"Yerevan Perspectives" International Music Festival is an annual, year round festival which invites to Armenia top famous classical musicians, orchestras, ensembles and so on. The festival also organizes special projects by cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Armenia and with the other structures. The festival opened its academy in Byurakan, Armenia in 2015 where world famous musicians give master classes; "Festival Readings" took place etc. The festival was founded in 2000 by composer Prof. Stepan Rostomyan as “Perspectives XXI” (was renamed to “Yerevan Perspectives” in 2010) - as the first art festival in Armenia after the independence from Soviet Union. 2007 was remarkable year for the Festival as it made an application for European festivals Association membership and received it in June. Next year the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan with high appreciation of value of the Festival for the country honored it by giving high patronage.