Regulations

1. Age categories and repertoire.

Competition is open for musicians from any country of the following categories:

Junior Categories

A1 - from 0 - 5 yo  Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 3 minutes.
A2 - from 6 - 7 yo  Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 5 minutes.
A3 - from 8 -10 yo  Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 7 minutes.

A4  Age 10-11 Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 8 minutes.
A5  Age 12-14 Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.
A6  Age 15-17 Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Senior Categories

B1    Age 18-20    Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.
B2  Age 21 - 25  Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.
B3  Age 26+        Free choice of programme,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Style Categories (no age limit)

Category C1: Baroque
Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the baroque period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Category C2: Classical
Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the classical period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Category C3: Romantic
Perform 1 or more pieces composed in the romantic period,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

Category C4: Modern
Perform 1 or more pieces composed after 1890,  video duration less than 10 minutes.

The age of the participants in the nomination  is determined on Nov 30, 2021.

Special Categories (no age limit)

Category D1: Chamber Music (2 to 10 instruments)
Free choice of programme, video duration less than 10 minutes.

Category D2: Concerto
Performance of 1 movement, or 1 complete concerto, no time limit.

Category D3: Composition
Candidates submit the video recording of their own composition, video duration less than 15 minutes.

Category D4: Conducting
Candidates submit the video of their conducting performance, video duration less than 30 minutes.

Category D5: Participants with ADHD, Autism, Down syndrome, disabled person.
Free choice of programme, video duration less than 10 minutes.


Video requirements
-The video recordings must show the face and hands of the participants.
-All participants must perform compositions by heart (with no notes).
-Video must be made by stable camera (professional or smartphone) without shaking.
-Videos must be made not earlier than September 1, 2021.
-The recording of each piece must be solid, without sound or video editing.
-The entire video can be combined of maximum 3 pieces.
-Video description must show:
Name and age category of the Participant. 2. Name of composer and piece with duration.
-Please follow the time limit for your age.
-Any editing is considered as a violation of the rules.


2. APPLICATION PROCESS 


Submit the application form on out website. Keep in mind that you need following pieces:


• video recordings of the 1st round repertoire (in the form of a file, a download link, or a YouTube link),
• scanned copy of a participant’s passport to confirm the age
• non-refundable application fee 25$


3.JURY AND AWARDS

The jury members will make their decisions according to the following criteria:

Technical level of performance in correspondence with the age
The level of complexity of the performed program
Tempo and musical touch in accordance to the music text
Details and Articulation
Musicality
Artistic temperament
Understanding and disclosure of the content
A sense of form
Stylistic accuracy
Stage culture and appearance of the performer

The decision of the jury is final and not a subject to review and appeal. The jury works according to the rules developed by the Competition Organising Committee. All Participants will receive a "Certificate of Participation".  All  Winners of 1, 2 and 3 prizes receive a  Winner diploma.

The jury may:

• award not all of the prizes
• divide any of the prizes between two or more participants of the Competition
• make adjustments to the Competition Rules.
• award Grand Prix 500 USD

The members of the jury, as well may establish personal prizes in agreement with the Competition Organising Committee.  Teachers and professors whose students became finalists will be awarded certificates (if information about them is available in the participant's application).