International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker'
|Age range:||Up to 14 (Wind instruments up to 15)
|Structure:||3 rounds (Final with orchestra)|
|Categories:||strings, piano, winds, percussions
|Organiser:||Russia-Kultura TV Channel (All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK)|
- Strings, Piano and Percussions – up to 14 – born after 30.11.2002
- Winds – up to 15 – born after 30.11.2001
I Prize – Laureate Diploma, Golden Nutcracker (in each category) 120 000 (rub.)
II Prize – Laureate Diploma, Silver Nutcracker (in each category) 90 000 (rub.)
III Prize – Laureate Diploma, Bronze Nutcracker (in each category) 60 000 (rub.)
The Nutcracker figurines that are awarded to the Laureates are designed by world famous artist Mikhail Chemiakin.
Audience Choice Award (by the results of SMS-vote) – an exclusive jewel.
Prizes from Partners: TBA
The ‘Nutcracker’ Contest is one of the most cherished projects of the RUSSIA-KULTURA Television Channel. Each year the contest discovers new and exciting talents from all over the world and provides young performers with opportunity to showcase their skills on a professional level, as well as exchange experiential knowledge and receive the judgment of eminent professionals.
The ‘Nutcracker’ has earned the reputation as one of the most prestigious music contests for children in Russia. It enjoys close attention of a wide and diverse audience, from professionals to classical music enthusiasts.
The contestants perform in front of many millions of viewers, as the auditions are both televised and streamed live on the channel’s website. This means that the participation in ‘Nutcracker’ is an inspiring opportunity for young performers to step into spotlight. Besides, finalists are honoured to perform at one of the most prestigious Moscow venues – the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall – with one of the best symphony orchestra accompaniment.
The Contest is open to young musicians from throughout the world.
Last updated: 16.01.2017