The Fifth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition of Young Composers
21 May 2018 - 24 May 2018

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Fifth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition of Young Composers (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Competition”).
1.2. The founder of the Competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).
1.3. The Competition will be held on 21–24 May 2018.

2. The Jury

2.1. The Jury of the Elimination Round
Members of the jury will be announced later.

2.2. The Jury of the Second and Third Rounds
Members of the jury will be announced later.

3. Prizes and Awards

3.1 The Organizing Committee of the Competition has established the following prizes:

  • the first prize: 75,000 rubles;
  • the second prize: 50,000 rubles;
  • the third prize: 30,000 rubles.

3.2. The jury of the second and third rounds may either abstain from awarding any prize out of the three or divide the amount of any of the prizes within the established prize budget.

3.3. Upon the Organizing Committee’s consent, any public organizations, including foundations and/or mass media, may establish any additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competitors. Decisions on the awarding of any special prizes and/or gifts to the competitors will be made by the jury of the second and third rounds of the Competition.

4. The Competition Procedure

4.1. Both pupils and students of institutions specialized in music education, as well as professional musicians, aged between 16 and 35 full years (inclusive) as of the first day of the Competition may participate therein.
4.2. The Competition consists of three rounds. The jury of the elimination round will select the competitors for the second round according to the quality of the scores they are to submit. Both the second and third rounds will be held publicly.
4.3. Each competitor must submit a maximum of one piece composed by him/her personally for solo piano. The piece may be in a free form but no longer than 15 minutes. No pieces for prepared piano are allowed.
4.4. No pieces earlier published or performed publicly may participate in the elimination round of the Competition.
4.5. All competitors must attend both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting at the Conservatory. Time and place of both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting will be announced through the Conservatory’s official website.
4.6. The order of the competitors’ pieces to be performed will be established at the drawing of lots and shall remain unchanged until the end of the Competition.
4.7. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.8. All decisions of the jury of the second and third rounds shall be final and irrevocable.

5. The Procedure of Applying

5.1. The deadline of submitting the application, the score and the documents shall be 25 March 2018.

5.2. The Competition’s official e-mail address shall be: artmosconsv@gmail.com

5.3. In order to participate in the Competition, scanned copies of the following documents must be forwarded at its official e-mail address:
5.3.1. the questionnaire, filled out and personally signed (download *.doc);
5.3.2. the competitor’s official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc)
5.3.3. the front page of a passport or another document, containing the passport holder’s photo and personal signature identifying the competitor;
5.3.4. one artistic photo on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
5.3.5. a certificate of music education, either in Russian or in English;
5.3.6. the competitor’s brief artistic biography (*.doc and *.docx only) containing information about his/her place of study/work, year of study at the time of the Competition (if a student), teachers, earlier participation in any other competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the competitor considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
5.3.7. a receipt confirming the payment of a registration fee;
Attention! The registration fee must be transferred to the Conservatory’s bank accounts not earlier than the results of the elimination round are announced!
5.3.8. the competing score (*.pdf only) marked by the competitor’s identifying password only;
5.3.9. no scores containing any signs, names or other personal information will be allowed to participate in the Competition.

5.4. The Organizing Committee may reject any application that does not meet any of the requirements indicated above.

5.5. An official letter of notification indicating the date of arrival to the Competition will be forwarded to all competitors who will have passed the elimination round by 5 April 2018.

5.6. An anonymous list of the second-round competitors’ identifying passwords will be published on the Conservatory’s official website not later than 5 April 2018.

5.7. Every competitor who is a citizen of Russia must submit the scans of three additional documents: see the Competition webpage in Russian.

5.8. In the event an applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, neither the scans of his/her documents nor the registration fee he/she paid out will be returned.

5.9. The fact of forwarding the application shall mean the applicant’s unconditional consent with all the provisions of these Regulations.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The registration fee for participation in the Competition will be, optionally:
а) 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles;
b) 50 (fifty) US dollars;
c) 45 (forty-five) euros.

6.2. The registration fee for participation in the Competition must be forwarded to any of the following bank accounts:

6.2.1. in Russian roubles:
See the Competition webpage in Russian for details;

6.2.2. in US dollars:
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, Moscow, 125009, Russia
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503840438110200266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Fifth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition of Young Composers

6.2.3. in euros:
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
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Fifth Nikolay Myaskovsky International Competition of Young Composers

6.3. All transportation and other expenses directly or indirectly related to participation in the Competition shall be paid either by the competitors themselves or by their sponsoring organizations.

6.4. All prizes and awards will be paid to the Competition laureates in rubles, with taxes to be deducted under Russia’s legislation.

7. Special Provisions

7.1. The competitors will receive no remuneration for their participation in the Competition.
7.2. These Regulations are published on the Conservatory’s official website both in Russian and in English. In the event any disputes or disagreements arise in the interpretation of any provisions of these Regulations, the version published in Russian shall prevail.

8. Contact Information

The Competition’s Organizing Committee:
Department for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Center for Coordinating Artistic Projects
Mailing address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Bld. 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia
Telephone: +7 (495) 627 7274
E-mail: artmosconsv@gmail.com