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Mravinsky International Competition for Youth

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Next competition:
07.-14.11.2016
Next deadline: 01.06.2016
Categories for the next competition: Violin, Viola, Cello

City: St. Petersburg (Russia)
Age range: 11-21 (2 age categories)
Structure: Two rounds followed by final, accompanied by orchestra
Cycle: every two years
Categories: Violin, viola, cello, woodwind instruments, brass instruments
Organiser: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, Administration of the Moskow District, St. Petersburg, and the 'E.A. Mravinsky' School of Arts for Children, St. Petersburg
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Website: www.mravinsky.ru

Rules: Detailed rules for the next competition are available on the competition website.

Age groups:

Woodwinds - category A until 16 years

Woodwinds - category B 17 - 21 years

Brass - one category until 21 years

Prizes: Winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are awarded the title of 'Laureate' and a diploma. Winners of the 4th and 5th prizes are awarded the title of 'prize winner' and a diploma.

The teachers of the laureates and prize-winners are awarded with diplomas of appreciation.

The prize money amounts to 10.000 EUR.

Application: Application form

The application form must be sent by the deadline (date as postmark) with:

  • A photograph of the participant (10x15)
  • A copy of the participant’s birth certificate or passport
  • A copy of the payment document confirming transfer of money in the amount of 50% of the participation fee

The competition is preceded by a qualifying selection round based on video-, audio-cassette- or compact-disc recordings sent with the application. To take part in this selection, participants must provide recordings of performances of two compositions of their own choice. These compositions may not be part of the competition programme.

Participation fee: 100 EUR (non-refundable)

The programme stated in the application must strictly conform to the order of the performance at the competition.

Background: The competition was founded in 1996 to acknowledge and pay tribute to the great accomplishments and contribution to Russian musical culture of this outstanding conductor. The competition is organised by the St. Petersburg School of Arts for Children named after E.A. Mravinsky with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, and the Administration of Moskovsky District, St. Petersburg.

Last updated: 15.12.2015

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Junior group – under 17 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 7000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 5000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 1000 PLN

Senior group – from 17 to 25 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 10000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 7000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 3000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

Apart from the prizes stipulated in the regulations, private persons and institutions may award other prizes.

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