The Fifth Alexander Goedicke International Organ Competition
14 September 2018 - 23 September 2018

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Fifth Alexander Goedicke International Organ Competition (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 14–23 September 2018.

2. The Jury

Chairwoman:
Natalia Gureyeva (Russia)

Members of the Jury:
Rubin Abdullin (Russia)
Leonid Karev (France)
Valery Kiktá (Russia)
Gianluca Libertucci (Italy, Vatican City)
Raul Prieto Ramírez (Spain)
Marina Väizä (Russia)
Konstantin Volostnov (Russia)

Executive Secretary of the Jury:
Olesya Kravchenko (Russia)

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. No first-prize laureate of the previous Competition may participate in the current Competition, regardless of the nomination.
4.3. The Competition consists of three rounds. All the rounds will be held publicly.
4.4. 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.
4.5. 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.
4.6. The order of pieces to be performed in each round should be determined by the competitor.
4.7. Upon decision of the jury, any competitor’s performance may be either shortened or stopped.
4.8. The results of every round will be announced publicly upon its completion and then published on the Conservatory’s official website.
4.9. No jury member may vote for a competitor who either was or have been his/her official pupil during the three years immediately preceding the period of holding the Competition. The jury member must notify the Organizing Committee about any of such cases in writing prior to the beginning of the first round.
4.10. All decisions of the jury shall be final and irrevocable.
4.11. The Competition’s partner is Sursa American Organ Competition held by Ball State University in Muncie (Indiana, the USA). The first- and second-prize laureates of Sursa American Organ Competition may participate in the Fifth Goedicke Competition starting with its second round; in addition, the cost of their round-trip flight to Moscow may be reimbursed by Sursa American Organ Competition.

5. The Procedure of Applying

5.1. The deadline of submitting the application and the documents shall be 10 July 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 applicant considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
5.3.7. a receipt confirming the payment of a registration fee.

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

5.5. 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.

5.6. The fact of forwarding an application means an applicant’s unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The registration fee for participation in the Competition will be, optionally:
а) 2000 (two thousand) Russian rubles;
b) 40 (forty) US dollars;
c) 35 (thirty-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 Alexander Goedicke International Organ Competition

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 Alexander Goedicke International Organ Competition

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 Conservatory shall be the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any radio, TV and/or online translation of all the rounds and the concert of the laureates of the Competition.
7.2. Laureates of the Competition must perform at its final concert without any remuneration. In the event a laureate fails to participate in the final concert of the Competition without valid excuse, the prize awarded to him/her will not be paid.
7.3. The competitors shall receive no remuneration for their performances during the Competition rounds; nor shall they be paid for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online translation of any of their performances by the Conservatory.
7.4. 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 clauses 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

9. The Competition Program

9.1. Round One

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(a) J. S. Bach. Any of the five trio sonatas, BWV 526–530 (optional),
excluding E-flat major, BWV 525;
(b) one of the following pieces (optional);

  • D. Buxtehude. Toccata in F, BuxWV 156;
  • D. Buxtehude. Toccata in D, BuxWV 155;
  • N. Bruhns. Prelude in G;

(c) F. Mendelssohn. Any of the following pieces (optional):

  • Prelude and Fugue C minor, op. 37 no. 1;
  • Prelude and Fugue D minor, op. 37 no. 2.


9.2. Round Two

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(a) J. S. Bach. Any of the following pieces (optional):

  • Prelude and Fugue B minor, BWV 544;
  • Prelude and Fugue E minor, BWV 548;
  • Fantasia and Fugue G minor, BWV 542;

(b) R. Schumann. Fugue No. 6 from The Six Fugues, op. 60;
(c) B. Britten. Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria (1946).

The organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall
(d) A. F. Goedicke. Any of the following pieces (optional):

(e) C. Franck. Cantabile.

9.3. Round Three

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall
(a) pieces to be performed upon the competitor’s choice, a maximum of 25 minutes,—excluding transcriptions, pieces performed in the previous rounds and the competitor’s own compositions;
(b) an obligatory piece to be published on the Conservatory’s official website two weeks prior to the beginning of the Competition.

The organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall
(c) L. Vierne. Any of the following pieces (optional):

  • Symphonie no. 2 E minor, op. 20: either 1st movement or finale;
  • Symphonie no. 3 F-sharp minor, op. 28: either 1st movement or finale;

(d) О. Messiaen. From L’Ascension:
II. Alléluias sereins d`une âme qui désire le ciel;
III. Transports de joie d`un âme devant la gloire du Christ qui est la sienne.