International violin competition on the occasion
of the 90th anniversary
of Eduard Grach

Moscow, 2020 December 13−19
Eduard GRACH
People's artist of the USSR
professor of the Moscow state conservatory
Dear friends!

I invite you to participate in the violin competition on the occasion of my 90th anniversary! Any competition I perceive, first of all, as a festival. On the one hand, it gives a possibility to show yourself from the best side and realize your professional growth. On the other hand, it is an impetus for further development and a chance to expand professional contacts.
I am sure that this competition will be honest, kind and significant. I sincerely hope that in the Third round we will hear wonderful young violinists who perform favourite works in a free program.

With the best wishes,
Sincerely Yours
Eduard Grach
News
Current information on the preparation and progress of the Competition

Provision on the competition

General provisions
1.1. The official name of the competition is: International violin competition on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Eduard Grach (hereinafter to be referred as "the Competition").

1.2. The Competition will will be held in Mosow from 13 until 19 December 2020 inclusive.
The Rounds of the Competition will be held from 14 until 18 December 2020 and take place at the halls of the Central music school at the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory; the Anniversary gala concert — on the 19 December at the Grand hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory.

1.3. Both pupils and students of institutions specialized in music education, as well as professional musicians, aged between 15 and 25 full years (inclusive) as of the last day of the Competition may participate therein.
Applicants who are younger the age of the Competition can apply only in the case of compliances to the program of a competition. The final decision regarding these applicants is made by the jury.

1.4. The jury of the Competition is formed from among the most known pupils of Eduard Grach — recognized musicians:


  • Alena Baeva
  • Nikita Boriso-Glebsky
  • Gayk Kazazyan
  • Hiroko Ninagawa
  • Aylen Pritchin
The procedure of applying
2.1. In order to participate in the Competition, the applicant should fill out an online application;
forward the following documents to the Competition's official e-mail address:
  • the applicant's official permission to process his/her personal data, personally signed (download *.doc);
  • one artistic photo of the applicant on a neutral background, a minimum resolution of 300 dpi;
  • a certificate of music education of every applicant, regardless of the nomination, either in Russian or in English;
  • the applicant's brief artistic biography (*.doc and *.docx only) containing information about his/her place of study/work, year of study at the time of the Competition (if a student), teachers, earlier participation in any other competitions (including the year, place and award), as well as any other information that the applicant considers essential for the Organizing Committee;
  • link to the video recording of the performance for the First (elimination) round (free program up to 20 minutes);
  • a receipt confirming the payment of a registration fee (see clause 6.1)

2.2. Every applicant who is a citizen of Russia must submit the scans of three additional documents: see the Competition webpage in Russian.

2.3. In the event any applicant refuses to participate in the Competition, neither the scans of his/her documents nor the registration fee he/she paid out will be returned.

2.4. The fact of forwarding an application means an applicant's unconditional consent with all the clauses of these Regulations.

2.5. The deadline of submitting the application and the documents shall be 25 October 2020
The Competition's official e-mail address shall be: application@grachcompetition.ru

2.6. The competitor can arrive with his staff pianist, which is required to indicate in the application. In case the competitor cannot come with his staff pianist, the Organizing Committee provides a staff pianist for free to participate in the auditions.
The competition procedure
3.1. The Competition consists of three rounds and the participation of the winners of the First, Second and Third Prizes at the anniversary gala concert.
  • For the First (elimination) round the competitiors should present video recording of their performance. The recording shold be made on one camera and show competitor's face and hands. The recording should be presented as a Youtube link;
  • The Opening will be held on 13 December 2020 at the Central music school of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory;
  • The Second and Third rounds will be held from 14 until 18 December 2020 at the Central music school of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory;
  • The anniversary gala concert will be held at the Grand hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory with the Symphony orchestra of the Moscow conservatory
3.2. The order of the competitors' performances will be established at the drawing of lots and shall remain unchanged until the end of the Competition.

3.3. All competitors must attend both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting. Time and place of both the drawing of lots and the coordination meeting will be announced through the website of the Competition.

3.4. The competitors admitted to participate in the Second round of the Competition will be granted one acoustic rehearsal. The winners of the Competition will be granted one rehearsal with the orchestra.

3.5. For the Second round will be admitted no more than 24 violinists.

3.6. For the Third round will be admitted no more than 8 violinists.

3.7. All the rounds will be held publicly.

3.8. The Organizing Committee of the Competition has established the following prizes and awards:
  • I Prize — Recital at the Small hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
  • II Prize — Recital at the Rachmaninov hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
  • III Prize — Recital at the Nikolay Myaskovsky concert hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
  • IV, V и VI Prizes — Recital at one of the halls of the partners of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory

3.9. The jury of the Competition may either abstain from awarding any prize out of the three or divide any prize

3.10. All decisions of the jury shall be final and irrevocable.
The program

4.1. Round One (elimination):

  • Free program. The duration of the performance should be no more than 20 minutes

4.2. Round Two:
  • I.S Bach — two contrasting movements from sonatas or partites
    or Chaconne (at the choice of participant);
  • N. Paganini — any of the Caprices at the choice of participant;
  • One of the E. Ysaÿe's Sonatas at the choice of participant: № 3, № 5 or № 6
    or Recitativo and scherzo by F. Kreisler

4.3. Round Three:
  • Free concert program at the choice of participant. The duration of the program should be between 40 and 50 minutes.
Financial terms
5.1. All transportation and other expenses directly or indirectly related to participation in the Competition shall be paid either by the competitors themselves or by their sponsoring organizations.

5.2. Foreign participants submit visa applications by themselves. Participants must contact the Russian Consulate after receiving an invitation to the Competition.

5.3. The registration fee shall be 3 000 Russian rubels. The registration fee for participation in the Competition must be forwarded to the following bank account:
Individual entrepreneur Korolev Grigory Valerievich
Tax ID (INN): 590 419 855 171
State reg no (OGRNIP): 318 774 600 611 881
Full bank name: Sberbank of Russia
Abbreviated name: Sberbank
Web-site: www.sberbank.com
Legal address: 19 Vavilova St., 117 997 Moscow, Russia
SWIFT-code: SABRRUMM
Bank identification code (BIC): 44 525 225
KPP (Tax Registration Reason Code): 773 601 001
INN: 7 707 083 893
Account: 408 802 810 238 000 115 392
Corresp account: 301 101 810 400 000 000 225
Purpose of the Payment: Participation in the International violin Eduard Grach competition
Special provisions
6.1. The competitors shall receive no remuneration for their performances during the Competition rounds; nor shall they be paid for any usage of audio- and/or video-recording, as well as of any radio, TV and/or online translation of any of their performances.

6.2. These Regulations are published on the website of the Competition both in Russian and in English. In the event any disputes or disagreements arise in the interpretation of any clauses of these Regulations, the version published in Russian shall prevail.
Juries
Alena Baeva
Winner of international competitions
Graduated from the class of Eduard Grach
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky
Merited Artist of the Russian Federation
Winner of international competitions
Graduated from the class of Eduard Grach
Gayk Kazazyan
Armenia
Winner of international competitions
Graduated from the class of Eduard Grach
Hiroko Ninagawa
Japan
Winner of international competitions
Graduated from the class of Eduard Grach
Aylen Pritchin
Winner of international competitions
Graduated from the class of Eduard Grach
Program

Round One (elimination)
  • Free program. The duration of the performance should be no more than 20 minutes

Round Two
  • I.S Bach — two contrasting movements from sonatas or partites
    or Chaconne (at the choice of participant);
  • N.Paganini — any of the Caprices at the choice of participant;
  • One of the E.Ysaÿe's Sonatas at the choice of participant: №3, №5 or №6
    or Recitativo and scherzo by F.Kreisler

Round Three
  • Free concert program at the choice of participant. The duration of the program should be between 40 and 50 minutes.
    Awards
    The first prize
    Recital
    at the Small hall
    of the Moscow conservatory
    The second prize
    Recital
    at the Rachmaninov hall
    of the Moscow conservatory
    The third prize
    Recital
    at the Nikolay Myaskovsky hall
    of the Moscow conservatory
    IV, V и VI Премия
    Recital at one of the halls of the partners
    of the Moscow conservatory
    The information about cash prizes will be announced additionally

    Schedule

    Detailed schedule will be published by 1 November 2020
    1
    13 december 2020
    Opening
    Drawing of lots

    Central music school at the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
    Maly Kislovsky lane 4, bld.5, Moscow
    2
    14-16 december 2020
    Round Two
    Central music school at the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
    Maly Kislovsky lane 4, bld.5, Moscow
    3
    17-18 december 2020
    Round Three
    Central music school at the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
    Maly Kislovsky lane 4, bld.5, Moscow
    4
    19 december 2020
    Gala concert on the occasion of the Eduard Grach’s 90th anniversary
    Grand hall of the Moscow state P.I. Tschaikovsky conservatory
    Bolshaya Nikitskaya 13, Moscow
    Contacts
    Please send us your questions or applications on the address
    application@grachcompetition.ru
    The Organizing Committee of the Competition reserves the right in exceptional cases to amend certain paragraphs of the Provisions of the Competition