Organizers: Frederick Chopin Society in Moscow (Russia) with support of Moscow City Government.
Organizing Committee Chairpersons:
Artistic Director – Mikhail Aleksandrov (Russia), Chairman – Mikhail Voskresensky (Russia).
The required repertoire of the competition consists of music by F. Chopin exclusively. The competition is held in two age categories:
Juniors (born not before 18.09.1999)
Seniors (born between 18.09.1999 и 18.09.1994)
The competition consists of three rounds and finals with symphony orchestra. Application forms, completed in Russian or English with accompanying documents must be sent to the Organizing Committee not later than July 08, 2016.
The list of document as follows:
a) application form itself
b) birth certificate (copy);
c) brief curriculum vitae;
d) recommendation letter given by a music institution or by two well-known musicians;
e) two colour photos;
f) video recording (DVD-Video is preferred) of three works by F. Chopin by participants choice:
Junior category – 1) etude, 2) nocturne,3) one piece from the second round program – ballade, scherzo or other from the program list.
Senior category – 1) etude, 2) two contrasting preludes,3) first movement and scherzo from sonata.
Video-recording must be made just with one camera,the hands of the pianist should be seen for the whole duration of the recording. All pieces must be recorded without interruptions. The recording must be made without installations;
g) for the participants who need a visa to enter Russia: a photocopy of the first page of the passport (photo, name, number, validity) of the competitor and of the accompanying person/s each.
All documents should be sent to:
Organizing Committee of the Tenth International Frederic Chopin Competition for Young Pianists
Bld.14, Suschevskaya str., Moscow, 127030
Bogolubov's library of the Arts
(for Frederick Chopin Competition)
+ 7 (926) 2323 697
|The competitors who did not pass for the 2nd or 3rd rounds could stay in Russia on their own expenses. The Organizing Committee will help (by request) as well to provide invitation for additional accompanying persons and their accommodation in Russia by discounted prices in hotels. The participants arrived for competition but for some reasons not taking part in it will carry all expenses on Russia staying by themselves. The contestants’ order of performance will be determined by drawing of lots. Drawing lots and registration will take place on September 8, 2016 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. All stages of the Competition are open to the public.|
The Jury will consist of internationally distinguished musicians from different countries. The Jury will be guided in its work by rules elaborated by the Organizing Committee. The competition consists of 3 rounds and finals. Not more than 24 contestants will be admitted to the 1st Round in each category. Not more than 12 contestants will be admitted to the 2nd round, not more than 6 – for the 3rd Round, not more than 3 contestants – for the finals.
The Jury has the right to interrupt the performance of contestants, who seem to be incompetent.
The Jury has the authority: 1. Not to grant one or more awards 2. To grant prizes by ex aequo 3. To award special prizes The Jury’s decisions are final and beyond appeal.
1st Prize — $US 5.000, the title of Laureate
2nd Prize —$US 2.500, the title of Laureate
3rd Prize — $US 1.500, the title of Laureate
Three Prizes $US 500 each and Honorary Diplomas will be awarded to the contestants of Round III not admitted to the final round.
1st Prize — $US 10.000, the title of Laureate
2nd Prize —$US 4.000, the title of Laureate
3rd Prize —$US 2.000, the title of Laureate
Three Prizes $US 1.000 each and Honorary Diplomas will be awarded to the contestants of Round III not admitted to the final round.
Within two years all laureates must perform in concert tours on conditions declared by the Organizing Committee. The Organizing Committee is keeping the rights for translation of all competition phases and final concert on radio and TV, recording, audio and video production as well as distribution without any reward to performers.
Junior category (born not before 18.09.1999)
two etudes (except of op.10 #3,6 and op.25 #7)
one of the following: Ballade, Scherzo, Fantasy, Variations Brillante, Two Impromptus (F sharp major including), Variations, Rondo
One of Concertos with Piano II accompaniment
Piano Concerto with Symphony Orchestra
Senior category (born between 18.09.1999 и 18.09.1994)
Two etudes (except of op.10 #3,6 and op.25 #7)
six preludes (by choice)
one of the following: Ballade, Scherzo, Fantasy, Barcarolle, Variations Brillante, Two Impromptus (F sharp major including), Variations, Rondo
mazurkas (comlete opus)
One nocturne or one of etudes (op.10 #3,6 and op25 #7)
sonata (by choice)
Piano Concerto with Symphony Orchestra