The First Vera Dulova International Competition for Solo Harp Performers

20 June 2020 - 27 June 2020 |

1. General Provisions

1.1. Official name of the competition is “The Moscow Conservatory’s First Vera Dulova International Competition for Solo Harp Performers” (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 during a period of 20–27 June 2020 inclusive.

2. The Jury

Members of the jury will be announced later.

3. Prizes and Awards

3.1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition has established the following prizes and awards:

  • the first prize of 175,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the second prize of 150,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the third prize of 100,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • two diplomas of 40,000 rubles each;
  • additional prizes (will be announced later).

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, except that of the first prize, 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. The Competition consists of three rounds and the laureates’ final concert. All the rounds will be held publicly.
4.3. 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.
4.4. The order of the competitors’ performances will be established at the drawing of lots and shall remain unchanged until the end of the Competition.
4.5. The order of pieces to be performed in each round should be personally determined by every competitor.
4.6. Upon decision of the jury, the performance of any competitor may be either shortened or stopped.
4.7. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.8. No members of the jury may vote for any competitors who are or were their official pupils or students within the three years directly preceding the Competition. Should such a case take place, the respective jury members must notify the Organizing Committee thereon in writing prior to the beginning of Round One.
4.9. 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 20 May 2020.

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

5.3.1. In order to participate in the Competition, every applicant must:
(1) filled out an online questionnaire;
(2) forward scanned copies of the following documents at the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail:
(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 (for students and professional musicians) or a certificate from a music education institution (for pupils), 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 or a pupil), teachers, earlier participation in any other competitions of solo harp performers (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).
5.3.2. Every applicant who is a citizen of Russia must submit the scans of three additional documents: see the Competition webpage in Russian.

5.4. 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.

5.5. 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: either 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles, or 45 (forty-five) US dollars, or 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 First Vera Dulova International Competition

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 First Vera Dulova International Competition

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, have to be performed by heart.

Round One — four pieces:

(1) D. Scarlatti. One of the following piano sonatas, optionally (in any arrangement):

  • G major, K. 2
  • D minor, K. 9
  • E minor, K. 15
  • E major, K. 531

Any of the above-listed Sonatas must be performed with all repeats written in the score.

(2) One of the following solo harp sonatas, optionally (in any edition):

  • F. Benda. Sonata E minor
  • G.-B. Pescetti. Sonata C minor
  • J.-B. Cardon. Sonata F minor

(3) One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • C. Salzedo. Variations on a Tune in an Ancient Style
  • H. Renié. Legend
  • M. Mchedelov. Variations on Paganini’s Theme

(4) One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • M. Glinka. Variations on W. A. Mozart’s Theme for solo harp
  • M. Glinka. Nocturne E-flat major for piano (in any arrangement)

Round Two — four pieces:

(1) One of the following Sonatas for solo harp composed by:

  • P. Hindemith
  • G. Tailleferre
  • E. Křenek

(2)  One of the following pieces arranged by Vera Dulova:

  • M. Ravel. Chinese Dance from the Ballet Ma mère l’oye
  • S. Prokofiev. Morning Serenade from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet
  • S. Prokofiev. Prelude C major for piano, op. 12 no. 7

(3) A piece for solo harp that wins at the Composers’ International Competition for Creating a Mandatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of the Moscow Conservatory’s First Vera Dulova International Competition for Solo Harp Performers

(4) One of the following pieces, optionally (in any arrangement):

  • M. Glinka — M. Balakirev. The Lark
  • A. Alyab'yev — F. Liszt. The Nightingale
  • F. Liszt. Liebesträume, Nocturne no. 3 for piano

Round Three — one piece:

R. Glière. Concerto E-flat major for harp and orchestra

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