1.   Application requirements and stipulations

1.1 The competition will be split into two age brackets/categories.

·        JUNIOR Competition: (up to the age of 19) 18 years old until eve of 19th birthday

·        MAIN Competition: (fr om the age of 19) No upper age lim it for participants

1.2  To participate in the competition challengers must send in an application and conduct a preliminary audition.

            Applications must be received by the 10th of April 2012, address: 119180, Russia, Moscow, Bolshaya Polyanka Street 23/3. Date will be fixed on the application according to the postal stamp. The envelope should include the following documents:

- Photocopy of passport (or birth certificate) ;

-  Two passport size photos (dimensions 13x18 cm) colour taken no later than 2012;

-  Document from place of study (showing course and institution or specialist music schooling, in addition information about your teacher);

-  Video recording on a CD (Compact Disc) with the following requirements:

            +Recording should be without editing and modifications

            +The program of the recording should conform to requirements of the previous preliminary audition:


MAIN Competition

            +The recording should consist of a solo production of the following:

            -one part/composition of a classical sonata;

            -one virtuoso étude;

            -one production from a french composer;

            -the recording should be 35 minutes long;


JUNIOR Competition

            -Choose from the playbill of rounds I and II of the competition;

            -the recording should be no longer than 20 minutes;


            +the CD (recording) should be accompanied with the following information:

            -name and surname of the participant;   

            -name of productions in the order of recording;


            -date of recording


Application can be enclosed in the following format by e-mail:

for graphical materials: jpg, gif, png.

documents: pdf, doc, rtf, txt.

archive, records: zip.

video files: swf, fly, mpg.

for the audio: mp3.


            1.3 Admittance to competition will be decided by the Organising Committee, after receiving the recordings, no later than the 20 of april. All accepted participants will receive an official invitation from the committee with all the relevant information about the competition.

            1.4 documents sent partially completed or that are late, will not be reviewed.


2.Order of events in the competition

            2.1 Invitations for the competition will be sent out no later than 15 may 2012

            2.2 Foreign participants are expected to complete their own visa registration. Questions regarding the registration of visas’s should be directed to the Russian Consulate.

            2.3 All participants receiving invitations to the competition should inform the Organising Committee by the 20 of june 2012, of the following information; date of arrival, number of flight or train (carriage) which the participants will be taking to the competition.

            2.4 Arrangements/performances in the competition will be conducted as follows:


            - Junior Comp consists of II rounds.

- Performance of two solo renditions


            -Professional consists of III rounds.

- two solo arrangements and one final piece with an orchestra


            All arrangements/performances will be conducted in public. All pieces should be learnt by heart.


            2.5 By the II round, the juniors will be narrowed down to 6 participants, the main competition to 12. For the main competition there will be 6 finalists.

            2.6 The list of participants will be drawn up before the I round and will remain unchanged until the end of the competition. All participants should be present at the initial assembly which will take place before the lot is drawn on the eve of the I round.

            2.7 Changes in the competitions program are unlikely.


3. Financial Conditions

            3.1 During the registration process on arrival at the event there is an entrance fee of 100 dollars (to be paid via the Central Bank of Russia). Unless this fee is paid entrants will not be given an audition.

There is no fee for entrants in the 'youth' category.

            3.2 In the case of rejection at the audition stage documents, video files and the entrance fee will not be returned.

3.3 Winners of the main competition are obliged to perform for free at the final concert of the event.

            3.4 Participants in the competition will not receive any royalties for their performance or for any later usage of the recording or transmission of their performance. Rights to any audio or video recordings or to any radio transmission of the performances at the competition belong to the Organising Committee.

            3.5 The Organising Committee of the competition will provide:

·          Free board and lodging from the day of arrival, although not before the date shown on the invitation.

·          Group classes (of no less than 5 hours a day) and one rehearsal before each round, which will take place on the same stage as the 3rd round of the MAIN competition.

            3.6 The Organising Committee will not provide participants with any kind of insurance.

            3.7 The application, signed by the aspiring participant, will be taken as proof of their full agreement to these terms and conditions.