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VI International Performing Arts Competition


Moscow, Russia

The best participants will be scheduled to perform at the closing gala concert

on 29th January 2022,

Rakhmaninov Hall, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory

 Deadline for applications (including the links for the videos) — 20th December, 2021.

The results of the competition will be announced at www.artistproject.ru no later than 5th January, 2022



  1. Organizing Committee
  • Concert agency ArtIst (Moscow, Russia)


  1. Partners of the competition
  • Corporate group Pianorooms (Moscow, Russia)
  • Video project Le Salon de la Musique – support of talented pianists through publishing of

videos and online streams of their performances

  • Radio Italy


  1. Goals of the competition
  • Promoting performing arts among the gifted children and youths
  • Showcasing and supporting pupils, 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

  1. Conditions

We invite instrumentalists and vocalists – students and teachers of music schools and colleges – of all ages. The competition is held ONLINE in one round

  1. 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

  1. 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 age appropriate. All solo works must be performed by heart. The use of score is permitted for instrumental duets and ensembles.

  1. 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


Victor Chuchkov, piano (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Professor at State Music Academy «Prof. Pantcho Vladigerov».

Pavel Shatskiy, piano (Moscow, Russia)

Prize-winner of international piano competitions, senior assistant professor at Moscow State Conservatory, Ph.D. in Performing Arts.

Nadezhda Sergeeva, harp (Moscow, Russia)

Prize-winner of international competitions, concert harpist, teacher at S.I. Taneev Music School.

Svetlana Mitriaikina, flute (Moscow, Russia)

Prize-winner of international competitions, soloist of the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra under V. Spivakov (2004–2014), flute teacher and head of the chamber music department at the Academy of Jazz (former State Woodwind College).

Ksenia Muslanova , classical vocals (Moscow, Russia)

Soloist at the K. Stanislavski and V. Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, soloist at the Moscow Opera House, guest soloist at the Chamber B. Pokrovsky Stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, guest soloist at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Udmurtia, head and producer at “Nezavisimiy Teatr”, Winner of the Elizabeth Connell Prize, prize-winner of international competitions.

Kristina Sharabidze, folk instruments (Moscow, Russia)

Prize-winner of international competitions, laureate the Moscow City Government Prize, associate professor at the A.G. Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music, Ph.D. in Education Sciences.

  1. 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 

Please, send your application and the link to your video-recording to info@artistproject.ru before 20th December, 2021, mark “Music Project” as the title of your e-mail. The entrance

fee to be paid simultaneously via electronic form on the web-site.

Participation fees are non-refundable.

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
  1. 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 3d  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.

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

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 full mail address 

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 of inadequate behavior or absurd requests, the organizing committee preserves the right to

dismiss the contestant from further participation or withhold the award.

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