Rules of the Competition



Rules of the Competition
Санкт-Петербургский центр современной
академической музыки
10th January — 24th May 2015
1. Contestants must be born between 24th May 1975 and 24th May 1997.
2. Acceptance to the competition is not based on citizenship, nationality or religion of the contestant.
3. Only one composition may be submitted by every contestant.
4. The length of each composition must be between 6 and 10 minutes.
5. The competition is limited to “chamber music” and the finalists’ compositions may be both
single-movement or multi-movement works, using all or at least five of the following instruments
(lupophone and contraforte should be included in the composition):
flute (piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute)
clarinet (E-flat clarinet, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet)
Important: the composers chosen for the second round are encouraged to get in touch with the
instrumentalists of ensemble proton bern, particularly regarding information about lupophone and
contraforte. Informations about these instruments can be found with this link:
6. Every composition must be written for at least five musicians.
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академической музыки
7. The organising committee of the competition is not responsible for paying the travel costs of the
competition finalist and those accompanying them.
8. Travel, living costs and visa expenses are the individual responsibility of the finalists.
9. The results of the competition will be officially announced at the final concert, which is open to the
10. The Prizes:
The certificates will be awarded, as selected by the Russian and international jury, at the end of the
concert. Scores of the prize-winners’ works will be published by The St. Petersburg Contemporary Music
Center – publishing house and be recorded under the “reMusik” label.
There is no application fee. All materials must be submitted via e-mail no later than Tuesday 10th
February 2015 to the following address: [email protected]
Along with the application form, found at, contestants are required to send
the following materials:
For the first round:
Deadline: 10th February 2015
1. Contestants must send the signed application and a short biography (in English or Russian).
2. In PDF format, a copy of the contestant’s passport or any equivalent document that confirms the age of
the candidate.
3. A one-page biography in Russian or English.
4. Applicants should submit only one work proposal. The required material for the selection is as
• Description/proposal: text of max. 2 A4 pages, which describes the idea of the aimed composition
• Sketches: draft of the intended composition that exemplifies the aim of the composition. This may
also be the completed score.
• The score (in PDF) of one existing composition (excluding solo and orchestral works) if possible
with recording (contestants may provide a recording of the composition in mp3 format).
5. Incomplete applications or applications which do not include all the requested materials mentioned
above will not be accepted.
Санкт-Петербургский центр современной
академической музыки
For the second round:
Deadline: 21st April 2015
1. In PDF format, the score and all the instrumental parts of the composition.
1. The competition will consist of two rounds: the selection round and the finals. The selection round
(based on portfolio: please see “Rules of the Competition”) will be held from 10 th January
to 10th February 2015. The jury will then select a maximum of 4 composers to write a new work for the
final round of the competition. The organising committee will notify the candidates no later than 17 th
February 2015 of the result of their application after the initial selection round. Submission date of the
completed works by the finalists is 21 st April 2015. The composers of the works in the final round will be
invited to be present at the open rehearsals and final concert in St. Petersburg. The prizes and certificates
will be awarded at the end of the concert, according to the judging made by a Russian and international
2. The finals of the competition will take place in the form of a concert, open to the public.
3. The organising committee of the competition will invite all of the finalists to be present at the
rehearsals and the final concert.
4. The competition finals may be broadcast live on the internet and/or recorded for future broadcasts and
will also be given out to various audio and video broadcast sites. The competition will be available for
viewing in-part or in-full on the Internet.
5. Finalists will be required to sign a contract to allow the organising committee full use of their
compositions throughout the period of the competition.
6. The competition prize-winners will be required to sign a contract with The St. Petersburg Center for
Contemporary Music – for publishing and recording rights to the score.
7. The organising committee of the competition and its representatives will not be financially obligated to
contestants for the use of received materials.
8. Contestants may not contact or speak with any member of the jury before or during the competition.
Any violations of this rule may result in the disqualification of the candidate.
9. Results will be announced at the end of each round.
10. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to review.
Санкт-Петербургский центр современной
академической музыки
11. All of the information posted on the official website of the competition is final at the time of
publication. The organising committee of the competition reserves the right to make changes to the rules
if circumstances require. This document was originally drafted in Russian. In case of dispute, the only
text of legal value is the original Russian text. Competition officials reserve the right to modify this text
until one month before the beginning of the competition.
12. Foreign contestants will receive an official invitation to the competition finals from the organizing
committee. Contestants living in countries that have visa services with the Russian Federation must apply
for their visa, independently, at the nearest embassy or consulate of the Russian Federation.
13. All applications will be reviewed by the organising committee of the competition with strict
confidentiality. The committee reserves the right to request additional information from the candidates.
More Links:
Sergei Slonimsky
ensemble proton bern
Saint-Petersburg International New Music Festival
Saint-Petersburg Contemporary Music Center
Tel: +78129519426 Tel/Fax: +78129519413 [email protected]
Address: Galernaya Street 4, Lit A, Pom. 1-N, St. Petersburg, Russia 190000
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