The Thirteenth International Competition for Performers on Wind & Percussion Instruments

27 October 2022 - 01 November 2022 |

Annex of the Year 2022 to the Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

A.1. General Provisions

A.1.1. The full official name of the competition is The Thirteenth Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition”).

A.1.3. The dates of holding the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition are from 27 October to 1 November 2022 inclusive.

A.1.4. The 13th Wind/Percussion Competition will be held for the following two nominations:

  • (1) Clarinet;
  • (2) Trumpet.

A.1.5. The Program of the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition is as follows:

A.1.5.1. The Nomination Clarinet

All the pieces must be performed by heart at Rounds One and Three.
It is permitted that the pieces at Round Two be performed from music.

Round One — two pieces:

  • (1) Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848). Etude No. 1 in C major for solo clarinet (without repeats)
  • (2) Konstantin Mostras (1886–1965). Etude on Rimsky-Korsakov’s Theme for violin and piano. Version for clarinet and piano

Round Two — three pieces:

  • (1) The piece for solo clarinet winning at the Composers’ Competition as part of the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition
  • (2) One of the following pieces, optionally:
    • (a) Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937). Introduction and Rondo for clarinet and piano, op. 72
    • (b) Ernest Chausson (1855–1899). Andante and Allegro for clarinet and piano
    • (c) Carl Reinecke (1824–1910). Introduction and Allegro appassionato for clarinet and piano, op. 256
    • (d) Norbert Burgmüller (1810–1836). Concert Duo in E-flat major for clarinet and piano, op. 15
    • (e) Jeanine Rueff (1922–1999). Concertino for clarinet and piano, op. 15
    • (f) Eugène Bozza (1905–1991). Bucolique pour clarinette et piano
  • (3) Carl Nielsen (1865–1931). Concerto for clarinet and orchestra (prior to Number 11)

Round Three — two pieces:

  • (1) Julius Rietz (1812–1877). Concerto in G minor for clarinet and orchestra, op. 29
  • (2) Alexandre Chabod (b. 1976). Fantasia on Themes from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for clarinet and piano (2013). Arrangement for clarinet and chamber orchestra by Kuzma Bodrov

A.1.5.2. The Nomination Trumpet

All the pieces must be performed by heart at Rounds One and Three.
It is permitted that the pieces at Round Two be performed from music.

Round One — two pieces:
(1) Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). Concerto in E-flat major for trumpet and orchestra, Hob. VIIe:1: 1st movement with Cadenza. Arrangement for trumpet and piano. The performer may choose both the type of the instrument and the version of the cadenza.
(2) Vladimir Peskin (1906–1988). Concert Allegro for trumpet and piano

Round Two — three pieces:

  • (1) The piece for solo trumpet winning at the Composers’ Competition as part of the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition
  • (2) Florent Schmitt (1870–1958). Suite for trumpet and piano, op. 133
  • (3) One of the following pieces, optionally:
    • (a) Johann Melchior Molter (1696–1765). Concerto No. 2 in D major for trumpet, string orchestra and basso continuo, MWV 6.33
    • (b) Johannes Matthias Sperger (1750–1812). Concerto No. 2 in D major for corno da caccia and orchestra. Arrangement for trumpet and piano
    • (c) Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767). Concerto in D major for trumpet, two violins and basso continuo, TWV 51:D7

Round Three — two pieces:

  • (1) Joseph Haydn (1732–1809). Concerto in E-flat major for trumpet and orchestra, Hob. VIIe:1. The performer may choose both the type of the instrument and the version of the cadenza.
  • (2) André Jolivet (1905–1974). Concertino for trumpet, piano and strings (1948)

Dear competitors! Should you have any difficulties in finding the music, please don’t hesitate to contact the Organizing Committee!

A.2. Prizes of the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition

The prizes will be announced later.

A.3. The Jury Teams of the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition

Members of the Jury Teams will be announced later.

A.5. Submission of the Application and the Documents

A.5.1. In order to participate in the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition, every applicant must:

See the list of other documents in the text of the Regulations below.

A.5.4. The deadline for submitting the online application and the documents in order to participate in the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition is 20 September 2022.

A.6. Financial Terms

A.6.2. The registration fee for participation in the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition in each currency will be announced later: please watch the Conservatory website.

Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments

1. General Provisions

1.1. The full official name of the competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Wind/Percussion Competition”).

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

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

1.4. Two out of the ten nominations cyclically rotate at the Competition every year as follows:

  • first year — Bassoon & Tenor trombone;
  • second year — Oboe & French horn;
  • third year — Clarinet & Trumpet;
  • fourth year — Flute & Tuba;
  • fifth year — Percussion Instruments & Woodwind Quintet.

Every pair of the nominations for the respective year is to be specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

1.5. The competition program is to be specified separately for each round in both nominations of the respective year and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

2. Prizes of the Wind/Percussion Competition

2.1. The Organizing Committee of the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred t oas “the Organizing Committee”: see clause 8.1) is to announce six monetary prizes for the laureates, three per each 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 Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

2.2. The amount of each prize in the nomination Woodwind Quintet is to be paid jointly to an entire winning ensemble. The amounts of the prizes in the remaining nine nominations (see clause 1.4) are to be paid personally to each winning soloist.

2.3. 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 competitors. The decision to award any special prizes, awards and/or gifts to the competitors will be made by the jury teams of the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Jury Teams”).

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

3. The Jury Teams of the Wind/Percussion Competition

3.1. The Organizing Committee is to appoint two Jury Teams who are to award the prizes separately in both nominations of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition. The lists of members of both Jury Teams are to be specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

3.2. The results of each round are to be announced publicly as soon as it ends (separately for both nominations) and then published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

3.3. Both Jury Teams may, at their own discretion:

3.3.1. award not all of the prizes;
3.3.2. divide the amount of any prizes, except for the first one, within the limits of the established prize fund;
3.3.3. share the monetary part of non-awarded prizes between the laureates of any other prizes within the limits of the established prize fund.

3.4. All decisions of both Jury Teams are final and irrevocable.

3.5. Upon a decision of any Jury Team, any competitor’s performance in any round may be shortened or stopped.

3.6. No member of any Jury Team, including their both chairpersons, may vote for any competitors who officially are or were his/her students during the three years immediately preceding the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition. Should such a case take place, the respective member of the Jury Team must notify the Organizing Committee thereon in writing prior to the beginning of Round One.

4. Procedure for Holding the Wind/Percussion Competition

4.1. Pupils and students of specialized institutions of music education, as well as professional musicians, who are not younger than 16 but younger than 33 years old as of the first day of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition, may take part in it.

4.2. The first prize laureate of Wind/Percussion Competition No. Z may not participate in Wind/Percussion Competition No. Z+5 in the same nomination (see clause 1.4).

4.3. The Wind/Percussion Competition consists of three rounds. All the rounds are held publicly.

4.4. Each competitor must personally attend the organizational meeting at the Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Initial Meeting”). Information about the time and place of the Initial Meeting is to be published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number. The drawing of lots is to be held during the Initial Meeting, in order to establish the unified sequence of the competitors’ performances.

4.5. The sequence of performances in Rounds Two and Three is to be determined upon results of the the drawing of lots and remains unchanged until the end of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition, omitting the withdrawn competitors’ counting numbers.

4.6. Each competitor determines the sequence of performing the pieces on his/her program in all the rounds himself/herself.

4.7. In the event an orchestral piece is announced on the program of Round Three, each finalist is to be granted one rehearsal with the orchestra.

4.8. At the end of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition, a concert of the laureates will be held (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Final Concert”). The time and venue of the Final Concert are to be set by the Organizing Committee and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number.

4.9. The laureates must perform at the Wind/Percussion Competition’s Final Concert with no remuneration. In case of refusal to participate in the Final Concert with no valid reason, the awarded prize will not be paid.

5. Submission of the Application and the Documents

5.1. The list of documents for those who wish to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet is published in clause 5.2 below. In order to participate in any of the other nine nominations, the applicant must: 

5.1.1. fill out an online application, — see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number, — then scan and forward to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address:
5.1.2. the applicant’s consent for the processing of his/her personal data with his/her personal signature (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Consent”): see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number;
5.1.3. the front page of the applicant’s passport or other identifying document (with his/her photo and the holder’s signature);
5.1.4. one artistic photo of the applicant taken against a neutral background with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
5.1.5. the applicant’s certificate in his/her music education or a certificate from his/her educational institution, either in Russian or in English;
5.1.6. the applicant’s brief artistic biography (*.doc or *.docx only), including information about his/her place of study/work, the year of study at the time of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition (if a student), his/her teachers, participation in any previous competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applicant considers essential for the Organizing Committee.

5.2. In order to participate in the nomination Woodwind Quintet, the applicants must:

5.2.1. fill out five online applications, one from each musician of the applying ensemble, — see the link on the webpage of the respective fifth year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number (according to the rotation), — then scan and forward to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address:
5.2.2. the five applicants’ consents for the processing of their personal data with everyone’s personal signature (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Consent”): see the link on the webpage of the respective fifth year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number (according to the rotation);
5.2.3. the front pages of the five applicants’ passports or other identifying documents (with their photos and the holders’ signatures);
5.2.4. one collective artistic photo of the applying ensemble taken against a neutral background with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
5.2.5. the five applicants’ certificates on everyone’s music education or certificates from their respective educational institutions, either in Russian or in English;
5.2.6. a brief artistic portfolio of the applying ensemble (*.doc or *.docx only), including information about its teachers, participation in any previous chamber ensemble competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applying ensemble’s musicians consider essential for the Organizing Committee.

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

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

5.5. The fact of forwarding the online application(s), together with the signed and scanned Consent(s), to the Organizing Committee (see clauses 5.1.1-2 and 5.2.1-2) means the applicants’ unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations and their Annex.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The regitsration fee for participatoin in the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Fee”) is to be paid after the Initial Meeting upon the Organizing Committee’s instruction in any of the following four currencies, optionally:
(1) Russian rubles; (2) Chinese yuans; (3) US dollars; (4) euros.

6.2. The amount of the Fee is to be updated and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number. The Organizing Committee assumes that the amount of the Fee is economically equivalent in all the four currencies; however, the team reserves the right to adjust it selectively, considering any current fluctuations of the respective exchange rates officially established by the Bank of Russia.

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

7. Special Provisions

7.1. The Conservatory is the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of all the rounds and the Final Concert.

7.2. The competitors receive no remuneration for their performances during the rounds; nor are they paid any copyright for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of any of their performances by the Conservatory.

7.3. These Regulations are published on the webpage of the Conservatory’s International Competition for 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 Wind/Percussion Competition in the respective year are published on the webpage of the respective year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with a specific number, both in Russian and in English.

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

8. Contact Information

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

8.2. The Organizing Committee’s mailing address: 13 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Moscow, 125009, Russia.

8.3. The Organizing Committee’s telephone number: +7 (495) 055 5519.

8.4. The Organizing Committee’s e-mail: artmosconsv@gmail.com