Regulations of the IV Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competiton

The IV Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition is organized by the non-commercial organization “David Oistrakh Charity Foundation” and the Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

The competition is held with the support of the Moscow Government’s Department of culture and the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture.

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

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

The main zeal of the competition – popularization and development the best traditions of Russian violin performing art, discovering young talented musicians supporting them in their professional potential.

The IV Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition will take place in Moscow from the 30th of September until the 10th of October 2010.

The auditions are to be held in three age groups:

  • Category «A» - from 10 to 13 (inclusive)
  • Category B - from 14 to 17 (inclusive)
  • Category C - from 18 to 28 (inclusive)

The age of the participant in determined in accordance with the start of the competition.

The First Prize-winners of the previous Moscow competitions are not allowed to take part in the same age group.

It is not necessary for the recorded pieces to be part of the performed in life at the competition rounds.

Not more than 30 contestants will be admitted to the 1st round in each category.

All competition rounds are open to the public and will consist of 2 rounds for category A and B and 3 rounds for category C (excluding the preliminary selection round).

The order of appearance of the contestants will be decided by drawing of lots and will be kept to the end of the competition.

Not more than 15 contestants of the category A will be admitted to the 2nd round.

Not more than 12 contestants of the categories B and C will be admitted to the 2nd round.

Not more than 6 contestants of the category C will be admitted to the 3rd round.

The audition of the 3rd round for the category C will be held with the symphony orchestra.

All programmes of the competition are to be performed by heart. In exception are the sonatas of the category C at the 2nd round.

The contestant must perform the programme indicated in the application form. All changes in the announced programme of the applicants must be made in writing and will be possible as an exception in case of the jury consent.

The jury reserves the rights to shorten the programme or to stop the performing in case if the results of the performing are obvious for the jury.

The contestants are allowed to perform with their own accompanists. In case of necessity the organizers will provide the accompanist.

The following documents are to be delivered to the Organizing Committee:

  • The application form( The application form)
  • Video (DVD) recording. The recording must be made in the period between 01.01.2009 and 31.05.2010.
  • The performing programme with indication the duration of each piece
  • Prompt resume with indication of the educational establishment, the teacher, information concerning the participation in other music competitions
  • Copy of the educational document
  • 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 entrance fee

The entrance fee 100 EURO.

Bank account for EURO transfers

Beneficiarys account (IBAN):407 039 783 000 7 000 2052

In event of withdrawal from the competition the documents and the entrance fee will not be returned.

Attention! All indicated documents IV Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Compitition must be received to Organizing Committee by mail not latter than the 31st of May, 2010.

Address of the Organizing Committee:123317 Moscow, Antonov-Ovseenko Street, 15, build.1 "D.Oistrakh Charity Fund"
Phone:+7 (495) 605-16-54

You may upload your documents here.

All information concerning the participation in the competition can be received from the executive secretary of the competition Olga Spiridonova.

The applicants admitted to the competition will receive an official invitation from the Organizing Committee not latter than 15th of July 2010 after the preliminary audition of the VIDEO (VHS or DVD)

Participants who pass the selection of DVD and admitted to participate in the competition, will be provided of free accommodation at the hotel 3* for the duration of their participation in the competition.

The preliminary audition will be held by the experts appointed by the Organizing Committee.

The Organizing Committee of the IV Moscow International David Oistrakh Violin Competition announces the following Prizes and Diplomas:

    The Prize winners have to receive their awards personally.

    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.

    The Organizing Committee has the right to set up special Prizes and Awards:

      State and public institutions, creative unions, mass-media, firms and private persons may be the founders of special prizes and awards. in coordination with the Organizing Committee and the Jury of the competition.

      All participants of the competition will receive a Certificate of participation

      All participants that 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.

      The Prize winner will have to take part in the final concert. In case of his refusal he may be deprived of the prize.

      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 is not subject to question, reveal or appeal.

      David Oistrakh Charity Foundation reserves exclusive rights to record and broadcast all competitions rounds as well as concluding gala, on radio, television video, DVD on commercial basis. No fees will be paid to participants.

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