The Festival is held in the Russian Composers Country Village in one of the loveliest and most picturesque sites of Moscow suburb near the ancient Russian town Rooza. The Village is situated on the bank of the Moscow River in its upstream. The place still keeps intact of its ecological purity. Participants of the Festival will live in private cottages with a grand piano in each one. The cottages keep memory of the composers who used to work here: Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and many others who make glory of Russian culture.  

Program

  • Competitions of performers in different nominations,
  • Concerts of prominent and promising young musicians,
  • Master classes for students and teachers,    
  • Conference «Musical Training and Development of Creative Ability», 
  • Psychological training «Technology of Performance Success».
  • Pedagogical workshops,
  • Sightseeing and entertainment trips.

Competition Regulations 

      The Competition is run in one round from 18 november to 25 of  november 2017. Each person may take part in several nominations of the Competition.   
     Performance of the competitors will be judged by an International Jury. The decision of the Jury is definitive and cannot be appealed.
Winners of the Competition will be given the rank of International Competition Winner or International Competition Diploma Holder and will be given valuable prizes and presents. 
      Participants of all the nominations may be awarded with Special Diplomas for best performing of music by russian composer if it is included in their competition programs (ad libitum).   
      Each competitor (ensemble) is given with acoustical rehearsal not less long than 5 minutes. Depending on his arrival time a competitor is given with rehearsal time in the day of his performance or in the previous day. 
      A drawing procedure is not used. Sequence of competitors’ performances is fixed according to their age starting with the youngest.   

Participation Conditions

      Each participant (competitor, teacher, accompanist or attendant) is to present a separate  application  by  e-mail  before  November 5 , 2017. The application form is to be sent on the site www.ruzakonkurs.ru. A speaker of the Scientific Conference is to include the head of his report in his application letter. Each participant must present a separate application. The applications are to be e-mailed in the Word format to the address of the Organizational Committee ruzakonkurs@yandex.ru  
      Each competitor and each accompanist are to attach their photos to their applications in the JPEG format (even if the accompanist himself is not going to participate in the Competition). Members of an ensemble are to attach their group photo to their applications.  
 
 
 
     
 

Costs

 
      Entrance fee: Soloists – 5000 rub; Accompanists-Competitors – 5000 rub; Ensembles –  6000 rub per an ensemble. 
      Residence fee,  three meals a day fee – 1950 rub per a day. 
     

Organizational Committee

 
      Applications are to be sent to the address: ruzakonkurs@yandex.ru
      Phone: +7-909-998-37-68, Fax: +7-(495)-917-33-56. 
      Information about the rehearsals and the performance time:   +7-909-998-37-68 .
      
 
      Competition Requirements 
 
      SOLOISTS 
 
      Piano Solo 
 
      The Competition program is free. The program is to be played by heart. Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 7 age groups:
Group 1
Up to 10 years old
from 6 up to 10 min.
Group 2
11-13 years old
from 10 up to 15 min.
Group 3
14-16 years old
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 4
17-20 years old
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 5
21-25 years old
from 20 up to 25 min.
Group 6
26-35 years old
from 20 up to 30 min.
Group 7
More than 35 years old
from 20 up to 30 min.

Instrumental Performance and Art of Accompaniment
 
      Performers on instruments of symphony orchestra may participate in the nomination.  The Competition program is free. The program is to be played by heart.
      Soloists. Competitors of the nomination are divided in the 7 age groups:
Group 1
Up to 10 years old
from 6 up to 10 min.
Group 2
11-13 years old
from 10 up to 15 min.
Group 3
14-16 years old
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 4
17-20 years old
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 5
21-25 years old
from 20 up to 25 min.
Group 6
26-35 years old
from 20 up to 30 min.
Group 7
More than 35 years old
from 20 up to 30 min.


      Art of Accompaniment.A participating in the Competition accompanist is to state in the application form «Competitor». An accompanist may perform with his illustrator or with a competitor-instrumentalist. In both the cases he is to give a separate application. The Competition program is free. The program may be played by heart or from music. Performance from music does not influence the grade.

Ensembles         
  
      Piano ensembles
The Competition program is free. The program may be played by heart or from music. Performance from music does not influence the grade. Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 6 age groups:

Group 1
Average age not more than 12 yearsт
from 6 up to 10 min.
Group 2
Average age not more than 15 years
from 10 up to 15 min.
Group 3
Average age not more than 20 years
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 4
Average age not more than 25 years
from 20 up to 25 min.
Group 5
Average age not more than 35 years
from 20 up to 30 min.
Group 6
Average age more than 35 years
from 20 up to 30 min.

      Chamber ensembles and quartets 
 
      Ensembles of performers on instruments of a symphony orchestra and piano may participate in the nomination.  The performance program is free, but it may include only original works of major form composed originally for the stated in the application form cast of instruments. 
The program may be played by heart or from music. Performance from music does not influence the grade. 
Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 5 age groups:


Group 1
Average age not more than 15  years
from 10 up to 15 min.
Group 2
Average age not more than 19  years
from 15 up to 20 min.
Group 3
Average age not more than 25  years
from 20 up to 25 min.
Group 4
Average age not more than 35  years
from 20 up to 30 min.
Group 5
Average age more than 35 years
from 20 up to 30 min.

     Teacher and Pupil
       Ensemble of a teacher and his pupil playing on any instruments may participate in the nomination. The age of the participators and their repertoire are not limited.  Performance time may be up to 15 minutes.  

VOCAL AND ART OF ACOMPANIMENT 

 
         Début 
 
     Puerile and juvenile academic singers may participate in the nomination. Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 2 age groups:

Group 1
Up to 12 years old
Group 2
13-16 years old
     
Singers 
 
      Students of colleges and institutes, professional and amateur singers may participate in the nomination. Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 3 groups have no age limitations.


Group 1
Students of colleges
Group 2
Students of institutes
Group 3
Professional singers
      
Vocal ensembles 
 
      Vocal ensembles of students of colleges and of institutes, professional and amateur vocal ensembles may participate in the nomination. Competitors of this nomination are divided in the 3 groups have no age limitations.


Group 1
Ensembles of college students
Group 2
Ensembles of institute students
Group 3
Professional vocal ensembles
  
         Art of Accompaniment  
 
      A participating in the Competition accompanist is to state in the application form «Competitor». An accompanist may perform with his illustrator or with a competitor-singer. In both the cases he is to give a separate application. The Competition program must satisfy the Program requirements for vocalists. The groups of this nomination must correspond to the groups 1-3 of the nomination «Singers».
 
Program requirements for vocalists
Competitors of all the vocal nominations perform only by heart.
 
         Vocal solo  
Groups  Debut 1-2 and Singers 1 and 4 compile a program from three pieces:
1. An aria on free choice,
2. A piece on the competitor’s free choice.
3. A piece on the competitor’s free choice.

Groups Singers 2 and 3 compile a program from four pieces:
1. An aria by a Russian composer, 
2. An aria by a foreign composer,
3.A piece on competitor’s free choice.
4. A piece on competitor’s free choice.
      
       Vocal ensembles 
Groups  1 and 4 compile a program from three pieces:
1.  A piece composed after the year 1950,
2-3. A piece on competitor’s free choice.

Groups 2 and 3 compile a program from four pieces:
1. A piece by a Russian composer,
2. A piece by a foreign composer,
3. A piece composed after the year 1950,
4. A piece on competitor’s free choice.
Performance time for all the vocal nominations is up to 15 minutes.



Some little changes are possible in the schedule.
You will find them on the site of the Festival www.ruzakonkurs.ru