6th Alexander Goedicke Organists’ Competition

08 September 2020 - 17 September 2020 |

1. General Provisions

1.1. The name of the competition is The Sixth Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists (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 during 8–17 September 2020.

2. The Jury
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 and awards:

  • the 1st prize of 200,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the 2nd prize of 150,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • the 3rd prize of 100,000 rubles and the title of a laureate;
  • two diplomas of 40,000 rubles each.

3.2. The jury may either abstain from awarding, or divide the amount of, any of these 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 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.
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 of the Competition 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.

5. The Procedure of Applying

5.1. The deadline of submitting the application and the documents shall be 1 August 2020.

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

5.3. In order to participate in the Competition, it is necessary:
(1) to fill out the online questionnaire;
(2) to e-mail scanned copies of the following documents at the official e-mail address of the Competition:
(a) the competitor’s official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc);
(b) the front page of a passport or another document, containing the passport holder’s photo and personal signature identifying the competitor;
(c) one artistic photo on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
(d) a certificate of music education, either in Russian or in English;
(e) 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;
(f) 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) 2500 (two thousand five hundred) 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 Sixth Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists

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 Sixth Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists

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

Round One

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall

(1) J. S. Bach. One of the trio-sonatas (excluding BWV 525, Es-dur!);

(2) One of the following pieces, optionally:

(a) V. Lübeck. Prelude in G;
(b) D. Buxtehude. Prelude in E, Bux 142.

(3) J. Brahms. Fugue in A-flat minor, woo 8.

Round Two

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall

(1) One of the following pieces, optionally:

(a) J. S. Bach. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564;
(b) J. S. Bach. Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540.

(2) One of the following pieces, optionally:

(a) F. Mendelssohn. Sonata in F minor, op. 65 no. 1;
(b) F. Mendelssohn. Sonata in B-flat major, op. 65 no. 4.

(3) S. Lyapunov. Pastoral Prelude, op. 51.

The organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall

(1) А. Goedicke. Fantasia in A-flat minor, op. 97 no. 3.

(2) Ch. М. Widor. Symphonie, op. 42 no. 7: Finale.

Round Three

The organ in the Conservatory’s Small Hall

(1) A program to be performed upon the competitor’s choice, an obligatory total duration is between 20 and 25 minutes, — excluding transcriptions, pieces performed in the previous rounds and the competitor’s own compositions.

(2) An obligatory piece to be published on the Conservatory’s official website at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the Competition. (Download *.pdf)

The organ in the Conservatory’s Great Hall

(1) М. Reger. Benedictus, op. 59 no. 9.

(2) С. Franck. Fantasia in A major, op. 35.