The Twelfth International Competition for Performers on Winds & Percussion Instruments

27 October 2020 - 03 November 2020 |

Annex of the Year 2020 to the Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

A.1. General Provisions

A.1.1. The full official name of the competition is The Twelfth Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition”).

A.1.3. The dates of holding the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition is from 27 October till 3 November 2020 inclusive.

A.1.4. The 12th Wind/Percussion Competition will be held for the following two nominations:

  • (1) Oboe;
  • (2) French horn.

A.1.5. The program of the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition is as follows:

A.1.5.1. The Nomination Oboe

All the pieces must be performed by heart at Rounds One and Three.
It is permitted that the pieces at Round Two be performed from music.

Round One — three pieces:
(1) C. F. E. Bach. Sonata for solo oboe, H.562: movements 1 & 2
(2) S. Rachmaninoff. Vocalise, op. 34 no. 14 (the author’s version, with all repeats)
(3) N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Flight of the Bumble-Bee from The Tale on Tsar Saltan

Attention of the competitors:
Piece (1) may be performed either in G minor or in A minor.
Piece (3) has to be learnt from the score in I. F. Pushechnikov’s edition.

Round Two — three pieces:
(1) The piece for solo oboe that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Twelfth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.
(2) One of the following pieces for oboe and piano, optionally:
• H. Dutilleux. Sonata
• B. Britten. Variations
• P. Haas. Suite
• P. Hindemith. Sonata
(3) One of the following pieces for oboe and piano by Antonino Pasculli, optionally:
Reminiscences on ‘La Traviata’
Il ricordo di Napoli
• Concerto grando on Themes from Les vêpres siciliennes

Round Three — two pieces:
(1) W. A. Mozart. Concerto in C Major for oboe and orchestra, KV 314
(2). V. Kikta. Concerto No. 3 for oboe and string orchestra

A.1.5.2. The Nomination French horn

All the pieces must be performed by heart at Rounds One and Three.
It is permitted that the pieces at Round Two be performed from music.

Round One — two pieces:
(1) J. V. Stich (Giovanni Punto). Concerto No. 5 in F for French horn and orchestra (reduction for French horn and piano)
(2) M. Arnold. Fantasia for solo French horn, op. 48

Round Two — three pieces:
(1) The piece for solo French horn that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Twelfth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.
(2) G. Rossini. Prelude, Theme and Variations for French horn and piano
(3) One of the following pieces for French horn and piano, optionally:
• V. Buyanovsky. Hunt
• J. Francaix. Divertimento

Round Three — two pieces:
(1) V. Tsybin. Concerto for French horn and piano (arrangement for French horn and orchestra)
(2) J. Haydn. Concerto No. 2 in D Major for French horn and orchestra, Hob. VII d:4

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

A.2. Prizes of the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition

The Organizing Committee shall announce the following six monetary prizes for the laureates:
(1) in the nomination Oboe:

  • A.2.1. First prize: 200,000 (two hundred thousand) rubles;
  • A.2.2. Second prize: 100,000 (one hundred thousand) rubles;
  • A.2.3. Third prize: 75,000 (seventy-five thousand) rubles;

(2) in the nomination French horn:

  • A.2.4. First prize: 200,000 (two hundred thousand) rubles;
  • A.2.5. Second prize: 100,000 (one hundred thousand) rubles;
  • A.2.6. Third prize: 75,000 (seventy-five thousand) rubles.

A.3. The Jury Teams of the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition

A.3.1. Members of the Jury Team in the nomination Oboe:
……… (the list of jury members will be announced later)

A.3.2. Members of the Jury Team in the nomination French horn:

  • Dmitry Kryukov (Russia), chairman
  • Igor Karzov (Russia)
  • Dariusz Mikulski (Poland)
  • Alexei Raev (Russia)
  • Espen Selvik (Norway)
  • Vladimir Tarashkevich (Belarus)
  • Yerlan Zhakenov (Kazakhstan)

A.5. Submission of the Application and the Documents

A.5.1. In order to participate in the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition, every applicant must:

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

A.6. Financial Terms

A.6.2. The registration fee for participation in the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition is, optionally:

  • (а) 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles;
  • (b) 40 (forty) US dollars;
  • (c) 37 (thirty-seven) euros.