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Rules

Competition categories

  • Piano solo
  • Piano as additional instrument
  • Strings solo (violin, cello, viola, double bass )
  • Woodwinds solo (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone)
  • Pedal harp
  • Guitar
  • 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)
  • Accompanist (For the category "Accompanist" age is unlimited).

Age groups / maximum time limit

Age groups are determined by the age of the contestant on 30th of April 2015.

Solo

  • Group A: up to 9 years old / up to 7 min.
  • Group B: 10 — 12 years / up to 10 min.
  • Group C: 13 — 15 years / up to 13 min.
  • Group D: 16 — 18 years / up to 17 min.
  • Group E: 19 — 24 years / up to 20 min.

Ensemble

  • Group 1: up to 13 years / up to 12 min.
  • Group 2: 14 — 18 years / up to 16 min.
  • Group 3: 19 — 24 years / up to 20 min.
  • 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

    The competition consists of one round. Performances are open to the public. The jury consists of interpreters and music teachers of international reputation from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Estonia and USA. All decisions of the jury are final.

    Repertoire requirements

    Two to four free choice compositions of contrasting styles.Style contrasts are for example, different time periods/epochs of music and/or music written by composers from different countries of different character.

    Prizes

    All participants are awarded diplomas and gifts

    Special prizes

    The jury is entitled to award prizes

    • First Prize Winners from age solo group E and ensembles group 3 — share cash Awards total of €3000.
    • Certificate of $ 2,000 scholarship for studies in Long Island Conservatory of Music, New York, U.S.A.
    • Special prizes for best performances of pieces by Swedish composers will be awarded as well.

    Participation fees:

    Deadline for participation fees: April 1

    Participation fee for the category "Solo", age groups ABC: €60

    Participation fee for the category "Solo", age groups DE: €70

    Participation fee for the category ”Ensemble” is €40 per participant

    Participation fee for the category "Accompanist" is €40

    Participation fees can be paid to
    "IĮ Kultūringa Baltija"
    Dmitry Mikhaylov
    Žemaičių g. 47-72, Ventos m., Akmenės r., LT
    Danske Bank A/S Lietuvos filialas
    Account No IBAN LT837400048612723810
    S.W.I.F.T. (BIC) SMPOLT22
    Attention! Please mark your deposit with participant’s name, age group and competition category.

    Official accompanists is Dmitry Tyapkin and Julia Koydan.