The Sixth Nikolai Myaskovsky Competition for Young Composers

02 April 2020 - 22 May 2020 |

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Sixth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition for Young Composers (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 the period between 2 April and 22 May 2020.

2. The Jury

2.1. The Jury of the Elimination Round:
Alexander Chaykovsky
Yuri Kasparov
Alexander Koblyakov

2.2. The Jury of the Second and Third Rounds
Chairman: Alexander Chaykovsky (Russia)
Members:
Oscar Bianchi (Italy/Switzerland)
Levon Chaushyan (Armenia)
Yuri Kasparov (Russia)
Alexander Koblyakov (Russia)
Krzysztof Meyer (Poland)
Executive Secretary: Kuzma Bodrov (Russia)

3. Prizes and Awards

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

  • the first prize: 80,000 rubles;
  • the second prize: 60,000 rubles;
  • the third prize: 40,000 rubles.

3.2. The jury of the second and third rounds may either abstain from awarding any prize out of the three or divide the amount of any of the 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 second and third rounds 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 35 full years (inclusive) as of the first day of the Competition may participate therein.
4.2. The Competition consists of three rounds. The jury of the elimination round will select the competitors for the second round according to the quality of their scores during a period of 2–14 April 2020. Both the second and third rounds will be held publicly.
4.3. Each competitor must submit a maximum of one piece in a free form composed by him/her personally for voice (of any range) and chamber ensemble (from a duo to a sextet inclusive) with a duration between 7 and 15 minutes. Competitors may use any instruments for the chamber ensemble (with no limitation). The verbal text of the piece to be submitted may be either poetic or prosaic and must be logically coherent.
4.4. No pieces earlier published or performed publicly may participate in the elimination round of the Competition.
4.5. All competitors admitted to participate in the second round 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.
4.6. 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.
4.7. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.8. All decisions of the jury of the second and third rounds shall be final and irrevocable.

5. The Procedure of Applying

5.1. The deadline of submitting the application, the score and the documents — except for a receipt confirming the payment of a registration fee — shall be 1 April 2020.

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 must:
(1) fill out an online questionnaire;
(2) e-mail scanned copies of the following documents:
(a) the competitor’s official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc)
(b) the front page of a passport or another document, containing the passport holder’s photo and personal signature identifying the competitor;
(c) one artistic photo on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
(d) a certificate of music education, either in Russian or in English;
(e) 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 competitor considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
(f) the competing score (*.pdf only) marked by the competitor’s identifying password only.

5.4. It is also necessary to e-mail a receipt containing the payment of the registration fee. Attention! The registration fee must be paid not earlier than the results of the elimination round are announced, i. e. during a period between 15 April and 19 May 2020 inclusive.

5.5. No scores containing any signs, names or other personal information will be allowed to participate in the Competition.

5.6. The Organizing Committee may reject any application that does not meet any of the requirements indicated above.

5.7. An anonymous list of the second-round competitors’ identifying passwords will be published on the Conservatory’s official website not later than 15 April 2020.

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

5.9. In the event an 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.

5.10. The fact of forwarding the application shall mean the applicant’s unconditional consent with all the provisions of these Regulations.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The registration fee for participation in the Competition will be, optionally:
а) 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles;
b) 50 (fifty) US dollars;
c) 45 (forty-five) euros.

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

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 Sixth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition for Young Composers

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 Sixth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition for Young Composers

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 competitors will receive no remuneration for their participation in the Competition.
7.2. 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 provisions 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