6th Alexander Goedicke Organists’ Competition

15 January 2021 - 15 February 2021 |

Annex of the Year 2021 to Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Alexander Goedicke Competition for Organists

A.1. General Provisions

A.1.1. The full official name of the competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Sixth International Alexander Goedicke Competition for Organists (hereinafter to be referred to as “the 6th Goedicke Competition”).

A.1.3. The dates of holding the 6th Goedicke Competition are January-February 2021 (to be announced later).

A.1.4. The program of the 6th Goedicke Competition is as follows:

Round One

On the organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(1) J. S. Bach. One of the trio-sonatas (excluding BWV 525 in E-flat major)
(2) One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • V. Lübeck. Prelude in G
  • D. Buxtehude. Prelude in E, Bux 142

(3) J. Brahms. Fugue in A-flat minor, woo 8

Round Two

On the organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(1) One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • J. S. Bach. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
  • J. S. Bach. Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540

(2) One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • F. Mendelssohn. Sonata in F minor, op. 65 no. 1
  • F. Mendelssohn. Sonata in B-flat major, op. 65 no. 4

(3) S. Lyapunov. Pastoral Prelude, op. 51

On the organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall
(1) А. Goedicke. Fantasia in A-flat minor, op. 97 no. 3
(2) Ch. М. Widor. Symphonie, op. 42 no. 7: Finale

Round Three

On the organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(1) A program to be performed upon the competitor’s choice, an obligatory total duration is between 20 and 25 minutes, — excluding transcriptions, pieces performed in the previous rounds and the competitor’s own compositions.
(2) An obligatory piece to be published on the Conservatory’s official website at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the Competition. (The score can be downloaded later.)

On the organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall
(1) М. Reger. Benedictus, op. 59 no. 9
(2) С. Franck. Fantasia in A major, op. 35

A.2. Prizes of the 6th Goedicke Competition

A.2.1. The Organizing Committee has established the following five prizes:
A.2.1.1. First Prize: 200,000 (two hundred thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.2. Second Prize: 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.3. Third Prize: 100,000 (one hundred thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.4. two diplomas of 40,000 (forty thousand) rubles each.

A.3. The Jury of the 6th Goedicke Competition

……… (the list of jury members will be announced later)

A.5. Submission of the Application and the Documents

A.5.1. In order to participate in the 6th Goedicke Competition, every applicant must:
A.5.1.1. fill out an online application;A.5.1.2. fill out, sign, scan and forward his/her consent for the processing of his/her personal data to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address.

See the list of other documents in the text of the Regulations below.

A.5.4.1. The deadline for submitting the online application and the documents in order to participate in the 6th Goedicke Competition is ……… 2021 (to be announced later).

A.6. Financial Terms

A.6.2. An amount of the registration fee for participation in the 6th Goedicke Competition is, optionally:

  • (1) 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles;
  • (2) 40 (forty) US dollars;
  • (3) 37 (thirty-seven) euros.

Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Alexander Goedicke Competition for Organists

1. General Provisions

1.1. The full official name of the competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Alexander Goedicke Competition for Organists (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Competition”).

1.2. The Competition was established in 2008 by Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).

1.3. The Competition is held every two years in the autumn. The dates of the respective year’s Competition are specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

1.4. The program of the respective year’s Competition is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

2. Prizes

2.1. The Organizing Committee announces five monetary prizes for the laureates and diploma winners of the Competition. The amount of each prize is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

2.2. Upon the Organizing Committee’s consent, public organizations, foundations, mass media and/or individuals may establish any additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competitors. The decision to award any special prizes, awards and/or gifts to the competitors will be made by the Competition Jury.

2.3. All the prizes will be paid to the laureates and diploma winners of the Competition in rubles, with taxes to be deducted under Russia’s legislation.

3. The Jury

3.1. The list of Jury members is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

3.2. The results of each round are announced publicly as soon as it ends and then published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

3.3. The Jury members may, at their own discretion:

  • 3.3.1. award not all of the prizes;
  • 3.3.2. divide the amount of any prizes, except for the first one, within the limits of the established prize fund;
  • 3.3.3. share the monetary part of non-awarded prizes between the laureates and/or diploma winners of any other prizes within the limits of the established prize fund.

3.4. All decisions of the Jury are final and irrevocable.

3.5. Upon the Jury’s decision, any competitor’s performance in any round may be shortened or stopped.

3.6. No Jury member, including the chairperson, may vote for competitors who officially are or were his/her students during the three years immediately preceding the respective year’s Competition. Should such a case take place, the respective Jury member must notify the Organizing Committee thereon in writing prior to the beginning of the first round of the Competition.

4. Procedure for Holding the Competition

4.1. Students of musical institutions of secondary and higher education, as well as professional musicians, who are not younger than 18 but younger than 36 years as of the first day of the Competition may take part in it: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

4.2. The first prize laureate of Competition No. Z may not participate in Competition No. Z+1 (see clause 1.3).

4.3. The Competition consists of three rounds. All the rounds are held publicly.

4.4. Each competitor must personally attend both the drawing of lots and the organizational meeting at the Conservatory. The time and place of both the drawing of lots and the organizational meeting are published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

4.5. The order of the competitors’ performances in all the rounds, omitting the withdrawn competitors’ counting numbers, is determined by the drawing of lots and remains unchanged until the end of the Competition.

4.6. Each competitor determines the sequence of performing the pieces on his/her program in all the rounds himself/herself.

4.7. At the end of the respective year’s Competition, a concert of its laureates will be held. The time and venue of this final concert is to be set by the Organizing Committee and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

4.8. Laureates of the Competition must perform at its final concert with no remuneration. In case of refusal to participate in the Competition’s final concert with no valid reason, the awarded prize will not be paid.

5. Submission of the Application and the Documents

5.1. In order to participate in the Competition, the applicant must:

  • 5.1.1. fill out an online application (see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number) and then scan and forward to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address:
  • 5.1.2. the applicant’s consent for the processing of his/her personal data with his/her personal signature (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Consent”): see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number;
  • 5.1.3. the front page of the applicant’s passport or other identifying document (with his/her photo and the holder’s signature);
  • 5.1.4. one artistic photo of the applicant taken against a neutral background with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
  • 5.1.5. the applicant’s document on his/her musical education or a certificate from his/her educational institution, either in Russian or in English;
  • 5.1.6. the applicant’s brief artistic biography (*.doc or *.docx only), including information about his/her place of study/work, the year of study at the time of the respective year’s Competition (if a student), his/her teachers, participation in any previous competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applicant considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
  • 5.1.7. a receipt on the payment of the registration fee for a participation in the Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Fee”: see clause 6.1).

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

5.3. The deadline for submitting the application and the documents is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

5.4. The fact of forwarding both the online application, together with the signed and scanned Consent, to the Organizing Committee (see clauses 5.1.1 and 5.1.2) means the applicant’s unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations and their Annex.

5.5. In the event any applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, the Fee he/she paid out will not be returned.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The Fee may be paid, optionally, in any of the following three currencies:

  • (1) Russian rubles;
  • (2) US dollars;
  • (3) euros.

6.2. The amount of the Fee is annually updated and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number. The Organizing Committee assumes that the amount of the Fee is economically equivalent in all the three currencies; however, the team reserves the right to adjust it selectively, considering any current fluctuations of the respective exchange rates officially established by the Bank of Russia.

6.3. The Fee has to be transferred to any of the following bank accounts of the Conservatory in the relevant currencies:

6.3.1. in Russian roubles:
See the Competition webpage in Russian for details.

6.3.2. 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 Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists

6.3.3. 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, Moscow, 125009, Russia
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503978538111000266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists

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

7. Special Provisions

7.1. The Conservatory is the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of all the rounds and the final concert of the Competition.

7.2. The competitors receive no remuneration for their performances during the Competition rounds; nor are they paid any copyright for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of any of their performances by the Conservatory.

7.3. These Regulations are published on the webpage of the Conservatory’s International Alexander Goedicke Competition for Organists located on the Conservatory’s official website, both in Russian and in English. All the clauses that concern the holding of each Competition in the respective year are published on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number, both in Russian and English.

7.4. Should any dispute or disagreement arise in the interpretation of any of the terms of these Regulations and/or its Annex, the versions published in Russian shall prevail.

8. Contact Information

8.1. The Competition’s Organizing Committee is the Department for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Center for Coordinating Artistic Projects.
8.2. The Organizing Committee’s mailing address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Bld. 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia.
8.3. The Organizing Committee’s telephone number: +7 (495) 627 7274.
8.4. The Organizing Committee’s e-mail: artmosconsv@gmail.com