General terms and conditions of the V Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition

The 5th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition is going to be held in 21-30 September, 2013.

The 5th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition is organized by theNon-profitorganization “David Oistrakh Charity Foundation”. The Competition is held in collaboration with Moscow State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatorywith the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow Committee of Public relations.

The Competition is dedicated to the memory of the Great Russian violinist David Oistrakh.

The Moscow International David Oistrakh violin Competition is a member of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY).

The Purpose Of Competition is popularization and development of the best traditions of Russian violin performing art, discovering young talented musicians supporting them in their professional potential.

Conditions of participation in the V Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition


The auditions are heldin two age groups:

  • Junior - from 10 to 16 (inclusive)
  • Senior - from 17 to 28 (inclusive)

The age of the participant is determined on the date of the beginning of the ompetition.

The First Prize-winners of the previous Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competitions are not allowed to take part in the same age group.

The order of the performances is determined in accordance with drawing which will be held before the auditions of the competition, on 21th of September in the Concert Hall of Central Music Schooll, in the day of the opening ceremony of the Competition. The right to hold the drawing is allowed to the laureate of the previous, 4th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition. The mode of the drawing is: to extract one letter, according to which would follow the rest of the participants alphabetically. The order is to be observed during all the auditions.


  • The preliminary section

    Selection for participation in the Competition is based on a DVD recording. Candidates must enclose with their application a good-quality, clearly indexed DVD, which must include the following compositions:

    • for the Junior Section:
      • 1. Masterly piece
      • 2. One of Paganini's Caprices or Wieniawski op. 10 or op. 18 (first violin)
    • for the Senior Section:
      • Caprice by Paganini
      • The first and second movements of Bach's Sonata No. 1 (g-moll, BWV 1001), No. 2 (a-moll, BWV 1003), No. 3 (C-dur, BWV 1005) or Ciaccone (d-moll, BWV 1004)

    The recording should be made in the period between 31/05/2012 and 31/05/2013. The works presented on the DVD should NOT NECESSARILY be included in the program for the public rounds of the Competition.

    Winners of international Competitions, members of theEMCYorWFIMC (World Federation Of International Music Competitions), are allowed to participate without preliminary round.. In this case the documents confirming participation in the Competitions that are members of EMCY or WFIMC ( World Federation Of International Music Competitions)must be attached to the application instead of DVD-recordings.

    First Round

    Number of candidates admitted to the first round is:

    • For the Junior age group- not more than 22 participants
    • For the Senior age group- not more than 40 participants

    Second Round

    Number of candidates admitted to the second round is:

    • For the Junior age group- not more than 12 participants
    • For the Senior age group- not more than 20 participants

    (final) Round

    Number of candidates admitted to the third round for Junior and Senior age categories is not more than 6 in each category.

    Auditions of the third round for Junior category are held with the Chamber Orchestra, for Senior category - with the Symphony Orchestra.

    All auditions are held openly.


All programs of the ompetition must be performed by heart. In exception are the sonatas of the II round for Senior age category.

The participants must perform the program indicated in the application form. Any changes in the program are not allowed.

The Jury reserves the rights to shorten the program or to stop the performance whether the results are obvious for the jury.


The following documents should be sent to the Organizing Committee:

  • The application form Word(preferably indocformat)
  • DVD recording
  • The performing program with indication the duration of each piece
  • Prompt resume with information about: the educational institution, the teacher, information concerning the participation in other music competitions
  • Copy of the educational documents
  • Photocopies of passport or birth certificate
  • Photographs (not less than 600 x 800 pixels in the E-form) or 6 x 12 cm. in printed form
  • Copy of the invoice with the payment of the registration fee
  • A document confirming participation in the Competitions that are members of EMCY or WFIMC

All indicated documents for the 5th Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition must be received to Organizing Committee by mail or e-mail not later than the 31st of May, 2013.

Information about the address of the Organizing Committee and details of a bank account for transfers you can see HERE


The registration fee is 100 Euro.

If the candidate refuses to participate in the competition the documents and registration fee will not be returned. In case of failure of the candidate in the competition registration fee will not be returned.

The applicants admitted to the Competition will receive an official invitation from the Organizing Committee not later than 30th of June 2013 after the preliminary audition of the DVD.

David Oistrakh Charity Foundation

Antonova-Ovseenko str. 15/1, 123317, Moscow, Russia

Phone: +7 (495) 937-38-96


Beneficiary’s account (IBAN): 407 039 783 000 7 000 2052



By the results of three rounds for Junior and Senior age categories, the Jury confers the title of the laureate and diploma-holder of the competition and awards prizes.

The Prizes will be presented in ruble equivalent according to the Rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the day of payment.

State and public institutions could be the founders of special prizes and awards in coordination with the Organizing Committee and the Jury of the Competition.

In accordance with the results of the contestants within the limits the Jury reserves the rights to:

  • not to award some prizes;
  • to divide prizes between the contestants.

The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be changed afterwards.

Winners of the Competition will be invited to take a part in concerts organized by the David Oistrakh Charity Foundation.

All participants of the Competition will receive a Certificate of participation.

Those participants who were not admitted to the next round will have the possibility to have a personal consultation with the members of the Jury and discuss with them their performance.

Winners of the Competition should get the prizes and diplomas in person.

The Prize winners are supposed to take part in the final concert. In case of refusal they may be deprived of the prize.


For all the participants and their accompanying personas Organizers will send an official invitation to the Competition for the procedure of getting visa at the Consulate of the Russian Federation.

Participants passed to the basic competition will be provided with free accommodation in the hotel 3* during their participation in the competition.

The organizers of the Competition also are ready to book a room in the hotel for the participants accompanying persons.

The participant may perform with his accompanist.

The organizers will provide the participant with an accompanist if necessary.


With his or her registration the participant declares that no third party holds any copyright and/or other legal rights on video or other audio material which is recorded or created during the Competition.

All the rights of distribution of audio- and video materials, for commercial purpose inclusive, belong to David Oistrakh Charity Foundation.

Furthermore, he or she declares that he/she hands over the rights of broadcasting and distribution of the audio- and video-materials to the Organizing Committee free of charge and for an unlimited period of time.

The Organizing Committee can make audio- and video-recordings of the auditions and the final concert of the competition.

Private and other audio- and video-recordings during the Competition are forbidden.

*Requirements for DVD recording

You should:

Send a link for download DVD-videos with Google Disk, mail Disk etc. (for records sent by e-mail)

Video format: MOV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, MPEGPS, FLV, 3GPP, WebM

Size: at least 720x576 or 720x480 pix

The sound should be in high quality