The 5th Aram Khachaturian International Festival, founded by the State Youth Symphony Orchestra of Armenia, launched on 11 October at Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall. This year it is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Hovhannes Aivazovsky. The festival will last until 11 December. The opening concert was marked by the participation of John Malkovich – world star, Hollywood actor, director, producer. Within the framework of the festival the teaching staff and students of Haybusak University took part in yesterday’s concert, the special guest of which was violinist Mark Bushkov. Accompanied by the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia (conductor, Sergey Smbatyan), Bushkov made the evening unforgettable.