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

01 September 2022 - 11 September 2022 |

Annex of the Year 2022 to the Regulations on the International Composers’ Competition for the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of 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 International Composers’ Competition for the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Competition for Performers on Wind and Percussion Instruments (hereinafter to be referred to as “the 13th Composers’ Competition for the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition”).

A.1.2. The dates of holding the 13th Composers’ Competition for the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition is from 1 until 11 September 2022 inclusive.

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

The prizes will be announced later.

A.3. The Jury of the 13th Composers’ Competition for the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition

The Jury members will be announced later.

A.5. Submission of the Application and the Score

A.5.1. In order to participate in the 13th Composers’ Competition for the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition, every applicant must:
A.5.1.1. fill out an online application;
A.5.1.2. forward to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address the score of a piece submitted for the Competition signed by the applicant’s password only, with no name, as a *.pdf file.

A.5.2. The deadline for submission of both the application and the score in order to participate in the 13th Composers’ Competition for the 13th Wind/Percussion Competition is 31 August 2022.

See the other provisions in the text of the Regulations on the Composers’ Competition for the Wind/Percussion Competition.

Regulations on the International Composers’ Competition for the Best Obligatory Piece to Be Performed at Round Two of 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 The International Composers’ Competition for 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 annually 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. Pieces composed by the laureates of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition are to be announced obligatory compositions for their performance 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 Wind/Percussion Competition”) with the same number, which is to be held later in the same year in the respective nominations: 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 of the respective year’s Competition, one prize for each piece to be considered the best composition in its nomination at the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number. 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 to the competing composers are made by the jury of the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Jury”).

2.3. All the prizes will be paid to the winning composers in rubles, tax deducted under Russia’s legislation.

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

3.1. Members of the Jury are to be appointed by the Organizing Committee and then 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.

3.2. None of the Jury members, including the chairperson, may undertake any direct or indirect actions aiming to disclose an authorship of the applicants’ pieces (see clauses 5.1.2 and 5.5).

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

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

3.5. The Jury 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. Every author may submit for the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition a maximum of one piece: for solo flute, for solo oboe, for solo clarinet, for solo bassoon, for solo French horn, for solo trumpet, for solo tenor trombone, for solo tuba, for percussion instruments, or for woodwind quintet — depending on the nominations announced at the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition.

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

4.4. The duration of any piece to be submitted for the Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition must be no shorter than five and no longer than seven minutes.

4.5. The laureate of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition may not refuse that his/her composition be performed as an obligatory piece at Round Two of the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition with the same number, which is to be held later in the same year.

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 applying composer 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 to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address the score of a competing piece to be marked by the applicant’s password only, with no name on it, as a *.pdf file.

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

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

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 radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of any public performances of the pieces composed by the laureates of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition during Round Two of the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition.

6.2. Laureates of the respective year’s Competition of Composers for the Wind/Percussion Competition receive no copyright for the usage by the Conservatory of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of any public performances of their pieces during Round Two of the same year’s Wind/Percussion Competition (see clause 1.4).

6.3. These Regulations are published on the webpage of the International Composers’ Competition for 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, 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 in the respective year with a specific number are published on the webpage of the respective 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.

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

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

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