Violinist Diana Adamyan from Armenia awarded 1st prize at the 2020 Khachaturian International Competition. The 2nd prize was awarded to Michael Germer from Denmark. Joint 3rd prize was awarded to Lorenz Karls from Sweden and Belle Ting from Taiwan. Another representative from Armenia Feliks Harutyunyan awarded Laureate Diploma. Forced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting worldwide drop of social mobility, the 16th Khachaturian International Competition is reformatted and was held online for the first time in its history. The professional jury was headed by violinist, first violinist and artistic director of the Komitas String Quartet Eduard Tadevosyan.