III International Nikolay Rubinstein Competition of Chamber Ensembles and String Quartets
The competition founder and organizer:
Moscow State Conservatory P. I. Tchaikovsky
Jury of the Competition
Well-known musicians, both performers and pedagogues from all over the world are invited to the Jury of the Competition. This year the Jury consists of:
- Tigran Alikhanov (Russia) — Chairman
- Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia)
- Gauchar Murzabekova (Kazakhstan)
- Elena Semishina (Russia)
- Michaela Girardi (Austria)
- Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia)
- Augustinas Vasiliauskas (Litva)
- Irina Menkova (Russia)
(on video recordings, the duration must not exceed 20 minutes)
One original work created before 1830 (no expositions repeated)
(Duration - not more than 45 minutes)
Two original compositions:
- A significant work of one of the following composers:
F. Mendelssohn- Bartholdy
- One work composed in the twentieth century.
A significant work of one of the following Russian composers:
Each composition may be performed in one Round only.
Performance of separate parts is allowed for I and II Rounds.
In the III Round the works must be performed entirely.
- The competition is open to ensembles with the average age limit of the participants not exceeding 30 years and the age of the eldest member of the ensemble at the time of submitting application not more than 32 years. The teacher of the ensemble is not allowed to participate in the ensemble.
- The following types of chamber ensembles are allowed to participation:
- String and wind instruments with piano (the number of ensemble members — at least three);
- Piano duo (two pianos and piano in four hands);
- String Quartet.
- One musician is not allowed to the participation in more than one ensemble. Otherwise, the Organizing Committee will remove at its own discretion one of the ensembles with the same musician.
- The deadline for submission of the applications is June 15, 2017
- the application should include:
- a carefully filled out application form (in .doc file format)
- scanned documents certifying the participant’s identity and age:
- Russian nationals – please consult the Russian version of the regulations
- foreign nationals:
a scan of the passport (the pages with photograph, birth date and personal signature required)
a scan of the ID-card
a scan of the certificate of identity, or alien’s passport, or any other applicable ID documents (the pages with photograph, birth date and personal signature required)
The entrance fee should be paid to the Moscow State Conservatory bank account.
5. In case of failure of candidates to participate in the contest, as well as in the case of the jury’s decision on the non-admission of the ensemble to participate in the II round of competition, documents, DVD recording and the participation fee are not refundable.
- Not later than July 1, 2017 all the ensembles admitted to the II round of the Competition will be notified by e-mail, incl. about the date of arrival at the II round of competition.
- The participants of these ensembles should arrive in Moscow on the dates specified in the notification.
- The Organizing Committee announces three awards and two diplomas:
First prize – 200 000 RUR
Second prize – 150 000 RUR
Third prize – 100 000 RUR
Two diplomas – 50 000 RUR
- Each Ensemble allowed to the III Round and not receiving awards and diplomas, will be mentioned with diplomas of merit.
- All monetary prizes will be paid in Russian rubles withholding the taxes applicable on the territory of the Russian Federation.
- In order to receive the cash value of the prize participants must submit the following documents:
for Russian citizens — passport, pension insurance certificate, TIN
for foreign participants (including the CIS) — Passport
- The Jury has the right not to award all the prizes or to share the awards.
- Additional prizes may be awarded with the approval of the Organizing Committee to the participants of the second and third Rounds by governmental, non-governmental or commercial organizations, foundations, artistic unions, mass media and private individuals. The decisions on special prizes and awards are taken by the Jury.