 27-year-old musician performed Mozart and Khachaturian in the final
Iva MiletiÄ‡ has been named the winner of the 11th Aram Khachaturian International Competition in Yerevan, Armenia – this year devoted to the violin. The 27-year-old Serbian receives the one-year loan of an 1825 J.B. Vuillaume violin from the Swiss Del Gesu Foundation and will perform at the Khachaturian Festival in Yerevan in December.
Second prize was shared by David Arduhanyan from Russia and Andrea Obiso from Italy, while third prize was shared by Pierre Frapier from France and Mariam Vardanyan from Armenia.
Held annually since 2003, the competition recognises international musicians aged between 16 and 32 in violin, cello and piano disciplines. The finalists this year were required to perform Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and a concerto by Mozart in front of a jury comprising Eduard Tadevosyan, Sergey Kravchenko, Vladimir Landsman, Ino Mirkovic, Paolo Petrocelli, Igor Petrusevsky and Tong Weidong.
The winner of the 2013 Aram Khachaturian Competition was 19-year-old Romanian cellist Andrei Ionita.