II International Performing Arts Competition
The best participants will be scheduled to perform at the closing gala concert
on 27th March 2022,
Cathedral Palace, Moscow
Deadline for applications (including the links for the videos) — 1st March 2022.
The results of the competition will be announced at www.artistproject.ru no later than 10th March 2022
1. Organizing Committee
● Concert agency ArtIst (Moscow, Russia)
2. 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
3. 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
We invite instrumentalists and vocalists – students and teachers of music schools and colleges – of all ages. The competition is held ONLINE in one round
•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)
6. Age categories and repertoire
The program of performers in all nominations and age categories should consist of works of the Baroque, Classicism, Russian or Western European Romanticism. It is not necessary to include all three styles in the program. The number of works is also possible from one to several, given the time limit in the age categories.
• 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.
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
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
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
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.
Valentin Azarenkov, woodwinds and brass (Moscow, Russia)
Winner of international competitions. Currently teaches at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and is a soloist at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre.
Victoria Zyablitskaya, soprano (Moscow, Russia)
solo vocal teacher at the M. Ippolitov-Ivanov Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, laureate of international competitions, chamber and operatic singer.
8. Participation fees
Participation fees for Russian citizens:
Soloists – 2500 RUB
Duet, trio – 2000 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 – 40 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before 1st March 2022, mark “Inspiration” 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
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.