About

First International Festival & Competition of Orchestras

Saint Petersburg, Russia


July, 11 – 14, 2019
April, 2 – 5, 2020

 

Dear friends!

We have a pleasure to invite you to take part in the First International Festival and Competition of Orchestras from July 11 to July 14, 2019 in St. Petersburg.

The purpose of the Festival is to promote instrumental art, enrich the repertoire and improve the performing level of the orchestras, and promote the development of the instrumental genre.

 

THE MAIN GOALS:

  • creation of a platform for creative communication, for establishing and strengthening friendly relations with orchestras from different countries of the world, activating cultural exchange.
  • promotion of the world’s best instrumental music, promoting the integration of world musical cultures and enriching the repertoire of instrumental performance;
  • exchange of professional experience, improvement of professional level of leaders and participants of orchestras, development of creative, intellectual, communication and directing skills;
  • preservation and development of traditions of national musical cultures;
  • discovery of new names and talents in the field of instrumental performance;
  • attracting children and young people to participate in orchestras, nurturing the artistic taste of young musicians.

 

PARTICIPANTS

The festival is open to amateur, school, students and professional teams from around the world working in the genre of instrumental art:

  • kinds of orchestras: symphonic (philharmonic) orchestras, chamber orchestras, strings orchestras, folk orchestras, modern orchestras: woodwinds orchestras, brass, pop, jazz;
  • by age: children’s category (from 7 to 16 years), youth category (from 17 to 30 years), adult category (from 31 years and older); (participants of other ages are allowed in the each age group, but not more than 20%);
  • by the number of participants: there should be at least 12 people in the orchestra, there are no other limits of number.

 

FESTIVAL VENUES

  • Petersburg State Capella (20 Moika River Embankment)
  • St Peter and Paul Cathedral (22 Nevsky avenue)
  • The Russian Ethnographic Museum (Inzhenernaya St., 4/1)
  • Concert Hall «Coliseum» (100 Nevsky avenue)
  • Basilica of St. Catherine (32 Nevsky avenue);
  • Concert Hall of Yaani Kirik (Dekabristov str., 54 A)
  • Center of culture «Kaskad» (Peterhof, Tsaritsinskaya, 2)
  • Theater «Through the Looking-Glass» (Rubinshtein str, 13)
  • Alexandro-Nevsky Lavra of the Hole Trinity, Centre «Sviato-Dukhovsky» (Monastyrka, 1)
  • Concert Hall of Music College (Bukharestskaya, 35)

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

  • All groups that have submitted an application and accept the terms of this Regulation participate in the festival-competition.
  • Each team presents one competition program, compiled as a concert, not more than 15 minutes (see the schedule below). Also each team can take part in an additional concert without a competition.
  • Each orchestra has to provide printed promotional materials (in English) to be published as posters, booklets and catalogues of the Festival (the resume is not more that 20 lines); each orchestra participant will get a free catalogue with information on all the Festival performers;
  • Each orchestra, by possibility, provide an audio recording (CD or several tracks by e-mail) for more accurate distribution of the concert groups.
  • The rights to all audio, video and photographing of any performance at the Festival concerts belong to the organizers. The organizer has the right to reproduce and distribute such records made during the Festival.
  • Each orchestra has to provide 2 copies of the music scores of competitive pieces to the organizing committee for the work of the jury. Copies of scores are not returned.
  • It is not permitted to use pyrotechnic and flammable materials, as well as open fire in competitive performances.
  • The Festival participants are to cover travel costs at their own expense. The Organising Committee provides accommodation, catering and sightseeing programme agreed upon and confirmed by the participants (see below the festival packages).
  • The delegation may include not only the musicians but also accompanying people. The number of accompanying people is not limited.

 

PROCEDURE FOR PERFORMING

Opening of the Festival the Official Opening ceremony, representation of participants and jury members. Welcoming concert.

Concert (contest) program (held in the concert halls of St. Petersburg as a concert with the audience) — some works by the orchestra’s choice, total playing time not longer than 15 minutes, at least two diverse works.

The competition program should show the style of this orchestra, thematic and genre orientation of his work, discover the performance capabilities and level of musicians.

The jury will take into consideration any excess of the time limit in adjudication.

The use of phonograms is not allowed!

The Organizing Committee can provide musical instruments for competitive performance by the written request in the following order:

no extra charge (free): piano, double bass (no more than 3), cello (violoncello) (no more than 4), timpani, drum kit, harp (only one), pedestal and stand for conductor, music stands for musicians (no more 30);

at extra charge: musical instruments not listed above (by possibility).

Final Concert «Grand Prix Laureates» — Grand Prix laureates from each nomination (by jury choice) perform in this concert. Participation in the concert for the winner of the Grand Prix is OBLIGATORY. Awarding these winners will be during the concert. If the orchestra refuses to participate in the final concert, he loses the title of laureate and award.

The works for the Gala concert of the Grand Prix laureates will be recommended by the jury or chosen by the artistic director of the festival and director of the concert;

 

FESTIVAL SHEDULE

Thursday, July 11

during the day Arrival of participants in St Petersburg. Check in.

Registration in Organizing Committee

19.00 the Official Opening ceremony, concert

 

Friday, July 12

morning Sightseeing tours, excursions, free time
afternoon Performances on the main venues of St. Petersburg. Master classes
during the day Concerts-competitions and not competitive performances

 

Saturday, July 13

morning Sightseeing tours, excursions, free time
afternoon Performances on the main venues of St. Petersburg. Master classes
during the day Concerts-competitions and not competitive performances

 

Sunday, July 14

morning City tours, excursions, free time
15.00 Presentation of awards to the participants of competition.

After ceremony the round table with members of jury.

17.00 Closing ceremony. Gala-concert of the Garn Prix laureates

Friendly party with other orchestras.

  Departure of the participants

 

EVALUATION

Concert programs of the contest will be judged by the international Jury of professional Russian and foreign experts.

The evaluation will be based on the following criteria:

  1. the complexity of the program (10 points max).
  2. mastery of performance (coherence and clarity of sound) (10 points max).
  3. nuances (10 points max).
  4. originality, virtuosity and originality of performance (10 points max).
  5. presentation of the program, the overall impression (10 points max).

One program can earn 50 points max from one jury member, all points of the jury are summed up.

Decisions of the jury are not to be disputed. The possibility of intervention is excluded.

 

AWARDS

In accordance with the decision of the jury, the following awards and prizes are awarded in each nomination of the competition (with the award of the corresponding diploma and prize):

Winner of the Grand Prix — the highest score in the nomination (Money award, Cup and Diploma of the Grand Prix, winner of the competition)

Laureate of the I degree and the title “Golden Orchestra of the Competition” (cup and diploma);

Laureate of the II degree and the title “Silver Orchestra of the Competition” (cup and diploma);

Laureate of the III degree and the title “Bronze Orchestra of the Competition” (cup and diploma);

Participant of the competition (diploma for participation, all contestants who have not become laureates);

The jury has the right to:

— to award not all prizes;

— do not award the Grand Prix;

— share prizes (in disputable situations) within the prize fund;

— reward with special diplomas of the best participants.

The jury gives a special note to the conductor, concertmaster and soloist (declared in the program). According to the results the winners (the highest point) receive the special prizes:

  • prize to the best conductor of the competition;
  • prize to the best soloist;
  • prize to the best concertmaster.

The jury reserves the right to award additional special prizes or not to award any of the above.

 

APPLICATION

The festival can be entered by sending the application form by e-mail: interaspect@mail.ru

The deadline for application is 15 of March 2019.

Document Required:

  • application form with all the required information filled;
  • introduction of the orchestra (CV) (in English; max 20 lines) and the conductor (by wish);
  • photo of the choir (compulsory, min 2 Mb) and conductor;
  • the planned festival programs;
  • audio or video recording sending by e-mail.

 

COPYRIGHT ISSUES

Copyright of photographs and videos taken during the Festival activities belong to the Organizing Committee. The Organizing Committee has the right to use such information, including audio/visual record of the orchestra’ performances. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to publish such information in the media or on the Internet.

 

FESTIVAL FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

“Festival package A” 150 EUR per person (in hostel)

  • 3 nights in tree beds room (bathroom on the bloc), with breakfast
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

“Festival package B” 215 EUR per person (3* hotel tourist class)

HOTEL OKHTINSKAYA

  • 3 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

“Festival package C” 230 EUR per person (3* stars standard)

Hotel Saint Petersburg Hotel

  • 3 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

“Festival package D” 250 EUR per person (4* stars)

HOTEL «MOSCOW»

  • 3 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

“Festival package E” 265 EUR per person (4* stars)

HOTEL «PULKOVSKAYA»

  • 3 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

“Festival package F” 285 EUR per person (4* stars)

HOTEL «PRIBALTIYSKAYA»

  • 3 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • concert and competition performances by program
  • the places for accompanying persons in concert halls
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • dinner with other participants
  • complete of festival information material and souvenirs
  • awards and prizes in accordance with the results
  • for group from 35 persons one leader is free

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR INTERNATIONAL EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT US:

e-mail: interaspect@mail.ru

http://interfestplus.ru/en/