11th International Winds & Percussion Competition

27 October 2019 - 02 November 2019 |

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Competition”).
1.2. The founder of the Competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).
1.3. The Competition will be held from 27 October until 2 November 2019 inclusive.
1.4. The Competition is held once a year on two of the ten majors, namely: the nine of them are wind instrument majors, and the tenth one is percussions. Thus, each of the majors is represented at the Competition cyclically, once per every five years:

  • 2019: Bassoon & Tenor Trombone;
  • 2020: Oboe & French Horn;
  • 2021: Clarinet & Trumpet;
  • 2022: Flute & Tuba.
  • 2023: Percussions & Woodwind Quintet;

2. The Juries

2.1. The Nomination Bassoon
Members of the juries will be announced later.

2.2. The Nomination Tenor Trombone
Members of the juries will be announced later.

3. Prizes and Awards

3.1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition has established the following prizes and awards for the competitors in both nominations:

  • the first prize of 200,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the second prize of 100,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the third prize of 75,000 rubles and the title of a laureate.

3.2. The jury of the Competition may either abstain from awarding any prize out of the three or divide the amount of any prizes within the established prize budget.

3.3. Upon the Organizing Committee’s consent, any public organizations, including foundations and/or mass media, may establish any additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competitors. Decisions on the awarding of any special prizes and/or gifts to the competitors will be made by the jury of the Competition.

4. The Competition Procedure

4.1. Both pupils and students of institutions specialized in music education, as well as professional musicians, aged between 16 and 32 full years (inclusive) as of the first day of the Competition may participate therein.
4.2. No first-prize laureate in the same nomination of the preceding Competition may participate in the current Competition.
4.3. The Competition consists of three rounds. All the rounds will be held publicly.
4.4. All competitors must attend both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting at the Conservatory. Time and place of both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting will be announced through the Conservatory’s official website.
4.5. The order of the competitors’ pieces to be performed will be established at the drawing of lots and shall remain unchanged until the end of the Competition.
4.6. The order of pieces to be performed in each round should be personally determined by every competitor.
4.7. Upon decision of the respective jury, the performance of any competitor may be either shortened or stopped.
4.8. The competitors admitted to participate in the third round of the Competition will be granted one acoustic rehearsal:

  • in the nomination Bassoon — with an ensemble of stringed instruments;
  • in the nomination Tenor Trombone — with a chamber orchestra.

4.9. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.10. All decisions of the jury shall be final and irrevocable.

5. The Procedure of Applying

5.1. The deadline of submitting the application and the documents shall be 27 September 2019.

5.2. The Competition’s official e-mail address shall be: artmosconsv@gmail.com

5.3. In order to participate in the Competition, the applicant should:

(1) fill out an electronic application;

(2) forward the following documents to the Competition’s official e-mail address:
(a) the applicant’s official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc);
(b) one artistic photo of the applicant on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
(c) a certificate of music education of every applicant, regardless of the nomination, either in Russian or in English;
(d) the applicant’s brief artistic biography (*.doc and *.docx only) containing information about his/her place of study/work, year of study at the time of the Competition (if a student), teachers, earlier participation in any other competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applicant considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
(e) a receipt confirming the payment of a registration fee (see clause 6.1).

5.4. Every applicant who is a citizen of Russia must submit the scans of three additional documents: see the Competition webpage in Russian.

5.5. In the event any applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, neither the scans of his/her documents nor the registration fee he/she paid out will be returned.

5.6. The fact of forwarding an application means an applicant’s unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The registration fee shall be, optionally:

  • 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles,
  • 45 (forty-five) US dollars,
  • 40 (forty) euros.

6.2. The registration fee for participation in the Competition must be forwarded to any of the following bank accounts in the respective currency:

6.2.1. in Russian roubles:
See the Competition webpage in Russian for details;

6.2.2. in US dollars:
Correspondent Bank: The Bank of New York, USA
SWIFT: IRVTUS3N
IBAN: 890-0057-610
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
SWIFT: SABRRUMM
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 125009, Russia
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503840438110200266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

6.2.3. in euros:
Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt-am-Main
SWIFT: DEUTDEFF
IBAN: 10094987261000
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
SWIFT: SABRRUMM
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503978538111000266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

6.3. All transportation and other expenses directly or indirectly related to participation in the Competition shall be paid either by the competitors themselves or by their sponsoring organizations.

6.4. All prizes and awards will be paid to the Competition laureates in rubles, with taxes to be deducted under Russia’s legislation.

7. Special Provisions

7.1. The Conservatory shall be the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any radio, TV and/or online translation of all the rounds and the concert of the laureates of the Competition.
7.2. Laureates of the Competition must perform at its final concert without any remuneration. In the event a laureate fails to participate in the final concert of the Competition without valid excuse, the prize awarded to him/her will not be paid.
7.3. The competitors shall receive no remuneration for their performances during the Competition rounds; nor shall they be paid for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online translation of any of their performances by the Conservatory.
7.4. These Regulations are published on the Conservatory’s official website both in Russian and in English. In the event any disputes or disagreements arise in the interpretation of any clauses of these Regulations, the version published in Russian shall prevail.

8. Contact Information

The Competition’s Organizing Committee:
Department for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Center for Coordinating Artistic Projects
Mailing address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Bld. 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia
Telephone: +7 (495) 627 7274
E-mail: artmosconsv@gmail.com

9. The Program

All pieces, except the one composed specifically for the Competition, shall be performed by heart.

9.1. The Nomination Bassoon

9.1.1. Round One—two pieces

(1) I. Kostlan. Concert Etude No. 3 for bassoon and piano (Scheherazade)
(2) M. Glinka. Viola Sonata: 1st movement (arranged for bassoon by I. Kostlan)

9.1.2. Round Two—three pieces

(1) F. Devienne. Sonata in E-flat Major for bassoon and piano, op. 1: 1st movement
Please note that this piece has to be learned after the music printed by the Zimmermann Edition! (download *.pdf)
(2) A piece for solo bassoon that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments
(3) One of the following pieces (optional):

  • V. Artyomov. Sunday Sonata
  • R. Boutry. Interférences I
  • P.-M. Dubois. Sonatine-tango for bassoon and piano
  • A. Tansman. Sonatine for bassoon and piano

9.1.3. Round Three—two pieces

(1) W. A. Mozart. Quartet in F Major for oboe, violin, viola and cello, КV370 (version for bassoon in B-flat Major by Mordechai Rechtman)
(2) J. Francaix. Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet

9.2. The Nomination Tenor Trombone

9.2.1. Round One—two pieces

(1) G. B. Pergolesi. Sinfonia in F Major for cello and basso continuo (transcription for trombone and piano in Ralph Sauer’s edition)
(2) H. Dutilleux. Choral, cadence et fugato (in Leduc’s edition)

9.2.2. Round Two—three pieces

(1) A piece for solo tenor trombone that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Eleventh International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

(2) One of the following pieces (optional):

  • P. Hindemith. Sonata for trombone and piano;
  • S. Šulek. Sonata Vox Gabrieli for trombone and piano;
  • D. Tolpegov. Sonata for trombone and piano;
  • J. Filas. Sonata for trombone and piano

(3) Guy Ropartz. Pièce for trombone and piano

9.2.3. Round Three—two pieces

(1) G. Ch. Wagenseil. Concerto for alto trombone and orchestra (may be performed on either an alto or a tenor trombone)
(2) Bernhard Krol. Capriccio da camera for trombone and seven instruments, op. 35

Dear competitors! Should you have any difficulties in finding the music, please don’t hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee!