The Twelfth International Competition for Performers on Winds & Percussion Instruments

26 октября 2021 г. - 1 ноября 2021 г. | Сompetitions

Age limit: from 16 to 33 years.

Nominations: Oboe & French horn.

Deadline for submitting the applications and the documents: 26 September 2021.

Annex of the Year 2021 to the Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

Due to the epidemiological situation worldwide during the year 2020, the 12th competition is rescheduled for the end of October 2021. All applications submitted to the Organizing Committee prior to its decision to reschedule the 12th competition are considered valid.

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 26 October till 1 November 2021 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) Dražan Kosorić. Song on the Love and Anger. Cadenza for solo oboe (the obligatory piece) (Download)
(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) Victor Zinovev. Cadenza No. 3a in F for solo French horn (the obligatory piece) (Download)
(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:
……… (to be announced later)

A.3.2. Members of the Jury Team in the nomination French horn:
……… (to be announced later)

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.5.4. The deadline for submitting the online application and the documents in order to participate in the 12th Wind/Percussion Competition is 26 September 2021.

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) 37 (thirty-seven) US dollars;
  • (c) 32 (thirty-two) euros.

Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

1. General Provisions

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

1.2. The Competition was established in 2009 by Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).

1.3. The Competition is held annually 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. Two nominations are presented at each Competition of the respective year. Pairs of the nominations are rotated as follows:

  • (1) Bassoon & Tenor trombone;
  • (2) Oboe & French horn;
  • (3) Clarinet & Trumpet;
  • (4) Flute & Tuba;
  • (5) Percussion Instruments & Woodwind Quintet.

Every pair of the nominations for 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.

1.5. The program of the respective year’s Competition is specified annually for each of its rounds in both nominations 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 six monetary prizes for the Competition laureates, three per each nomination. The amount of each prize is annually 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. The amount of each prize in the nomination Woodwind Quintet is to be paid jointly to an entire group of the winning ensemble. The amounts of the prizes in the remaining nine nominations (see clause 1.4) are to be paid individually to each winning soloist.

2.3. 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.

2.4. All the prizes will be paid to the Competition laureates in rubles, with taxes to be deducted under Russia’s legislation.

3. The Jury Teams

3.1. The Organizing Committee annually appoints two teams of the Jury who are to award the prizes separately in each of the two nominations of the respective year’s Competition. Members of the Jury for each nomination is annually 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 (separately for each of the two nominations) and then published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

3.3. Both teams of the Jury 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 of any other prizes within the limits of the established prize fund.

3.4. All decisions of both Jury teams 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. Pupils and students of musical educational institutions, as well as professional musicians, who are not younger than 16 but younger than 33 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+5 in the same nomination (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. In the event an orchestral piece is announced on the program of Round Three of the Competition, each finalist is to be granted one rehearsal with the orchestra.

4.8. 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 annually 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.

4.9. 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. The list of documents for those who wish to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet is published in clause 5.2. In order to participate in the Competition in any of the other nine nominations, 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 certificate in his/her music 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 individual payment of the registration fee for participation in the Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Fee”) on the applicant’s behalf (see clause 6.1).

5.2. In order to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet, the applicants must:

5.2.1. fill out five online applications, one from each musician of the applying ensemble (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:
5.2.2. the five applicants’ consents for the processing of their personal data with everyone’s 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;
5.2.3. the front pages of the five applicants’ passports or other identifying documents (with their photos and the holders’ signatures);
5.2.4. one collective artistic photo of the applying ensemble taken against a neutral background with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
5.2.5. the five applicants’ certificates on everyone’s musical education or certificates from their educational institutions, either in Russian or in English;
5.2.6. a brief artistic biography of the applying ensemble (*.doc or *.docx only), including information about its teachers, participation in any previous competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the musicians of the applying ensemble consider essential for the Organizing Committee;
5.2.7. a receipt on the collective payment of the Fee on behalf of the applying ensemble (see clauses 5.1.7 and 6.1).

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

5.4. 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.

5.5. The fact of forwarding the online application(s), together with the signed and scanned Consent(s), to the Organizing Committee (see clauses 5.1.1-2 and 5.2.1-2) means the applicants’ unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations and their Annex.

5.6. In the event any applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, the Fee(s) he/she/they 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 International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

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
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503978538111000266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

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 Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments 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 shall be 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