Many thanks to all for participating in the International Competition in Saint-Petersburg. I await from you, with great interest, individually bright, bold, pioneering, musically rich and complex new creative works of instrumental chamber music, which may enrich the multifaceted, diverse styles of music of the 21st century. A new era recently began, and it seems to me there may appear a new renaissance; of world culture in general and music in particular. In anticipation of new roads to musical art, the discovery of new shores in the ocean of music, I welcome the young generations of composers, which undoubtedly will usher in many new, fresh, expressive and interesting ideas & emotion to the world of musical art.
1. Contestants must be born between the dates of May 28th 1980 and May 28th 2002.
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. Score and all the instrumental parts maybe be written out by hand or printed on computer notation software. If handwritten parts are submitted, they must by neatly written and legible.
5. The length of each composition must be between 5 and 15 minutes.
6. The application with the complete set of materials must be received no later than April 20th 2020 through the online application form.
7. The submitted compositions must a combination of the following or all of the following instruments (1 player for each instrument):
Flutes (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute)
Clarinet or Bass Clarinet
8. Every composition must be written for at least two musicians.
9. The competition consists of 2 (two) rounds: selection and finals. During the selection round, 3 works will be chosen to be performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) in the final round of the competition, which will be held within the framework of the 7th Saint Petersburg International New Music Festival, taking place on July 3rd — 9th, 2020 as an online festival due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The authors of the selected works will be invited to be present at the finals.
10. The organizing committee of the competition is not responsible for paying the travel costs of the competition finalist and those accompanying them.
11. Travel, housing, living costs and visa expenses are the individual responsibility of the finalists.
12. The results of the competition will be officially announced at the final concert. Information about the winners and the results of the final concert will be posted on the website of the Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org”: www.remusik.org.
13. 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 winner will be published by the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org” publishing house.
14. All of the information posted on the official website of the competition is final at the time of publication. The organizing 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 week before the beginning of the competition.
15. All applications will be reviewed by the organizing committee of the competition with strict confidentiality. The committee reserves the right to request additional information from the candidates.
16. The organizing committee will notify the candidates no later than the 25th of May 2020 of their acceptance to the competition after the initial selection round.
1. There is no application fee. All materials must be submitted no later than Monday, 20th April 2020 through the online application form. No entries submitted after deadline will be considered.
2. Along with the application, found at www.remusik.org/competition, contestants are required to send the following materials:
• Biography in Russian or English;
• In PDF format, the score and all the instrumental parts of the composition;
• All participants of the competition submit scores of their works anonymously. The name of the composer or any other identifying person of the author signs and symbols should not be indicated in any fragment of musical materials (title page, symbols, score, parts). The name of an electronic file with a score [PDF] can contain the name of the composer and the name of the work;
• Contestants may provide a recording of the composition in mp3 format.
3. The application is regarded as accepted one only in case the applicant receives a confirmation on the e-mail address specified in the application. The Organizing Committee may reject any application that does not meet any of the requirements indicated above.
1. The competition will consist of two rounds: the selection round and the finals. During the selection round, 3 finalists will be chosen.
2. The finals of the competition will take place in the form of a concert, open to the public.
3. 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.
4. Finalists will be required to sign a contract to allow the organising committee full use of their compositions throughout the period of the competition.
5. The competition prize-winners will be required to sign a contract with the St. Petersburg Contemporary Music Center– reMusik.org for publishing and recording rights to the score.
6. The organising committee of the competition and its representatives will not be financially obligated to contestants for the use of received materials.
7. 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.
8. Results will be announced at the end of each round.
9. The jury’s decision is final and not subject to review.
10. 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 week before the beginning of the competition.
11. 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.
12. 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.
The organizing committee of the competition announced the final results of its choice. The final concert performed by MCME and is available to view.
164 applications from over 20 countries. The finalists’ compositions will be performed by The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.
The nominated works will be performed by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) at the 7th St. Petersburg International New Music Festival.
1st Composition Competition Winners (2012):
Winner: Heather Frasch (USA)
Honorable Mention: Zhiyi Wang (China)
Honorable Mention: Alexey Glazkov (Russia)
2nd Composition Competition Winners (2015):
Winner: Alessandro Perini (Italy)
Honorable Mention: Arash Yazdani (Iran)
Honorable Mention: Natalia Prokopenko (Russia)
Honorable Mention: Dic-lun Fung (Hong Kong)
3rd Composition Competition Winners (2018):
Winner: Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Thailand)
Honorable Mention: Eleni Ralli (Greece)
Honorable Mention: Anselm McDonnell (UK)
Honorable Mention: Vladimir Ladomirov (Russia)