The Fourth Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles

2 ноября 2020 г. - 6 декабря 2020 г. | Сompetitions

Annex of the Year 2020 to Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles

A.1. General Provisions

A.1.1. The full official name of the competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Fourth International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles (hereinafter to be referred to as “the 4th Rubinstein Competition”).

A.1.3. The dates of holding the 4th Rubinstein Competition are 2 November — 6 December 2020.

A.1.4. The program of the 4th Rubinstein Competition is as follows:

Round One (eliminating after the watching of all submitted video recordings, the performance duration should be between 15 and 20 minutes inclusive)
One piece by any of the following composers (with no repeat of the exposition):
• J. Haydn
• W. A. Mozart
• L. van Beethoven

Round Two (the performance duration should be 45 minutes maximum)
Two original chamber pieces:
1. One piece by any of the following composers:
• F. Schubert
• R. Schumann
• F. Chopin
• F. Mendelssohn
• J. Brahms
• A. Dvořák
• B. Smetana
• H. Wolf
• E. Chausson
• G. Fauré (prior to the year 1900 inclusive)
2. One chamber piece composed during the 20th century.

Round Three
One piece by any of the following Russian composers:
•  A. Alyabyev
•  M. Glinka
•  A. Borodin
•  P. Tchaikovsky
•  A. Rubinstein
•  A. Arensky
•  N. Rimsky-Korsakov
•  S. Taneyev
•  A. Glazunov
•  S. Rachmaninoff
•  N. Tcherepnine
•  N. Medtner
•  A. Grechaninov

It is permitted to perform separate movements of a piece at Rounds One and Two. However, an entire piece has to be performed at Round Three.

A.2. Prizes of the 4th Rubinstein Competition

A.2.1. The Organizing Committee has established the following five prizes:
A.2.1.1. First Prize: 200,000 (two hundred thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.2. Second Prize: 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.3. Third Prize: 100,000 (one hundred thousand) rubles;
A.2.1.4. two diplomas of 50,000 (fifty thousand) rubles each.

A.3. Jury Teams of the 4th Rubinstein Competition

A.3.1.1. The Jury Team of Round One:
1. Tigran Alikhanov (Russia)
2. Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia)
3. Irina Menkova (Russia)

A.3.1.2. The Jury Team of Rounds Two and Three:
1. Chairman: Tigran Alikhanov (Russia)
Members:
2. Alexander Bonduryansky (Russia)
3. Dmitrijs Ferštmans (Latvia)
4. Michaela Girardi (Austria)
5. Irina Menkova (Russia)
6. Gaukhar Murzabekova (Kazakhstan)
7. Bohumił Nowicki (Poland)
8. Elena Semishina (Russia)

A.5. Submission of the Application, the Documents and the Video Recording

A.5.1. In order to participate in the 4th Rubinstein Competition, every musician of each ensemble must:
A.5.1.1. fill out an online application;
A.5.1.2. fill out, sign, scan and forward his/her consent for the processing of his/her personal data to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address.

See the list of other documents, including the video recording requirements, in the text of the Regulations below.

A.5.4.1. The deadline for submitting the online application, the documents (except for a receipt of the payment of the registration fee) and the video recording in order to participate in the Eliminating Round of the 4th Rubinstein Competition is 1 November 2020.
A.5.4.2. The time period for submitting the receipt of the payment of the registration fee is 16 November 2020 the earliest and 1 December 2020 the latest (see clause A.6.2).

A.6. Financial Terms

A.6.2. An amount of the registration fee for participation in the 4th Rubinstein Competition is, optionally:
(1) 3000 (three thousand) Russian rubles;
(2) 40 (forty) US dollars;
(3) 37 (thirty-seven) euros.

Regulations on Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles

1. General Provisions

1.1. The full official name of the competition is Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Competition”).

1.2. The Competition was established in 2010 by Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Conservatory”).

1.3. The Competition is held every four years in the autumn. The dates of the respective year’s Competition are specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

1.4. The program of the respective year’s Competition is specified separately for each of its rounds and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

2. Prizes

2.1. The Organizing Committee announces five monetary prizes for the laureates and diploma winners of the Competition. The amount of each prize is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

2.2. The amount of each prize is to be paid jointly to an entire group of the winning ensemble.

2.3. Upon the Organizing Committee’s consent, public organizations, foundations, mass media and/or individuals may establish any additional prizes, awards and/or gifts for the competitors. The decision to award any special prizes, awards and/or gifts to the competitors will be made by the Competition Jury.

2.4. All the prizes will be paid to the laureates and diploma winners of the Competition in rubles, with taxes to be deducted under Russia’s legislation.

3. The Jury

3.1. The Organizing Committee appoints two teams of the Competition Jury:

  • 3.1.1. the Jury of Round One, who approve the participants of Round Two according to the submitted video recordings;
  • 3.1.2. the Jury of Rounds Two and Three, who award the prizes upon the results of public performances.

3.2. Both teams of the Jury are specified for the respective year’s Competition and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

3.3. The results of each round are announced publicly as soon as it ends and then published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

3.4. The Jury of Rounds Two and Three may, at their own discretion:

  • 3.4.1. award not all of the prizes;
  • 3.4.2. divide the amount of any prizes between several laureates within the limits of the established prize fund;
  • 3.4.3. share the monetary part of non-awarded prizes between the laureates of any other prizes within the limits of the established prize fund.

3.5. All decisions of both Jury teams are final and irrevocable.

3.6. Upon the decision of the Jury of Rounds Two and Three, any ensemble’s performance in any round may be shortened or stopped.

3.7. No Jury member, including the chairperson, may vote for competitors who officially have been or were his/her students during the three years immediately preceding the respective year’s Competition. Should such a case take place, the respective Jury member must notify the Organizing Committee thereon in writing prior to the beginning of the Competition.

4. Procedure for Holding the Competition

4.1. Any chamber ensemble whose list of instruments meets the requirements of these Regulations (see clause 4.3) and whose musicians’ average age is less than 31 years as of the first day of the Competition, may take part in it, provided that the oldest musician of the ensemble is younger than 33 years.

4.2. The teacher of the applying chamber ensemble may not participate in the Competition as the musician of the same ensemble.

4.3. The following chamber ensembles will be admitted to participate in the Competition:

  • 4.3.1. a piano duo (either two pianos or piano four hands);
  • 4.3.2. a string quartet;
  • 4.3.3. string, wind or brass instruments with/without the piano, provided that the ensemble consists of three musicians minimum.

4.4. No musician of a chamber ensemble who applies for participation in the respective year’s Competition may apply for participation in the same year’s Competition as a musician of another chamber ensemble.

4.5. The chamber ensemble that became a first prize laureate at Competition No. Z may not participate in Competition No. Z+1 if represented with all the same musicians (see clause 1.3).

4.6. The Competition consists of three rounds. Round One is eliminating and is the competition of the submitted video recordings. Rounds Two and Three are held publicly.

4.7. A maximum of twenty ensembles may participate in Round Two. A maximum of six ensembles may participate in Round Three.

4.8. The musicians of all the ensembles admitted to participate in Round Two of the Competition must personally attend both the drawing of lots and the organizational meeting at the Conservatory. The time and place of both the drawing of lots and the organizational meeting are to be published on the Conservatory’s official website: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

4.9. The order of the ensembles’ performances in Rounds Two and Three, omitting the withdrawn ensembles’ counting numbers, is to be determined by the drawing of lots and remains unchanged until the end of the Competition.

4.10. The musicians of each ensemble determine the sequence of performing the pieces on their program in all the rounds themselves.

4.11. At the end of the respective year’s Competition, a concert of its laureates will be held. The time and venue of this final concert is to be set by the Organizing Committee and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

4.12. The ensembles that became the Competition laureates must perform at its final concert with no remuneration. In case of refusal to participate in the Competition’s final concert with no valid reason, the prize awarded to the winning ensemble will not be paid.

5. Submission of the Application, Documents and Video Recording

5.1. In order to participate in the Competition, the musicians of every chamber ensemble must:

  • 5.1.1. fill out an online application (see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number) and then scan and forward to the Organizing Committee’s official e-mail address:
  • 5.1.2. one consent from each applicant for the processing of his/her personal data with his/her personal signature (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Consent”): see the link on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number;
  • 5.1.3. the front page of each applicant’s passport or other identifying document (with each one’s photo and each holder’s signature);
  • 5.1.4. one collective artistic photo of the applying ensemble taken against a neutral background with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
  • 5.1.5. a certificate on each applicant’s musical education or a certificate from his/her educational institution, either in Russian or in English;
  • 5.1.6. a brief artistic biography of the applying ensemble (*.doc or *.docx only), including information about its teachers, participation in any previous competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the musicians of the applying ensemble consider essential for the Organizing Committee;
  • 5.1.7. a receipt on the collective payment of the registration fee for a participation in the Competition (hereinafter to be referred to as “the Fee”: see clause 6.1). The time period during which the payment of the Fee is allowed will be specified by the Organizing Committee and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

5.2. In addition, every applying chamber ensemble must submit a video recording of their performance of the Round One program in the form of a valid link to one of the following three “clouds” (file-sharing services): Google, Mail or Yandex. The obligatory technical requirements are as follows:

  • (1) the link must open the only video file of high density;
  • (2) only the *.avi, *.mov, *.wmv, and *.mp4 file formats are admitted;
  • (3) the video file may not be loaded on any streaming video hosting (e.g. YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo etc.).

5.3. Every applicant who is a citizen of Russia must submit the scans of three additional documents: see the Competition webpage in Russian.

5.4. The deadline for submitting the application, the documents and the video recording is specified and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number.

5.5. The fact of forwarding both the online applications, together with the signed and scanned Consents, to the Organizing Committee (see clauses 5.1.1 and 5.1.2) means the applicant’s unconditional consent with all the terms of these Regulations and their Annex.

5.6. In the event an applying ensemble refuses to participate in the Competition, the Fees paid out by its musicians will not be returned.

5.7. The Organizing Committee may reject any application and/or video recording that do(es) not meet any of the above-mentioned requirements.

6. Financial Terms

6.1. The Fee may be paid, optionally, in any of the following three currencies:

  • (1) in Russian rubles;
  • (2) in US dollars;
  • (3) in euros.

6.2. The amount of the Fee is to be updated and published on the Conservatory’s official website in advance: see the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number. The Organizing Committee assumes that the amount of the Fee is economically equivalent in all the three currencies; however, the team reserves the right to adjust it selectively, considering any current fluctuations of the respective exchange rates officially established by the Bank of Russia.

6.3. The Fee has to be transferred to any of the following bank accounts of the Conservatory in the relevant currencies:

6.3.1. in Russian roubles:
See the Competition webpage in Russian for details;

6.3.2. in US dollars:
Correspondent Bank: The Bank of New York, USA
SWIFT: IRVTUS3N
IBAN: 890-0057-610
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
SWIFT: SABRRUMM
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 125009, Russia
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503840438110200266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition for Chamber Ensembles

6.3.3. in euros:
Correspondent Bank: Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt-am-Main
SWIFT: DEUTDEFF
IBAN: 10094987261000
Beneficiary Bank: Sberbank of Russia, Moscow
SWIFT: SABRRUMM
Beneficiary Customer: Moscow State Conservatoire named after P. I. Tchaikovsky
Address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 125009, Russia
TIN: 7703107663
Account No.: 40503978538111000266
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the Nikolai Rubinstein International Competition for Chamber Ensembles

6.4. All transportation and other expenses directly or indirectly related to participation in the Competition have to be paid either by the competitors themselves or by their sponsoring organizations.

7. Special Provisions

7.1. The Conservatory is the only owner of an exclusive copyright for audio- and/or video-recording, as well as for any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of all the rounds and the final concert of the Competition.

7.2. The competitors receive no remuneration for their performances during the Competition rounds; nor are they paid any copyright for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online broadcasts, of any of their performances by the Conservatory.

7.3. These Regulations are published on the webpage of the International Nikolai Rubinstein Competition for Chamber Ensembles located on the Conservatory’s official website, both in Russian and English. All the clauses that concern the holding of each Competition in the respective year are published on the webpage of the respective year’s Competition with a specific number, both in Russian and English.

7.4. Should any dispute or disagreement arise in the interpretation of any of the terms of these Regulations and/or its Annex, the versions published in Russian shall prevail.

8. Contact Information

8.1. The Competition’s Organizing Committee is the Department for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory’s Center for Coordinating Artistic Projects.
8.2. The Organizing Committee’s mailing address: 13/6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, Bld. 1, Moscow, 125009, Russia.
8.3. The Organizing Committee’s telephone number: +7 (495) 627 7274.
8.4. The Organizing Committee’s e-mail: artmosconsv@gmail.com