The Twelfth International Competition for Performers on Winds & Percussion Instruments

27 October 2020 - 03 November 2020 |

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Twelfth 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 3 November 2020 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:

  • 2020: Oboe & French Horn
  • 2021: Clarinet & Trumpet
  • 2022: Flute & Tuba
  • 2023: Percussions & Woodwind Quintet
  • 2024: Bassoon & Tenor Trombone

2. The Juries

2.1. Members of the Jury in the nomination Oboe will be announced later.

2.2. Members of the Jury in the nomination French Horn will be announced later.

3. Prizes and Awards

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

The Nomination Oboe

  • 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
The Nomination French Horn
  • 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 prize, except for the first one, 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’ performances 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. 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. The competitors admitted to participate in the third round of the Competition will be granted one acoustic rehearsal:

  • in the nomination Oboe — with both chamber and string orchestras;
  • in the nomination French Horn — with the symphony orchestra.

4.10. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.11. 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 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 should:

(1) fill out an online 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 Twelfth 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 Twelfth 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

9.1. The Nomination Oboe
All the pieces must be performed by heart at both First and Third Rounds. It is permitted that the pieces be performed from music at the Second Round.

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. Rimsly-Korsakov. Flight of the Bumble-Bee from The Tale on Tsar Saltan

Attention of the competitors:

  • Piece No. 1 may performed either in G minor or in A minor.
  • Piece No. 3 has to be learnt from the score published under I. F. Pushechnikov’s edition.

Round Two — three pieces:
1. One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • H. Dutilleux. Sonata for oboe and piano
  • B. Britten. Variations for oboe and piano
  • P. Haas. Suite for oboe and piano
  • P. Hindemith. Sonata for oboe and piano

2. The piece for solo oboe that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Twelfth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.
3. One of the following pieces by Antonino Pasculli, optionally:

  • Reminiscences on “La Traviata” for oboe and piano
  • Il ricordo di Napoli for oboe and piano
  • Concerto grando on Themes from Les vêpres siciliennes for oboe and piano

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

9.2. The Nomination French Horn
All the pieces must be performed by heart at both First and Third Rounds. It is permitted that the pieces be performed from music at the Second Round.

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. G. Rossini. Prelude, Theme and Variations for French Horn and piano
2. One of the following pieces, optionally:

  • V. Buyanovsky. Hunt for French Horn and piano
  • J. Francaix. Divertimento for French Horn and piano

3. The piece for solo French Horn that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Twelfth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.

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!