On June 6, the birthday of the great Armenian composer Aram Khachatryan, the 18th Khachatryan International Competition for cello started. The competition is aimed at identifying talented young musicians, as well as popularizing the art of Aram Khachatryan. Aram Khachatryan, a famous Armenian composer, People’s National Artist in the former USSR, a prominent representative of the Russian school of composition and Armenian classical music, recognized as a world classic, was born in Kojori (near Tbilisi) on June 6, 1903. In 1915, the family of the young Aram Khachaturian, leaving all their property, emigrated to Yekaterinograd (Krasnodar) to Khachatryan’s older brother. Fortunately, Turkish troops do not invade Tbilisi, and Khachatryan’s family returns home. In 1921, Aram Khachatryan entered the Gnessin College of Music in Moscow. Aram didn’t even know the notes. Thanks to his long and hard work, as well as his natural talent, Aram Khachatryan managed to become a world-famous composer who managed to make the Armenian melody heard and loved all over the world with a classical approach. In addition to being a composer, in the 50s Khachatryan began his teaching career at the Gnessin Institute and the Moscow Conservatory. Aram Khachatryan died on May 1, 1978, and is buried in the “Pantheon of Yerevan Komitas Park”.