1st International online competition
of musical, performing and visual arts.
The best performances and art works will be awarded diplomas
and memorable prizes, as well as certificates for fee reduction at competitions and recitals in Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, and the USA.
Deadline for application (including a link to the video) – 8 April 2021.
The results of the competition will be announced at www.artistproject.ru
no later than 1 May 2021, the diplomas will be sended via e-mail no later than 10 May 2021.
We invite instrumentalists, vocalists, theater and film actors, dancers, and visual artists – professionals or amateurs, students or teachers – of all ages.
All participants compete via video selection in one round.
a) Musical performance
NB! All contestants in the division Musical performace are graded according to two categories: professionals and amateurs. You will be categorized as a professional if you are a student in a specialized music or arts school, music or arts college, or if you have graduated from such a college.
NB! All contestants in the division Composition are graded according to two categories: professionals and amateurs. You will be categorized as a professional if you are a student in a specialized music or arts school, music or arts college, or if you have graduated from such a college.
NB! All contestants in the division Acting are graded according to three categories: amateurs, theater college students, and professionals. If you have not graduated from a theater college and/or do not have professional acting education but work in theater or film, you will still be categorized as an amateur.
d) Visual arts
NB! All contestants in the division Visual arts are graded according to the following techniques: oil, gouache, pastel, pencil, watercolour, graffiti, airbrush. The contestants are divided into two categories: professionals and amateurs. You will be categorized as a professional if you are a student in a specialized arts school, arts college, or if you have graduated from such a college. In any other case you will be categorized as an amateur.
All contestants in “Arts and crafts” nomination are being judjed SEPARATELY according the following techniques: carving, painting, embroidery, founding, incuse, intarsia. There is no grading by the material of art.
All contestants in “Arts of photography” nomination are being judjed SEPARATELY according the following divisions: outside (daylight) photography, studio photography. Nominations: portrait, genre photography, landscape, still life, object shooting, nude photography, report shooting.
— nomination conformity
— originality, completeness of content disclosure
— art quality\technical defects absence (if not an author`s main idea)
— perception in common
NB! All contestants in the division Dance are graded according to two categories: professionals and amateurs. You will be categorized as a professional if you are a student in a specialized arts, dance, or ballet school, music or arts college. If you have finished a dance class but do not have a professional education in dance, you will be categorized as an amateur.
а1) Musical performance professionals
а2) Musical performance amateurs
NB! A piano concerto accompanied by an orchestra, ensemble or concertmaster prohibited. In duets and ensembles, the age category is determined by the average age of the participants as of the application deadline. The chosen repertoire should be age-appropriate. All solo works must be performed by heart. The use of score is permited for instrumental duets and ensembles.
b1) Composition professionals
b2) Composition amateurs
NB! All participants in the nomination Composition have to submit 2 works of different genres. The overall duration of both works may not exceed 15 minutes.
c1) Acting amateurs
c2) Students of theater schools
c3) Acting professionals
d1) Visual arts professionals
d2) Visual arts amateurs
e1) Dance amateurs
e2) Dance professionals
NB! Solo dancers as well as dance groups can participate in the contest. If you are participating as a group, the age group is determined by the average age of the group members as of the application deadline.
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 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
a) Musical performance
d) Visual arts
e1) Dance solo
e2) Dance groups
a) Musical performance
Dmitriy Onischenko, piano (Ukraine – Russia)
Concert pianist, graduated from Moscow State Conservatory and Hannover High school of music, his professors were L. Naumov, A. Diev, V. Krainev and A. Vardi. Many international competitions laureate, including V. Krainev young pianists competition, V. Horowitz International piano competition in Kiev, P. Tchaikovsky International piano competition. Ukraine Ministry of Culture honor certificate holder for significant contribution in culture and professional mastership. Ukrainian nationwide program “Person of the Year – 2001” laureate. Founder and member of jury on many international competitions.
Irina Chistyakova, piano (Russia – Germany)
Graduated from Moscow State Conservatory and University of arts in Berlin, artist of Ars Luminae agency (Portugal), Steinway & Sons award laureate.
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.
Francesco Comito, piano (Messina, Italy) -special guest, director of «Le Salon de la Musique» concert agency.
Nikolay Ageyev, woodwinds and brass (Moscow, Russia)
International competitions laureate, clarinet teacher in Moscow State Conservatory.
Massimiliano Monopoli, strings (Taranto, Italy)
Strings Professor at Giovanni Paisiello Conservatory in Taranto, Italy.
Roman Efimov, strings (Perm – St.Petersburg, Russia)
The Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation fellow, the “New names” and the “Russian performing arts” foundations fellow, international competitions laureate, MusicAeterna orchestra soloist under Teodor Currentzis leadership, concertmaster at Perm Opera and Ballet Theater orchestra.
Anastasia Chernovolos, opera singing (Paris, France – Voronezh, Moscow, Russia)
Palais des Congres de Paris soloist, Moscow Academic Music Theater named after K. S. Stanislavsky and V. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko guest soloist, many Europe opera theaters guest soloist, Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theater lead soloist, Gradsky Hall guest soloist, three times “Bravo” award winner, international competitions laureate, Moscow music school “Music way” lead teacher.
Emil Kadyrov, pop singing, guitar (Baku, Azerbaijan – Belgorod, Moscow, Russia)
«The Voice Russia» finalist, Gradsky Hall lead soloist, Music school «Music way» founder.
Snezhana Orlova, traditional singing (Moscow, Russia)
«Fedora`s sorrow» show group soloist, Vologda Regional State Philarmonic named after V. Gavrilin soloist, voice teacher at Moscow State Intitute of Music named after A. G. Shnittke.
Sergey Osokin, accordion (Moscow, Russia)
Head teacher at Moscow State Intitute of Music named after A. G. Shnittke, International competitions laureate, composer.
Kristina Sharabidze, folk instruments (Moscow, Russia)
Winner of Russian and international competitions, laureate of the Moscow Government Prize, teacher at the Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music, PhD in pedagogy.
Alexey Shatsky, conducting (Moscow, Russia)
A. Rybnikov Theater head guest conductor, member of jury on International music competitions in Greece and Israel, Promuscan Music Society honorable member (Spain), 2009 Anniversary theatral award winner in Montenegro, opera and symphonic conducting teacher at State Music and Pedagogy Institute named after M. M. Ippolitov-Ivanov.
Roman Galiev (Moscow, Russia)
Graduated from Moscow State Institute of Music named after A. G. Schnittke and Moscow State Conservatory, his professors were members of Russian composers union V. Sariev and A. Tchaikovsky. As composer collaborates with many famous orchestras, choirs and ensembles, including “Moscow Soloists” chamber ensemble under Yuri Bashmet leadership. Holder of many awards and honor certificates as a composer. International competitions laureate.
Artyom Bibilyurov (Moscow, Russia)
Theater and film actor, theater director, artistic director of the First Experimental Youth Vakhtangov Studio “Turandot” and Moscow drama theater “Turandot”, member of the expert committee of Moscow’s Department of culture, member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Theater Workers of Russia.
Yulia Shifershtein (Krasnoyarsk/Moscow, Russia)
Theater and film actress, graduate of the Russian Institute of Theater Arts GITIS (Yuri Vassilyev’s class), member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the Creative Union of Russian Artists.
Evgeny Kravchenko (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
World level stage ballroom dancing referee, member of referee colleague on many ballroom dancing competitions. The Black sea latin cup winner.
Participation fees and application
Participation fees for Russian and CIS citizens:
Soloists – 1200 RUB
Duet, trio – 700 RUB per person
Concertmaster – 1200 RUB per person
Ensemble (4-14 members) – 700 RUB per person
Ensemble (over 15 members) – 10 000 RUB per ensemble
Participation fees for non-Russian citizens (Europe, Asia):
Soloists – 25 EUR
Duet, trio – 15 EUR per person
Concertmaster – 25 EUR per person
Ensemble (4-14 members) – 15 EUR per person
Ensemble (over 10 members) – 200 EUR per ensemble
Participation fees for non-Russian citizens (USA):
Soloists – 30 USD
Duet, trio – 20 USD per person
Concertmaster – 30 USD per person
Ensemble (4-14 members) – 20 USD per person
Ensemble (over 15 members) – 300 USD per ensemble
Please send your application and the link to your video-recording to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 08 April 2021, putting «Ars Astra» in the title of your e-mail. After we receive your application we will send you an invoice for the participation fee.
Participation fees are non-refundable. If the contestant or his/her official representative, for any reason, withdraw from participation in the contest, or the contestant doesn`t get any award according the jury decision, the fee will not be returned.
Your application for participation should include:
Your full name, phone number and e-mail address
Nomination, category and age group
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
APPLICATION FORM REQUIREMENTS
THE APPLICATION FORM FILLED NOT ACCORDING THE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
The data in the diplomas (participant’s surname and name, teacher’s full name, accompanist’s full name, institution name) are entered from the application received from the participant. Check the correctness of all entered information before sending the application.
After the diploma has been sent, no changes are made to it.
a) Musical performance
NB! Do not change the size of the photo, do not crop it, change its colour scheme or alter its quality. Any kind of editing is prohibited and will lead to your disqualification.
For «Art of Photography» nomination only original works are acceptable. Any kind of link on a publication with the work (even it is Forbes, Men`s Health or Playboy) or social nets are prohibited.
The 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, Europe, and the USA.
The teachers of the contestants will receive letters of thanks per e-mail.
IMPORTANT The following additional prizes are provided to all contestants:
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 their competition performance and results on the web-page of the competition.
In case the contestant or his/her representative violate the regulations of the competition, the organizing committee preserves the right to dismiss the contestant from further participation or withhold the award.
In case of misunderstanding or conflict, the parties should refer to the Russian text of these regulations as the basic document.