The International Komitas Conference 2024 will this year take place on 7-8 October at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in cooperation with the Komitas Museum-Institute Yerevan and the Institute of Arts of the Armenian National Academy.

Komitas Vardapet (1869–1935) was one of the most notable figures in Armenian culture, a prolific fieldworker, a music scholar and the founder of the Armenian school of art music. Folk music is another key issue in Komitas’s legacy. Having recorded more than four thousand pieces of Armenian folk music, Komitas studied and compared them with those of neighboring ethnic communities. Through this work he became one of the pioneers in twentieth-century folk music research. Further information see Homepage Komitas Museum Institute.

The two-day conference consisting of lectures, keynotes, panels, workshops and a concert will be held in mdw's Fanny Hensel Hall and Joseph Haydn Hall. Submissions are now being accepted until the deadline of June 1, 2024 (see Call for Papers).

Programme to be announced.

Programme committee:

Ardian Ahmedaja

Anna Asatryan

Nikolay Kostandyan

Marko Kölbl

Ulrich Morgenstern

Mher Navoyan

Hande Sağlam

Tatevik Shakhkulyan


Organizational board:

Lilit Harutyunyan

Eva Christina Moreno

Participants registration by September 30, 2024 at

This event is organized as Green Event, according to the Austrian Eccolabel Guideline for Green Meetings and Green Events. Click Here for a List of Recommendations, Concerning Environmental - friendly measures you can take for your journey and your stay in Vienna during your Conference Participation.

For more Information about Green Meetings, Green Events and Sustainability at mdw, visit the homepage of Grüne mdw.

mdw Event calendar – Dates and Information:

07 Oct, 9:00 AM
08 Oct, 9:00 AM
08 Oct, 7:00 PM