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III International Music Competition

III International Music Competition


Moscow, Russia

The best artists will be scheduled to perform at the following gala concerts:

6 June 2020 Rakhmaninov Hall of the Moscow State

Tchaikovsky Conservatory

23 July 2020 Vienna City Hall (Vienna, Austria)

27 July 2020 City of Grosseto (Toscana, Italy)

Deadline for application (including a link to the video) – 1 April 2020

The results of the competition will be announced at www.artistproject.ru

no later than 20 April 2020

No financial support can be offered to the contestants and winners.


  1. Organizing Committee
  • ArtIst” Concert agency(Moscow, Russia)
  • GoldenArt” Producing company(Moscow, Russia)
  1. Partners of the competition
  • Pianorooms” Corporate group(Moscow, Russia)
  • Recondite Armonie” Association(Grosseto, Italy)
  • 440Hz Piano tuning and reconstruction company
  • Grand Event Projects” Music agency
  • Le Salon de la Musique” Video project– support of talented pianists through publishing of videos and online streams of their performances
  • Radio Italy
  1. Goals of the competition
  • Support of young (school-age) music perfomers
  • Showcasing and support of both students and teachers of music schools and colleges
  • Support in further career development of the young musicians by providing the opportunity to perform at concert stages in Russia, Kazakhstan and Europe

4. Conditions

We invite instrumentalists and vocalists – students and teachers of music schools and colleges – of all ages. For Russian citizens, the competition will be held in two rounds: first round – by video selection, second round – live performance. The second round will take place in Moscow on 12-17 May 2020.

The place of auditions will be announced later.

International participants compete via video selection in one round.

5. Nominations

  • Piano (solo, ensembles)
  • Strings (solo, ensembles)
  • Winds (solo, ensembles)
  • Folk instruments (solo, ensembles)
  • Classical vocals (solo, ensembles)
  • Pop vocals (solo, ensembles)
  • Traditional singing (solo, ensembles)
  • Choir
  • Performance groups
  • Concertmaster`s art

6. Age categories and repertoire

  • Category A: not older than 8 years of age – max. 5 minutes free repertoire
  • Category B: 9-10 years of age – max. 5 minutes free repertoire
  • Category C: 11-12 years of age – max. 10 minutes free repertoire
  • Category D: 13-15 years of age – max. 10 minutes free repertoire
  • Category E: 16-18 years of age – max. 15 minutes free repertoire
  • Category F: 19-25 years of age – max. 15 minutes free repertoire
  • Category G: over 26 years of age – max. 15 minutes free repertoire

It is allowed to repeat the repertoire of the first round in the second round. Solo pianists may not perform a piano concerto accompanied by a concertmaster. In duets and ensembles, the age category is determined by the age of the youngest participant. The chosen repertoire should be ageappropriate. All solo works must be performed from memory. The use of score is permitted for instrumental duets and ensembles.

7. Evaluation and jury

The contestants’ performance is evaluated by a professional jury on a 100-points scale. The decision of the jury is final and is not subject to review or appeal.

The contestants are judged according to the following criteria:

  • technical proficiency
  • accuracy of performance
  • level of difficulty of repertoire (with regard to the ability of the contestant)
  • sound quality and touch
  • musicality
  • artistry

As a result, the following prizes can be awarded:

Grand-Prix – 100 points

1st prize – 95-99 points

2nd prize – 90-94 points

3rd prize – 85-89 points

Diploma – 80-84 points

The Jury:

Vera Nosina, piano (Moscow, Russia)

Honored Worker of culture of Russian Federation, Honored Worker of culture of Kyrgyzstan, Vice President of International Teacher`s Association “Art and education of XXI century”, Vice President of A.T.Grechaninov foundation, author of couple study works and publishments, Professor.

Lyudmila Magomedova, classical vocals(Moscow, Russia)

People’s Artist of Russia, opera singer (soprano).

Anatoly Loshak, classical vocals(Moscow, Russia)

Soloist of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, silver medalist of the Irina Arhipova Foundation, Commander of the Order of Friendship, professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, teacher at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, People’s Artist of Russia.

Anna Leyerer, piano
(Vienna, Austria)

Teacher at the Music Institute Polyhymnia in Vienna. Active concert pianist in Russia,

Europe, Mexico and the USA. Debuted with a solo concert at Carnegie Hall in New York in


Diego Benocci, piano(Grosseto, Italy)

Winner of international competitions, artistic director of the International Music Festival

“Recondite Armonie” in Grosseto.

Alexey Kudryashov, piano(Moscow, Russia)

Soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, winner of international competitions, teacher at the F. Chopin Moscow State College of Music Performance.

Elena Korzhenevitch, violin(Moscow, Russia)

Winner of international competitions, teacher at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky

Conservatory, soloist of Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”, concertmaster of the Concert Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Elena Isaeva, flute, classical vocals(Moscow, Russia)

Winner of international competitions, soloist of the M. I. Glinka Music Society, chair of the Expert Union on Culture and Arts, teacher at the Magic Flute Centre in Moscow.

Tatiana Chistiakova, piano (Moscow, Russia)

“ArtIst” Concert agency co-founder and director, member of World Piano Teachers association, member of Rachmaninov society, winner of international competition, concert pianist, member of the jury of many competitions in Russia, Kazakhstan and Italy.

Stanislav Serebriannikov, piano, classical vocals, concertmaster`s art (Moscow, Russia)

Worldwide pianist, singer and accompanist, culture and public figure, member of International Association of music workers, member of Rachmaninov society, founder and artistic director of “GoldenArt” producing company, producer and member of many competitions and culture projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and USA.

8. Participation fees

Participation fees for Russian citizens:

Soloists – 3000 RUB

Duet, trio – 2500 RUB per person

Concertmaster – 2000 RUB per person

Ensemble (4-10 members) – 1500 RUB per person

Ensemble (over 10 members) – 10 000 RUB per ensemble

Participation fees for non-Russian citizens:

Soloists – 50 EUR

Duet, trio – 30 EUR per person

Concertmaster – 30 EUR per person

Ensemble (4-10 members) – 20 EUR per person

Ensemble (over 10 members) – 150 EUR per ensemble

Participation fees are non-refundable.

Please send your application and the link to your video-recording to info@artistproject.ru before 1 April 2020, putting “Music Project” in the title of your e-mail. After we receive your application wewill send you an invoice for the participation fee.

Your application for participation should include:

➢Your full name, phone number and e-mail address

➢Nomination and age category

➢Name of your school/college/university

➢The full name of your teacher, their phone number and e-mail address

➢The full name of your concertmaster, their phone number and e-mail address

➢Your repertoire and performance duration

➢Link to the video-recording(s)

➢Your mail address

The video-recording should comply with the following requirements:

  • the music you play must not be edited
  • the camera must be fixed to avoid the “shaky hands” effect
  • your face and hands, as well as your instrument, should be clearly seen
  • you can submit a video of a concert or exam performance
  • you should upload your video to YouTube and send us the link to this video
  • you can send us several links

10. Awards

The award ceremony will take place at the winners’ gala concerts. Other contestants will be awarded – in their respective category – the title of laureate of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade, or the title of diplomant. The participants also receive diplomas in electronic form, as well as electronic certificates for participation in international music competitions in Russia, Italy, and Kazakhstan.

All laureates and diplomants receive a 50% discount for participation in concerts and masterclasses during the festival “Grosseto Summer Festival & Masterclasses” from 27 to 31 July 2020.

The teachers of the contestants will receive letters of thanks per e-mail.

Please note!

By participating in the competition all contestants agree to provide the required personal data to the organizing committee and permit the publishing of the video of gala concert performance and results on the web-page of the competition.

In case of noncopliance with the Rules of the Contest by the contestant or its representatives, the organizing committee preserves the right to dismiss the contestant from further participation or withhold the award.

In case of any dispute the only right version of Rules is Russian.

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