"Chamber Ensemble" and "The Art of Accompaniment" 2021

The 1st International Festival & Competition for Music Students and Teachers in categories “Chamber Ensemble” and “The Art of Accompaniment” 2021

Founders 
Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire

Organizer
Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, 
the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment

Dates and venue
February 4th - 7th, 2021

Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire

(Leningradskaya st. 16, Petrozavodsk, the Republic of Karelia)

The objectives of the Festival & Competition

  • to detect and support the most talented young music performers and professional musicians both in Russia and abroad;
  • to contribute to the development and promotion of chamber ensemble and accompaniment disciplines;
  • to develop academic exchange between pedagogues of chamber ensemble and accompaniment from different countries.

Terms of the Festival & Competition

The Festival is open to participants from 12 to 14 years. 

The Competition is open to participants from 15 years old and above with no age restrictions. 

The Festival & Competition in 2021 is held in video format. 

The Festival & Competition is open in the following sections:

  • The Art of Accompaniment / Festival format / Junior Age Group 
  • The Art of Accompaniment 
  • Chamber Ensemble / Students Only
  • Chamber Ensemble / Students and Accompanists

Age categories

  • Age Category A / Junior Age Group   –  from 12 to 14 years old – Festival participants 
  • Age Category B –  from 15 to 17 years old – Competition participants
  • Age Category C – rom 18 to 20 years old – Competition participants
  • Age Category D – rom 21 to 23 years old – Competition participants
  • Age Category E – rom 24 to 27 years old – Competition participants
  • Age Category F – from 28 years and above – Competition participants

Age category in students’ ensembles is defined by the number of full years of the most junior member of the ensemble as of February 1st, 2021 

International Jury

A panel of qualified jury members who represent higher education institutions in Russia, Austria and Germany, will evaluate audition materials

Nina Aronova, head of the Jury

Honored Artist of the Republic of Karelia, Professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire 

Elena Nemtsova

Professor at Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien), Austria 

Andrej Khovrin 

Professor at Voice and Opera Department Hochschule für Musik Würzburg and at Voice Department of Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany  

Maksim Aksenov 

Soloist with the Music Theatre of the Republic of Karelia, Laureate of National Theatre Prize “Golden Mask” 

Eleonora Bosenko

Honored Artist of the Republic of Karelia, Professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire

Valentina Trusova

Professor and Head of the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, laureate of international competitions    

Olga Kanina

Professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, laureate of international competitions    

Elena Veselova

Associate Professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire, laureate of international competitions    

Awards

Laureate Diploma and Certificate of a participant of the Festival 

The Gran-Prix Diploma of the Competition 

Laureate Diploma of the  1st , 2nd  and 3rd Degree of the Competition 

Certificate of a Participant to all participants of the Festival & Competition 

Certificate of Appreciation to teachers of laureates of the Competition 

Special Prizes are awarded for

  • the best performance of the composition by Vincenzo Bellini dedicated to the 220- anniversary of the birth of the composer
  • the best performance of the composition by Sergei Prokofiev dedicated to the 130-anniversary of the birth of the composer 

Tatiana Bibikova Prize is awarded for high professional level of performance as an accompanist and is named after Tatiana Bibikova, professor at the Department of Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment of Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire from 1968 to 2015. 

Decisions of the jury are final and are not subject to review.  The Jury has the right not to award all the prizes and to award special prizes. 

Program requirements 

In Age Categories A / Junior Age Group  participants perform two compositions of diverse nature and different styles (vocal or instrumental) by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 8 minutes or less.  

In Age category B, section Art of Accompaniment, participants perform a classic aria and a romance by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 10 minutes. 

In Age category B, section Chamber Ensemble, participants perform a sonata-allegro by a composer of the Classical period (Haydn, Mozart, Stamitz or  Beethoven) and  a chamber music composition by a composer of the 19th- 20thcenturies with a total duration of 12 minutes.

In age category C, section Art of Accompaniment, participants perform a classic aria and two romances by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 15 minutes.  

In Age category C, section Chamber Ensemble, participants perform a sonata-allegro by a Classical period composer (Haydn, Mozart, Stamitz or Beethoven) and a chamber music composition by a composer of the 19th- 20th centuries with a total duration of 15 minutes.

In age category D, section Art of Accompaniment, participants perform a classic aria and two romances by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 15 minutes. 

In Age category D, section Chamber Ensemble, participants perform a sonata-allegro by a composer of the Classical period (Haydn, Mozart, Stamitz or Beethoven) and a chamber music composition by a composer of the 19th- 20thcenturies with a total duration of 20 minutes.

In age category E, section Art of Accompaniment, participants perform a classic aria and three romances (or a cycle of romances or songs) by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 20 minutes.  

In Age category E, section Chamber Ensemble, participants perform with a total duration of 20 – 25 minutes:

  • a composition by a Classical period composer   
  • a composition by a Romantic period composer
  • a composition by a composer of the 19th- 20th centuries.

In age category F, section Art of Accompaniment, participants perform a classic aria and three romances (or a cycle of romances or songs) by Russian or European composers with a total duration of 20 - 25 minutes.  

In Age category F, section Chamber Ensemble, participants perform with a total duration of 25 – 30 minutes:

  • a composition by a Classical period composer   
  • a composition by a Romantic period composer
  • a composition by a composer of the 19th- 20th centuries. 

A program is performed from sheet music. 

In some cases, sheet music may be requested by the Organizing Committee. 

How to apply 

To apply for the Festival & Competition participants must submit 

  • Application form with an attachment on processing the personal data (Annexes I and II) 
  • A copy of the birth certificate or passport of each member 
  • A shareable URL link to video recordings uploaded to YouTube, Google or Yandex Disk as a single file with a program performed with no breaks. 

Application deadline

The application package must be sent before January 15, 2021 by e-mail to Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire. 

Application fee

Once the application is registered participants are provided with an individual contract template based on which the application fee may be paid. The application fee is to be paid to the conservatory bank account (the procedure is to be specified for international applicants closer to the event). A copy of the payment order and a copy the signed individual contract are to be sent to the Organizing Committee before February 1, 2021.

Age Category A - 1000 rubles per person; 

Age Category B, C, D - 1500 rubles per person;

Age Category E, F - 2000 rubles per person. 

Should an accompanist decide to participate in the Competition the application fee is charged according to the appropriate age category. 

Should an applicant refuse to participate in the Contest, no documents or the participation fee are returned or refunded except for an acceptable excuse supported by documentary proof. 

Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee is formed and headed by the rector of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire and the head of the Department Chamber Ensemble and Piano Accompaniment.  It is comprised of the appropriate teaching and administrative staff of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire. 

The Organizing Committee is responsible for holding the Festival & Competition according to the Regulations and informing participants about the results of the contest via the official website of the Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire. All changes and additions to the Regulations shall enter into force on the date of their approval by the Organization committee. All disputes that may arise in connection with the holding of the Festival & Competition and its results or arising from these Regulations, shall be resolved through negotiations. 

The Organizing committee possesses the exclusive right to photo-, audio- and video materials of the events of the Contest, as well as to record, distribute and broadcast them in the mass media to cover and popularize the Contest. The transfer (alienation) of the exclusive right to the materials specified in this clause of the Regulation to the Organization committee is a mandatory condition for allowing the Organization Committee to allow third parties to take photographs or videos, to record the events of the Contest, and without remuneration to the authors or other right holders of such materials (free of charge). The subsequent use of these materials is carried out by the Organizing Committee, indicating the authorship.

Contact details

Organizing Committee of the 1st International Festival & Competition for Music Students and Teachers in categories “Chamber Ensemble” and “The Art of Accompaniment”
Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatoire
185031, Leningradskaya str. 16, Petrozavodsk, Russia 
E-mail:  elena.veselova@glazunovcons.ru or lidiya.gelihova@glazunovcons.ru