Competition for the Best Round Two Piece at the Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

The competition is held every year at the beginning of autumn. There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid. The laureates’ compositions will be the obligatory pieces to be performed at Round Two of the same year’s Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments.
The 13th International Composers’ Competition for the 13th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 13th International Composers’ Competition for the 13th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 31 August 2022.

1 September 2022 - 11 September 2022
The 12th International Composers’ Competition for the 12th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 12th International Composers’ Competition for the 12th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 30 August 2020.

31 August 2020 - 4 September 2020
The 11th International Composers’ Competition for the 11th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 11th International Composers’ Competition for the 11th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 26 August 2019.

28 August 2019 - 3 September 2019
The 10th International Composers’ Competition for the 10th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 10th International Composers’ Competition for the 10th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 27 August 2018.

28 August 2018 - 3 September 2018
The 9th International Composers’ Competition for the 9th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 9th International Composers’ Competition for the 9th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 27 August 2017.

28 August 2017 - 31 August 2017
The 8th International Composers’ Competition for the 6th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 8th International Composers’ Competition for the 6th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2016.

1 November 2016 - 8 November 2016
The 7th International Composers’ Competition for the 7th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 7th International Composers’ Competition for the 7th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2015.

6 November 2015 - 14 November 2015
The 6th International Composers’ Competition for the 6th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 6th International Composers’ Competition for the 6th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2014.

1 November 2014 - 8 November 2014
The 5th International Composers’ Competition for the 5th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 5th International Composers’ Competition for the 5th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2013.

1 November 2013 - 8 November 2013
The 4th International Composers’ Competition for the 4th International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 4th International Composers’ Competition for the 4th International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2012.

1 November 2012 - 8 November 2012
The 3rd International Composers’ Competition for the 3rd International Wind/Percussion Competition

The 3rd International Composers’ Competition for the 3rd International Wind/Percussion Competition

There are no age restrictions or registration fee to be paid.

Deadline for applications, documents and scores: 1 September 2011.

1 November 2011 - 8 November 2011

The International Competition of Composers of the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

1. General Provisions

1.1. The full official name of the competition is The International Competition of Composers of the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition”).

1.2. The Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition was founded in 2009 by Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).

1.3. The Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition is held at the beginning of every autumn. The dates of the respective year’s Competition are to be specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

1.4. The piece composed by a laureate of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number is to be announced an obligatory composition for its performance at Round Two of the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number in the respective nomination (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Piece”): see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

2. Prizes of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition

2.1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Organizing Committee”: see clause 7.1) is to announce two monetary prizes for the laureates, one per each Piece to be considered the best in its nomination. The amounts of each prize are to be specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

2.2. Upon the Organizing Committee’s consent, public organizations, foundations, mass media and/or individuals may establish any additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competing composers. Decisions to award any special prizes and/or gifts will be made by the Jury of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Jury Team”).

2.3. Both prizes will be paid to the laureates in rubles, tax deducted under Russia’s legislation.

3. Jury Team of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition

3.1. Members of the Jury Team are to be appointed by the Organizing Committee, and their list is to be published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

3.2. No member of the Jury Team, including the chairperson, may undertake any direct or indirect actions aiming to disclose the authorship of the applicants’ pieces (see clauses 5.1.2 and 5.4).

3.3. All decisions of the Jury Team are final and irrevocable.

3.4. In the event an applying composer officially has been or was a student of any member of the Jury Team, including the chairperson, during the three years immediately preceding the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition, the respective member of the Jury Team must notify the Organizing Committee thereon in writing prior to the beginning of the Jury’s work.

3.5. The Jury Team may recommend that the Conservatory publish the pieces whose authors did not receive any awards at the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

4. Procedure for Holding the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition

4.1. Any authors, with no limitations whatsoever, may participate in the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

4.2.1. Every author may submit a maximum of one piece for the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number — depending on the nomination announced at the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number:

  • (a) for solo flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, or tuba — every year except the fifth one in a cycle;
  • (b) for one performer on percussion instruments or for woodwind quintet — every fifth year in a cycle.

4.2.2. The duration of the piece must be no shorter than five and no longer than seven minutes.

4.3. No pieces earlier published, publicly performed or awarded with any prizes at any other competitions of composers may participate in the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

4.4. No laureate of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number may withdraw the performance of his/her Piece at Round Two of the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number.

5. Submission of the Application and the Score

5.1. In order to participate in the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition, the applicant must:

  • 5.1.1. fill out his/her online application — see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number;
  • 5.1.2. forward the score of his/her piece marked by the applicant’s password only, with no name on it, as a *.pdf file to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address (see clause 7.1.2).

5.2. The deadline for submitting the online application and the score is to be specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

5.3. The fact of forwarding the online application to the Organizing Committee (see clause 5.1.1) means the applicant’s unconditional consent with all the terms of these Regulations and their Annex.

5.4. No music material containing any applicant’s personal information may be allowed to participate in the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

5.5. The Organizing Committee may reject any application and/or score that do not meet any of the above-mentioned requirements.

6. Special Provisions

6.1. The Conservatory is the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any TV and/or online broadcasts, of any public performances of the Pieces composed by the laureates of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

6.2. The laureates of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition receive no copyright for any usage by the Conservatory of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any TV and/or online broadcasts, of any public performances of their Pieces (see clauses 1.4 and 4.4).

6.3. These Regulations are published on the webpage of the International Competition of Composers of the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of the Conservatory’s International Competition of Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments, located on the Conservatory’s official website, both in Russian and in English. All the clauses that concern the holding of each Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number in the respective year are published on the webpage of the same year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number, both in Russian and in English.

6.4. Should any dispute or disagreement arise in the interpretation of any of the terms of these Regulations and/or their Annex, the versions published in Russian shall prevail.

7. Contact Information

7.1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition is the Department for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Center for Coordinating Artistic Projects.

  • 7.1.1. Official telephone number: +7 (495) 055 5519.
  • 7.1.2. Official e-mail address: artmosconsv@gmail.com
  • 7.1.3. Official mailing address: 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Moscow, 125009, Russia.