The Seventh International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Performers on Wind and Percussion

06 November 2015 - 14 November 2015 |

The winners

in the Oboe section

  • I prize - Andrey Cholokyan (Russia)
  • II prize - Ivan Kobylsky (Russia)
  • III prize - Al-Farabi Bakhtiyarov (Kazakhstan)

Finalist diploma - Liu Ming (China)
Finalist diploma - Fedor Egorov (Russia)
the best performance of the obligatory piece: Andrey Cholokyan (Russia)

in the French horn section

  • I prize - Nicolás Goméz Naval (Spain)
  • II prize - Artem Yakushev (Belarus)
  • III prize - not awarded

Finalist - Alexander Kushnarev (Russia)
the best performance of the obligatory pieces: Nicolás Goméz Naval (Spain)

The best accompanists:

in the Oboe section - Alexandra Polyakova
in the French horn section - Elena Kuznetsova

Special prizes:

  • Special prize: a J. Püchner oboe d'amour - Al-Farabi Bakhtiyarov (Kazakhstan)
  • Special prize: a F. Lorée - de Gourdon oboe - Andrei Cholokyan (Russia)
  • Special prize: a K. Ge Reeds profiling machine - Fedor Egorov (Russia)
  • Special prize: a Reeds' n Stuff profiling machine - Ivan Kobylsky (Russia)
  • Special prize: a Sshhmute practice mute from "Indikom" company - Nicolás Goméz Naval (Spain)
  • Special prize: a Gewa reeds case from "Indikom" company - Andrew Cholokyan (Russia)
  • Special prizes: Silver 925 mouthpieces from Yamaha Music Russia - Nicolás Goméz Naval (Spain), Artem Yakushev (Belarus) Alexander Kushnarev (Russia)
  • Special Award of the Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory - Nicolás Goméz Naval (Spain)

Competition Auditions and rehearsals. III Round

Oboe (PDF)

Horn (PDF)

Competition Auditions. II Round

Oboe (PDF)

Horn (PDF)

Competition Auditions. I Round

Oboe (PDF)

Horn (PDF)


The Seventh International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

6 November — 14 November 2015

Majors:

  • Oboe
  • French horn

Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory announces The Seventh International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments to be held during 6–14 November 2015. The majors are “Oboe” and “French horn”.

The Competition is to be held once a year on two majors out of ten: nine majors of wind instruments and one major of percussion ones. Therefore, each major is to be represented at the Competition once per every five years:

2015: oboe, French horn

2016: clarinet, trumpet

2017: flute, tuba

2018: percussion, woodwind quintet

2019: bassoon, tenor trombone

The Organizing Committee

Chairman of the Organizing Committee:

Prof. Alexander Sokolov, D.A.: Rector of the Moscow Conservatory, Laureate of the State Award of Russia, Honored Art Worker of Russia

Art Director of the Competition, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee:

Prof. Valery Popov: Head of the Division of Woodwind and Percussion Instruments of the Orchestral Department of the Moscow Conservatory, People’s Artist of Russia

Members of the Organizing Committee:

Ms. Irina Gorkova: Head of the PR Department

Prof. Vladimir Ivanov: Head of the Orchestral Department, People’s Artist of Russia, Laureate of the Moscow City Award

Mr. Vitaly Katkov: Deputy Rector for Concert Activities, Honored Culture Worker of Russia

Asst. Prof. Elena Ferapontova, Ph.D. in Art Studies: Director for the Great Hall’s Concert Programs

Ms. Tatiana Pan: Director for the Chamber Halls’ Concert Programs

Ms. Natalia Kobets: Head of the Accounting Department, Chief Accountant

Mr. Sergey Rozanov: Deputy Rector for Housekeeping Affairs, Honored Construction Worker of Russia

Prof. Larissa Slutskaya, Ph.D. in Art Studies: Deputy Rector for Academic Affairs, Honored Culture Worker of Russia

Prof. Vladimir Sukhanov: Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation, Honored Art Worker of Russia

Assc. Prof. Margarita Karatygina, Ph.D. in Art Studies: Deputy Head of the Directorate for International Cooperation

Prof. Konstantin Zenkin, D.A.: Deputy Rector for Scientific Affairs

Mr. Sergey Baronov: Head of the Design Bureau, Design Director

Mrs. Ksenia Bonduryanskaya: Head of the Directorate for Special Art Programs

Mr. Vitali Gavrouс: Head of the Office for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events

Prof. Anatoly Levin: Art Director & Chief Conductor of the Concert Symphony Orchestra, Honored Artist of Russia

Ms. Tatiana Lyubomirskaya: Manager of the Division for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee

Mr. Alexander Shlyakhov: Editor of the Office for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events

Jury

Category «French Horn»

  • Chairman — Mikhail Khokhlov (Russia)
  • Igor Karzov (Russia)
  • Vladimir Shish (Russia)
  • Martin Schöpfer (Austria)
  • Ronald Bosnyák (Hungary)
  • Bekmukhambet Karibayev (Kazakhstan)
  • Boštjan Lipovšek (Slovenia)

Category «Oboe»

  • Chairman — Vladimir Demidov (Russia)
  • Anatoly Lyubimov (Russia)
  • Olga Tomilova (Russia)
  • Alex Klein (Brazil)
  • Gregor Witt (Germany)
  • Jean-Louis Capezzali (France)
  • Arnaldo de Felice (Italy)
  • Nuraly Tanatar (Kazakhstan)

Aims of the Competition:

To raise prestige of the winds and percussion instruments

To encourage young people to play wind and percussion instruments

To search for the most talented young musicians, to support and stimulate their professional skills

To provide the conditions for artistic cultural exchange, to enhance the artistic development and to improve the professional skills of the participants of the Competition

To develop national musical education

To make playing wind instruments more attractive for the wide audience

Applications

The Competition is open to participants of all nationalities born not earlier than 7 November 1982 and not later than 6 November 1999.

Winners of any other national or international competitions must participate in the First Round.

The application forms must be filled out, signed and submitted not later than 1 October 2015.

The following documents must be signed, scanned and attached to the application form:

front page of the passport with the photo and the signature (Russian citizens must also submit the scanned page with their permanent residence registration stamp);

music education certificate;

brief biography that should include: date and place of birth, place of study, year of study at the time of the Competition (if the competitor is a student), teachers’ names, previous competitions (indicating the year, country, city and award), as well as any other important information;

one digital artistic photo with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (the .jpg, .tiff, .bmp and .png formats are permitted);

Taxpayer’s ID Number and the Pension Insurance Certificate (for Russian citizens only);

receipt on the payment of the registration fee;

the competitor’s signed consent for processing his/her personal information (in a free form).

 

All the scanned documents and photos must be forwarded at: art-department@mail.ru.

No changes in the program indicated in the application are allowed after 1 October 2015.

The Organizing Committee shall have the right to reject any improper or incomplete applications.

 

The amount of the registration fee is:

for Russian citizens: 3000 (three thousand) rubles;

for foreign citizens: an equivalent of 3000 (three thousand) rubles either in euros or in US dollars according to the exchange rate to be established by the Central Bank of Russia on the day of payment.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Bank Account Information

The Conservatory’s US Dollar Account

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
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503840438110200266

The Conservatory’s Euro Account

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

The Procedure for Holding the Competition

All the auditions are held publicly. The First and Second Rounds are held at the Rachmaninoff Hall, the Third Round is held at the Great Hall.

The order of performances will be defined by the Draw to be held prior to the First Round of every major and will remain unchanged until the end of the competition. The competitors must be present at the Draw and the Information Meeting to be held on 6 November 2015.

The competitor may choose the order of performing the pieces of his/her program during every Round.

An acoustic rehearsal in the concert hall will be provided for all competitors in every round.

In case of necessity, and if indicated in the application form, the Organizing Committee may provide accompanists, whose services will be paid by the Moscow Conservatory.

Upon consent of all members of the Jury, the performance of any competitor may be either shortened or stopped.

A maximum of a half of the participants of the First Round will be admitted for the Second Round of every major.

A maximum of five participants of the Second Round will be admitted for the Third Round of every major.

Upon completion of the Second Round, the Jury will choose the best accompanist of the Competition in every major.

The participants of the Third Round will be provided with one rehearsal with an orchestra.

The results will be announced immediately after each round.

Prizes and Awards

The Organizing Committee of the Competition shall announce the following prizes for both majors:

First Prize: 200,000 rubles and the title of a laureate

Second Prize: 100,000 rubles and the title of a laureate

Third Prize: 75,000 rubles and the title of a laureate

Special award: a J. Püchner oboe d’amore.

The First Prize winner will be granted a F. Lorée — de Gourdon oboe.

The oboists participating in the Competition will be granted K. Ge Reeds and Reeds ’n Stuff profiling machines as their special awards.  

All monetary prizes will be paid in Russian rubles with the taxes to be withheld in accordance with the Russian legislation. The Organizing Committee shall have the right to amend the financial conditions of the Competition.

Additional prizes may be awarded upon consent of the Organizing Committee by any governmental, non-governmental or commercial organizations, foundations, artistic unions, mass media and private individuals.

The Jury shall have the right:

- to award not all of the prizes;

- to divide an amount of the Second and/or Third Prize between several participants of the Third Round.

The decisions of the Jury are final and irrevocable.

The best accompanists in each major will receive a diploma and a prize of 50,000 rubles.

Special Conditions

The participants of the Competition may not receive any fee either for their performance at the Competition or for any later use of the recordings and broadcasts of these performances.

Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory shall have the exclusive rights for the distribution of audio and video records and broadcasts of the auditions and the final concert of the Competition laureates.

The Competition laureates must perform at the final concert of the Competition with no remuneration.

All competitors will be provided with practice rooms at the Moscow Conservatory in the determined order free of charge.

The Organizing Committee will support the competitors to obtain the scores of the compositions announced on the Competition program.

The signed and submitted application form shall mean an unconditional acceptance of the competitor with all the above-named terms and conditions.

Should any arguments arise with regard to the interpretation of these terms and conditions of the Competition, the Russian version of this text shall have a priority.

The Competition Program 

Oboe

First Round: all pieces shall be performed by heart

1. Georg Philipp Telemann. Fantaisie No. 10 F-sharp minor for solo flute

2. Pierre Sancan. Sonatina for oboe and piano

 

Second Round: all pieces, except the one composed specifically for the Competition, shall be performed by heart

1. One of the following pieces (optional):

a) Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda. Morceau de salon for oboe and piano, op. 228

b) Amilcare Ponchielli. Capriccio for oboe and piano

c) Antonino Pasculli. Recordo di Napoli, a piece for oboe and piano

2.  Tatiana Gerasimenok. The smell of roses (2015)
Download PDF (Updated 09/09/2015)

3. Henri Dutilleux. Sonata for oboe and piano, 1, 2 part (1947) 

Third Round

1. W. A. Mozart. Concerto C major for oboe and orchestra, KV314 (competitor’s cadenzas): to be performed by heart

2. Andrey Rubtsov. Concerto for oboe and chamber orchestra (2003): may be performed from music
Download PDF:
Oboe I part, II part, III part
Klavier I part, II part, III part

French horn

First Round: all pieces shall be performed by heart

1. Francesco Antonio Rosetti. Concerto E-flat major for French horn and chamber orchestra (ca 1780): 1st movement (competitor’s cadenza). — The score of the concerto may be purchased here.

2. Vitaly Buyanovsky. Spain, a piece for solo French horn

Second Round

1. Carl Maria von Weber. Concertino E minor for French horn and orchestra, J188 (op. 45): to be performed by heart

2. One of the following pieces (optional) — may be performed from music:

a) Vissarion Shebalin. Concertino C minor for French horn and small orchestra, op. 14/2 (1933)

b) Aleksandr Arutiunian. Concerto for French horn and orchestra (1962)

c) Vladimir Tsybin. Concerto E-flat major for French horn and orchestra (1948)

3. Maksim Babintzev. Hunter's meditation (2015): to be performed from music
Download PDF

Third Round

1. Joseph Haydn. Concerto No. 1 D major for French horn and orchestra, Hob. VIId:4: to be performed by heart

2. Reinhold Glière. Concerto for French horn and orchestra (1950): may be performed from music

The Third Round of the Competition between the French horn players will consist of two parts. During the first part, all the finalists will perform Haydn's Concerto, and during the second one all of them will perform Glière's Concerto.