The Tenth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments
1. General Provisions
1.1. The name of the competition is The Tenth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (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 from 28 October until 2 November 2018 inclusive.
1.4. The Competition is held once a year on two of the ten majors, namely: the nine of them are wind instrument majors, and the tenth one is percussions. Thus, each of the majors is represented at the Competition cyclically, once per every five years:
- 2018: Percussions & Woodwind Quintet;
- 2019: Bassoon & Tenor Trombone;
- 2020: Oboe & French Horn;
- 2021: Clarinet & Trumpet;
- 2022: Flute & Tuba.
2. The Juries
Members of the juries will be announced later.
3. Prizes and Awards
3.1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition has established the following prizes and awards:
3.1.1. for the nomination Percussions:
- the first prize of 200,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
- the second prize of 100,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
- the third prize of 75,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
3.1.2. for the nomination Woodwind Quintet:
- the first prize of 200,000 rubles to a group and the title of a laureate to each musician;
- the second prize of 100,000 rubles to a group and the title of a laureate to each musician;
- the third prize of 75,000 rubles to a group and the title of a laureate to each musician.
3.2. The jury of the Competition may either abstain from awarding any prize out of the three or divide the amount of any 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 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 32 full years (inclusive) as of the first day of the Competition may participate therein.
4.2. No first-prize laureate in the same nomination of the preceding Competition may participate in the current Competition.
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 percussionist or by the quintet in their respective nominations.
4.7. Upon decision of the respective jury, the performance of any percussionist or any quintet 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. All decisions of the jury shall be final and irrevocable.
5. The Procedure of Applying
5.1. The deadline of submitting the application and the documents shall be 1 September 2018.
5.2. The Competition’s official e-mail address shall be: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.(a) the questionnaire, filled out and personally signed (download *.doc to participate in the nomination Percussions);
5.3.1.(b) the questionnaire, filled out by the applying group and personally signed by each member (download *.doc to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet);
5.3.2.(a) the applying percussionist’s official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc to participate in the nomination Percussions);
5.3.2.(b) the official permission from the applying group to process each musician’s personal data, personally signed by each member of the group (download *.doc to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet);
5.3.3.(a) the front page of a passport or another document, containing the passport holder’s photo and personal signature identifying the applicant,—to participate in the nomination Percussions;
5.3.3.(b) the front pages of passports or other documents, containing the passport holders’ photos and personal signatures identifying each applicant individually,—to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet;
5.3.4.(a) one artistic photo of the applicant on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi,—to participate in the nomination Percussions;
5.3.4.(b) one collective artistic photo of the applying group on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi,—to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet;
5.3.5. a certificate of music education of every applicant, regardless of the nomination, either in Russian or in English;
5.3.6.(a) the applicant’s brief artistic biography (*.doc and *.docx only)—to participate in the nomination Percussions—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;
5.3.6.(b) the applying group’s brief artistic biography (*.doc and *.docx only)—to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet—containing information about its members’ places of study/work, years of study at the time of the Competition (if all the musicians are students), teachers, earlier participation in any other competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applying group considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
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 any applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, the scans of his/her/their documents will not be returned.
5.6. The fact of forwarding an application means an applicant’s or an applying group’s unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations.
6. Special Provisions
6.1. 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.
6.2. 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/them will not be paid.
6.3. 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.
6.4. 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.
7. 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
8. The Program
8.1. The Nomination Percussions
8.1.1. Round One—three pieces
(1) One piece for solo marimba (optional):
- M. Burritt. Caritas: movements 2 & 3;
- M. Burritt. Scirocco;
- E. Séjourné. Prelude No. 1;
- А. Ignatowicz. Toccata.
(2) One piece for solo snare drum (optional):
- M. Markovich. Tornado;
- M. Markovich. Stamina.
(3) J. H. Beck. From Three Episodes for Timpani: Episode No. 3.
8.1.2. Round Two—three pieces
(1) A piece for solo marimba that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Tenth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments. The score of the piece will be published on the Conservatory’s official website.
(2) E. Carter. Eight Pieces for Four Timpani: any piece upon the competitor’s choice.
(3) One of the following pieces (optional):
- M. Cals. From Quatre inventions pour percussion: Invention No. 3
- K. Volans. Asanga;
- Е. Kopetzki. Canned Heat.
8.1.3. Round Three—three pieces
(1) One piece for solo marimba (optional):
- K. Miyake. Chain;
- J. Schwantner. Velocities;
- N. J. Živković. Magma;
- Cs. Z. Marjan. Niflheim.
(2) F. Macarez. Sept morceaux pour quatre et cinq timbales: any piece upon the competitor’s choice.
(3) Ia. Xenakis. Rebonds: movement ‘А’ or ‘B’ (optionally).
8.2. The Nomination Woodwind Quintet
8.2.1. Round One—two pieces
(1) E. Bozza. Scherzo, op. 48.
(2) D. Milhaud. La cheminée du roi René, op. 205.
8.2.2. Round Two—three pieces
(1) A. Brod. Woodwind Quintet, op. 2 no. 1 (E-flat major);
(2) One of the following pieces (optional):
- J. M. Damase. Seventeen Variations for woodwind quintet;
- Gy. Ligeti. Six Bagatelles for woodwind quintet;
- S. Barber. Summer Music for woodwind quintet, op. 31.
(3) A piece for woodwind quintet that wins at the Composers’ Competition for the Tenth International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments. The score of the piece will be published on the Conservatory’s official website.
8.2.3. Round Three—two pieces
(1) W. A. Mozart. Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, KV 608. Arrangement for woodwind quintet;
(2) H. Villa-Lobos. Quinteto em forme de chôros for flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon, W231 (1928).
In case of the difficulties in finding the scores of the pieces participating in the Competition, please contact the Organizing Committee.