International Competition of Organ Duets ORGANO DUO (2013)

III International competition of organ duets ORGANO DUO named after Vitalij. A. Federmesser

Dates:  10 - 13 May 2013

Location:   Kondopoga Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia

The founders of the competition:

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation

Petrozavodsk State Glazunov Conservatory 

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Karelia

Karelian regional  office  of the Russian Federation  Union of the  Concert Performers

"Kondopoga" JSC Palace of Arts

Goals of the competition:

• Development of the traditions of a rare kind of organ ensemble performing and promoting organ music in its special - duet form

• Finding  of new talents and improvement of professional skills of young performers.

Rules and Conditions of the Competition:

The competition is open, consists of a single round and held in four categories. At the disposal of the contestants - the two organs  of the Palace of Arts in Kondopoga.

The entry fee is not required.

Travel and accommodation is provided by the participants.

The Organizing Committee provides an assistant. The contestants shall have the right to participate with their own assistants, in this case all costs and expenses of travel and stay of their assistants shall be covered by the contestants themselves or by the corresponding organizations.

All competition activities could be broadcast on radio and television, recorded for radio and television shows  and photographed  by the organizing committee and members of the press.

Contestants  do not have the rights and privileges of this material.

Category I

"Organ duets" - the participants are Music Schools and Music Colleges  students.

Category II

"Organ duets" –the participants are Higher Education Music Institutions students and post-graduate students.

Category III

"Organ duets" - the participants graduates of Music Schools, as well as representatives of the category II (age should not exceed 40 years).

Category IV

"Organ Duets" ("Teacher and Student") - attended by representatives of the nominations I and II, as well as graduates of music schools and teaches organ at the primary, secondary and higher education (age should not exceed 40 years).

Competition program:

• solo performance;

• joint performance duet compositions for organ, 4 hands or two organs.

The total running time is up to 35 minutes.

Free choice of repertoire.

Transcription performance is available.

Performance of the notes is acceptable.

The order of the participants is determined by lot.

Competitive performances of the participants are in public.


Winners in each category will be awarded with diplomas of I, II and III degree with the title of "Winner of the III International competition organ duets ORGANO DUO in the name of Vitalij A. Federmesser" and diplomas with the title of "Winner of the III International competition organ duets ORGANO DUO in the name of Vitalij A. Federmesser."

Teachers who prepared the winners and students in the category I and II, are awarded with diplomas "For high pedagogical skills."

Jury of the Competition:

The organizing committee forms a Jury of competent musicians - teachers and performers.

The jury has the right to:

to award diplomas and prizes;

to award diplomas for the best performance of the individual works and other awards;

not to award diplomas and awards in various categories.

The decisions of the jury are final and not a subject to revision.

To enter the competition you need:

To fill an application and present a program (the form is attached);

To enclose a brief creative biography;

Participant’s photo;

A copy of the participant’s student and post graduate identity card or a certificate from the place of work / study, confirming the participant’s status.

Applications for participation in the competition should be sent by post or by e-mail.

Contact information:

185031, Petrozavodsk, ul. Leningradskaja, 16

Petrozavodsk State Conservatory in the name of Alexander Glazunov

III International Competition of organ duets «ORGANO DUO»


Tel.: 8 (8142) 51 20 37, mob. tel. 8 911 425 69 45

To Ms Sintsova Svetlana Volodarovna