The purpose of the International Morin Khuur Festival and Morin Khuur contest-II, jointly organized as a tradition by World Morin Khuur Association8 Mongolian Morin Khuu Center, Morin Khuur Society, and Ikel folk music development foundation is to perform musical compositions by Mongolian and world-class composers on the morin khuur, enrich the Mongolian musical repertoire with works by different nationalities and ethnic groups of the world, help musicians to improve their skill, and to promote and advertise Mongolian culture internationally.
In the framework of the festival, following events will be organized:
- Trade fair and performances of morin khuur, registered as a world cultural heritage,
- 3rd contest of professional morin khuur players named after State honored and People’s Artist G.Jamiyan under the auspices of the President of Mongolia,
- Contest of amateur morin khuur players aimed to support public advertisement and development of various morin khuur playing methods and techniques traditionally preserved and practiced among many Mongolian nationalities and ethnic groups,
- Morin khuur craftsmanship contest aimed to develop morin khuur design, craftsmanship, and sound and to introduce and advertise the craftsmen on the international level.
In the concerts organized within the framework of International Morin Khuur Festival II, many professional and amateur musicians, researchers, designers, craftsmen, and media from Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, Korea, Japan, United States of America, Germany, French, Buriat will participate by invitation as well as a number of ensembles and musical bands including National Song and Dance Ensemble, Morin Khuur Ensemble, Khaan khuur ensemble under the Boerte, Altan urag, Khusugtun, Cholugen, Jonon and other artistic organizations and artists.
Exhibition is between 2nd of May to 5th of May.