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Rules

Competition categories

  • Piano solo
  • Piano as additional instrument
  • Strings solo (violin, cello, viola)
  • Pedal harp
  • Ensemble
    — Classical duo, trio, quartet, quintet.
    — Piano duo
    — Other instrumental and vocal ensembles of any type (Regarding types of ensembles please contact the competition's organizing committee before filling in the application form)
  • Accompaniment (For the category "Accompaniment" age is unlimited).

Age groups / maximum time limit

Age groups are determined by the age of the contestant on January 3 of 2018.

Solo

  • Group A*: up to 9 years old / up to 8 min. first round
  • Group B: up to 12 years / up to 12 min. first round
  • Group C: up to 15 years / up to 15 min. first round
  • Group D: up to 18 years / up to 15 min. for each round.
  • Group E: up to 24 years / up to 20 min. for each round.

*Participants from group A, who learn first year, can specify this information in the EMail.

Ensemble

  • Group 1: up to 13 years / up to 15 min. first round
  • Group 2: up to 18 years / up to 20 min. first round
  • Group 3: up to 24 years / up 15 to min. for each round.
  • The age group for ensembles is determined by the average age of the ensemble members. Ensembles of 3 participants up to 14 participants are allowed the presence on stage of a non-competing accompanist (piano player). Ensembles of 15 or more participants are allowed the presence on stage of an adult concertmaster and/or conductor in a non-playing capacity.

    Competition Performance procedure

    For groups A, B, C solo and groups 1, 2 categories Ensemble auditions are held in two rounds. According to the results of the first round the winners and diplomants are determined. Second round is held for the first prize winners, selected by jury for the Grand Prix nomination. Program selections for the second round are made by Jury (one piece from the comtetition program).

    For groups D, E solo and group 3 categorie Ensemble auditions are held in three rounds. According to the results of the second round the winners and diplomants are determined. Third round is held for the first prize winners, selected by jury for the Grand Prix nomination. Program selections for the third round are made by Jury (one piece from the comtetition program)

    Competition auditions take place in the HERZEN UNIVERSITY.

    Repertoire requirements

    Participants of the competition in groups A, B, C solo categories and groups 1, 2 ensemble categories perform a concert program of two, three or four different character compositions of various styles.

    Participants of the competition in groups D and E solo categories and group 3 ensemble categorie perform a concert program of one, two or three different character compositions of various styles in each round. Compositions of the first and second round should not be repeated.

    Prizes

    All winners and diplomants of the competition receive gifts and certificates. The jury is entitled to award cash prizes (100 000 RUR in cash), as well as possible performance with the orchestra.

    $ 2,000 scholarship for studies in Long Island Conservatory of Music, New York, U.S.A..

    Participation fees

    Payment is made in euros.

    Participation fees for the category "Solo" groups A, B and C is 50 euro
    Participation fees for the category "Solo" groups D and E is 60 euro
    Participation fees for the category ”Ensemble” groups 1, 2 — 35 euro per participant.
    Participation fees for the category ”Ensemble” group 3 — 45 euro per participant.
    Participation fee for the category ”Accompanist” is 35 euro

    Participation fees can be paid to
    Dmitry Mikhaylov
    AB ŠIAULIŲ BANKAS Šiaulių filialas
    LT657180000370724967