1. Application procedure
1.1. V Knushevitsky International Cello Competition is held in two age divisions: junior and senior.
Performers, younger than 18 years of age (on the date
of the Competition), will have the right to join Junior Division.
Performers, younger than 30 and older than 18 years
old (on the date of the Competition), will have the right to join Senior Division.
Note: Performers who are younger than 18 years of age
on the date of Competition may be allowed to join Senior Division of the
Competition upon request. In this case they are required to perform the Program
for Senior Division.
1.2. Competition will be held at Saratov Regional
Philharmonics named after Alfred Schnittkein the
period from May 13, 2020 till May 22, 2020.
1.3. The following documents should be mailed, sent by
express post or by E-mail to the address of the Competition Board till April 1, 2020:
a) Application form;
b) Passport (X-copy);
c) X-copy of the Music education certificate (Diploma)
or letter from the Music Academy /school/ college (for pupils and
d) brief curriculum
e) Competition program stating obligatory - name of
the piece, composer, opus number, tonality and number (if it is available). It
should be filled in accordance with the form attached;
f) one photo for documents
(size 4õ6 cm), one face photo (size 10õ15cm) Photos sent by E-mail are preferable.
1.4. The entrance fee should be paid as follows: 1500 Roubles - for the contestant of the Junior Division and
2500 Roubles - for contestants of the Senior
Division. Entrance fee shall be paid by contestants upon their arrival at the
Competition in Saratov during registration procedure and shall be paid in Roubles in accordance to the official exchange rate of the
Central Bank of Russia on the date of payment.
1.5. The address of the Competition Board:
Knushevitsky International Cello Competition,
35, Arbat Str., Suite 642,
Moscow, 119002, Russia,
e-mail: ifbc@mai l.ru;
Fax: +7(499) 248-59-70
Tel: +7 916 321 02 08 Katya Shiryaeva
1.6. The total number of competitors in two age
divisions is limited up to 50 persons.
1.7. Applicants will be notified on admission by
Competition Board not later than April 10, 2020.
1.8. Upon receiving of admittance notification foreign
contestants shall apply for their visas at the Russian Consulate and submit
formal invitation letter and telex number.
1.9. In the event the applicant withdraws from the Competition, the
documents and entrance fee will not be returned.
2. Competition Order
2.1. Competition auditions of Junior Divisions will be held in two
rounds ( Round I - elimination, Round II– Final).
Competition of Senior Division will be held in three
rounds. Round III (Final) will be held with
orchestra. All auditions are open to public. Music
must be played from memory. Every composition can be performedin one round
2.2. The performance order will be determined by
drawing of lots and will remain up to the end of
the Competition. Changes of performance order at competition are possible only
under the Jury decision
2.3. After registration of participants and drawing
lots procedure all changes in the competition program are possible only in
exceptional cases upon Jury’s approval.
2.4. Competitors of Senior Division scored not less than 18 points (on 25
- point system) will be admitted to Round II.
2.5. Not more than 8 competitors will be admitted to
Final Round (Round II ) in Junior Division, not more
than 5 competitors of Senior Division scored highest points will be admitted to
2.6. Program of Round I and Round II can be performed in
full or partially up to Jury’s decision.
Performance order of music pieces in all rounds shouldbe
determined by contestant.
2.7. All competitors who become laureates or diploma
holders of the Competition in accordance to Competition results, are obliged to
perform at the Closing Ceremony upon the decision of the Jury and Competition
Board, on a free of charge basis.
2.8. The competitor has the right to perform with
his/her pianist at competition. In case needed, the Competition Board will
provide pianists for two rehearsals and performances in each round to
contestants on a free of charge basis.
2.9. Competitors are obliged to bring scores of the
music they will perform at the competition.
2.10. Jury has the right to:
a) refrain from awarding
b) shareprizes between
c) award the title of Diploma
Holder to participants of the Finals, who has not become Laureates;
d) award Special awards and
prizes to contestants;
The decisions of the Jury are final and are not
subject to review.
2.11. All Laureates and Diploma Holders and their pianists shall
perform free of charge at the Closing Ceremony and Concert of laureates according to the program confirmed by Jury and Competition Board. If Laureate or
Diploma Holder refuses to perform without any good reason, the award will not
be paid out.
2.12 Competition Laureates will be offered a number of
performances in various cities of Russia and other countries during concert
season of 2020-2021, and also recording of music pieces on CDs.
2.13. The Competition Board reserves the exclusive
rights to broadcast all rounds, and the Closing Ceremony on television. The Competition Board reserves the exclusive
rights to make video-recordings and their further distribution without additional fee
payable to contestants, their partners and pianists. The Competition Board
possesses the exclusive right to arrange and sign contracts with other parties for
realization of the above mentioned materials.
Video –recording or filming carried out by all persons
without an exception is possible only on special permission of the Competition
3. Financial conditions
3.1. Competitors and their pianists shall arrive to the
Competition according to the dates specified by Competition Board in the Letter
of Invitation. The Contestants can arrive at the Competition earlier to prepare
for the Competition. In this case, they will be responsible to pay their
expenses on staying up to the specified date.
3.2. The Competition Board will pay for hotel
accommodation and meals for contestants and their pianists only for the period
of their official participation at the Competition: from the date of arrival in
Saratov, but not earlier than the specified date, and not more than one day
after the end of the Round in which the contestant took part.
3.3. Competitors who arrived at the Competition and
refused to perform, and those who are not admitted to Round II and Round III, as
well as their pianists, can stay at their own expense till the end of the
3.4. The Competition Board will provide assistance in
visa arrangement and hotel reservation for the persons, accompanying
competitors (teachers, relatives).
3.5. The Competition Board will not secure any
insurance for competitors, their pianists and accompanying persons.
3.6. The Competition Board will not provide
competitors with music scores.
3.7. The Competition Board will provide competitors with
practice in class rooms and one rehearsal on stage prior to each round.
3.8. The competitors agree to obey the present Rules
of the Competition by signing the Application form.
4. Awards and Prizes
• I Prize – 150 000 Rur, a
Gold medal and title of Laureate.
• II Prize –130 000 Rur., a Silver medal and
title of Laureate.
• III Prize–100 000 Rur., a Bronze medal and
title of Laureate.
• 3 Diplomas – 70 000 Rur. (each) and title of Diploma Holder
• I Prize – 300 000 Rur., a Gold medal and title
• II Prize–250 000 Rur., a Silver medal and
title of Laureate.
• III Prize – 200 000 Rur., a Bronze medal and
title of Laureate.
• 2 Diplomas – 80 000 Rur. (each) and a title of Diploma Holder.
• Three prizes
and Diploma "For the best accompaniment at the competition "-20000
Note: State and public organizations, companies and
private persons can award special prizes upon agreement with the Competition
Money awards to the Laureates and Diploma Holders of S.Knushevitsky International Cello Competition are paid in roubles (tax deducted) according to the current legislation
of the Russian Federation.