The Fourth Alexander Goedicke International Competition for Organists

15 сентября 2016 г. - 24 сентября 2016 г. | Сompetitions

The competition founder:

Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory


September, 13th

Conference Hall (Rachmaninov Hall) | 11.00 | Draw of lots

September, 15th

10.00–14.00 & 15.15–18.00 | I Round

September, 16th

10.00–11.45 | I Round

September, 18th

10.30–14.20 & 18.30–20.10 | II Round

September, 19th

10.00–13.00 | II Round

September, 22nd

14.00–17.30 | III Round (solo)

September, 24th

10.00–12.30 | III Round (with orchestra)

15.00 | Awarding ceremony & Concert of  Laureates

The auditions for each round will be held in the Small Hall of Conservatory. Entrance is free. Entrance to the Awarding ceremony & Concert of Laureates are by tickets only.

The list of participants of the 3nd round of the competition

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The list of participants of the 2nd round of the competition

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The list of participants of the 1st round of the competition

1. Bestuzheva Olga
2. Gorbunova Karina
3. Gross Eleonora
4. Iglitskaya Sofya
5. Katalikov Mikhail
6. Lobareva Veronika
7. Orlova Anna
8. Panikova Elena
9. Romanov Andrey
10. Skomorokhov Vladimir
11. Chundak Olga (Ukraine)
12 Shashkova-Peterson Irina
13. Julia Schmid (Germany)

The participants admitted to the second round of the competition (the winners of the partner: the National organ competition at Ball state university (Muncie, IN, USA))

1. Glikes Brian (USA)
2. Simental Nicole (USA)


  • Chairman of the Jury
    Natalia Gureeva (Russia)

  • Co-chairman of the Jury
    Ludger Lohmann (Germany)

Jury members:

  • Rubin Abdullin (Russia)
  • Gabriel Margheri (France)
  • Zariana Skulskaya (Russia)
  • Gunther Rost (Austria)
  • Vladislav Agafonnikov (Russia)
  • Yuriy Semionov (Russia)

Executive secretary of the Jury — Konstantin Volostnov (Russia)


  • the competition is open to contestants born after January 1, 1981.
  • the deadline for submission of the applications is July 15, 2016
  • the application should include:
    • a carefully filled out application form (in .doc file format)
    • scanned documents certifying the participant’s identity and age:
      • Russian nationals – please consult the Russian version of the regulations
      • foreign nationals:

1) a scan of the passport (the pages with photograph, birth date and personal signature required)

2) a scan of the ID-card

      • stateless persons:

a scan of the certificate of identity,  or alien’s passport, or any other applicable ID documents (the pages with photograph, birth date and personal signature required)

    • a scanned document confirming contestant's music education level (diploma of completed studies)
    • a scanned certificate from the employer (for employed) or from the educational institution (for students) confirming the current employment/studies
    • a curriculum vitae:
      • in .doc or .docx file format
      • limited by one page A4
      • including information about date and place of birth, educational institution (current and/or graduated), years of studies, teachers, previous competitions (year, place and award), any other important information
    • a scanned recommendation from the educational institution (high school, college etc.) or from two renowned musicians
    • one digital photo (for promotional issues):
      • neutral background
      • portrait type
      • resolution exceeding 300 dpi
      • file size exceeding 2Mb
      • JPG, PNG and TIFF file formats accepted
      • failure to comply with these conditions may involve an automatic rejection of the application by the Organizing Committee
    • a scanned receipt of payment of the entrance fee
    • a scan of the signed permission granted to the Organizing committee for personal data processing
  • all the documents and photos should be sent by e-mail to
  • all the contestants allowed to the I Round of the Competition will be officially informed about the admission to the Competition and the required date of arrival by August 1, 2016
  • no changes allowed to the program indicated in the application form
  • entrance fee, non-refundable under any circumstances, is
    • 2000 (two thousand) Russian rubles
      • payable by Russian nationals and residents from Russian territory
    • 40 (forty) US dollars or 35 (thirty five) Euros
      • payable by Russian nationals and residents from abroad
      • payable by foreign nationals

The entrance fee should be paid to the Moscow State Conservatory bank account.

Partnered competition: National organ competition of the Ball State University (Muncie, IN, USA)

Deadline: March 1, 2016.

First & Second prize-winners of the Competition will be allowed directly to the Second round of the IV International Goedicke Organ Competition, and the American competition will also cover the travel expenses to Moscow and back.


I Round

On the organ of the Small Hall of the Conservatory

a) J.S. Bach

One trio sonata for organ from the followings: BWV 526-530 (excepting Es-dur!)

b) One of the following pieces by composers of north German school:

G. Böhm. Prelude in D Minor

D. Buxtehude. Prelude in E Major BuxWV 141

V. Lübeck. Prelude in G Minor (double pedal)

c) A. Goedicke. Fantasia f-moll op. 97 (Download PDF)

II Round

On the organ of the Small Hall of the Conservatory:

a) J.S. Bach. One of the following Preludes and Fugues:

in F Minor BWV 534;

in G Major BWV 550;

in A Minor BWV 543

b) One of the following contemporary pieces:

Yu. Butsko. Perpetuum mobile (Download PDF)

D. Dianov. Toccata (Download PDF)

c) M. Reger. Scherzo Op.65


On the organ of the Great Hall of the Conservatory:

d) One of the following French baroque pieces:

F. Couperin. Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux (Messe à l’usage des Paroisses)

L. Marchand. Dialogue (Livre 3)

e) C. Franck. One of the following chorals:

in E Major;

in B Minor

III Round

On the organ of the Small Hall of the Conservatory:

a) 20 minutes of freely chosen program (excepting transcriptions, own compositions and pieces performed in the previous rounds)

b) obligatory piece, to be published on the Moscow Conservatory web site two weeks prior the Competition

Gordeychev A. As-moll. Fantasia - Tristia (

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On the organ of the Great Hall of the Conservatory:

с) M. Dupré. One of the following Preludes and Fugues from Op.7:

in G Minor;

in B Major

d) F. Poulenc. Concerto for organ, strings and timpani (to be performed with orchestra)


I Round
Small Hall: 75 minutes + 10 minutes on the day of performance

II Round
Small Hall: 80 minutes + 10 minutes on the day of performance
Great Hall: 90 minutes

III Round
For the solo performance in the Small Hall: 70 minutes
Individual rehearsal in the Great Hall: 90 minutes
Orchestra rehearsal in the Great Hall: 35 minutes

The procedure

  • The participants should arrive to Moscow according to the dates indicated in the official notification issued by the Organizing committee.
  • The auditions consist of three rounds and are held publicly in the Small and the Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory. No compositions can be performed more than in one round.
  • The participant’s performances order to be defined by drawing of lots and to remain unchanged through all the competition.
  • The contestants must attend at the drawing of lots and the information briefing on September 13, 2016.
  • The order of the pieces within the program is at the contestant choice.
  • The Organizing Committee of the Competition provides all the contestants with practice rooms and rehearsals on the stage where the auditions will take place.
  • The Jury of the Competition has right to decide by the consent of all Jury members on reduction of the contestant program or on interruption of the contestant performance.
  • 50% of the participants of the First Round but not more than 10 contestants will be allowed to the Second Round. Not more than 5 (five) participants will be allowed to the III (Final) Round.
  • The results will be announced immediately after each round.
  • The contestants are free to involve their own assistant (the Organizing Committee must be informed about by indicating this in the Application Form) or to perform with an assistant granted by the Organizing Committee (available for rehearsals and performances as well).


  • The Organizing Committee of the Competition announces the following prizes:
    • First prize – 320 000 rubles, the title of the Laureate of the Competition
      • the first prize winner will also be granted solo recitals on the following stages:
        • Moscow conservatoire
        • Omsk philharmonic society
        • Perm philharmonic society
        • Chapel Taurian (St. Petersburg)
        • Academic M. Glinka Chapel (St. Petersburg)
    • Second prize – 210 000 rubles and the title of the Laureate of the Competition
    • Third prize – 130 000 rubles and the title of the Laureate of the Competition
    • Two diplomas of 57 500 rubles each
  • The participants of the Second Round receive honorific mentions. The participants of the Final Round that are not prize-winners will be awarded finalist diplomas.
  • All monetary prizes to be paid in Russian rubles and subject of taxation accordingly to the tax laws of the Russian Federation.
  • Additional prizes may be awarded with the approval of the Organizing Committee to the participants of the second and third rounds by governmental, non-governmental or commercial organizations, foundations, artistic unions, mass media and private individuals.
  • The Jury has the right:
    • to award not all the prizes;
    • to award prizes ex aequo except the first prize;
    • to change the money amount of the prizes within the total prize fund
  • The decisions of the Jury are final and cannot be contested.

Financial conditions

  • The transportation, accommodation and alimentation expenses for the participants, their assistants and accompanying persons are covered by the contestants themselves or the represented organization.
  • There is also possibility for not Moscow residents to get the accommodation in guest-rooms. The number of places is limited. It’s necessary to inform competition secretary much in advance in case participant requires the place in guest-rooms. 
  • Issuing invitations and visa support are provided by the Organizing Committee.
  • Once received the official notifications from the Organizing Committee the participants from abroad should contact the nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate to submit the visa processing. All visa expenses are paid by the contestants accordingly to the Russian Consulates requirements.

Special terms

  • The participants of the Competition do not receive any fee for their performance at the Competition or for the distribution of the recordings and broadcasts of these performances.
  • The Moscow Conservatory has the exclusive rights on the audio and video records and broadcasts of the Competition auditions and the final concert of the laureates.
  • The Laureates of the Competition have to perform free of charge at the final concert of the Competition. Failure to do so will lead to forfeiture of the Prize.
  • The participants of the Competition will be provided with practice rooms in the Moscow Conservatory in conformity with established order.
  • The Organizing Committee of the Competition will support the participants in searching for the scores of the compositions included in the Competition program.
  • The submission of the application to the Competition means an unconditional consent to all the terms and conditions mentioned above.
  • In case of any arguments concerning the interpretation of the present terms and regulations, the priority to be given the Russian version.

Contact information

The Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Goedicke Organ Competition
Office for Festivals, Competitions and Special Events,
Administration for Special Creative Programs,
Moscow State Conservatory P.Tchaikovsky
125009, Russia, Moscow, 13/6, Bolshaya Nikitskaya str.
Phone: +74956277274

English translation by Vitaly Gavrouc.