Competition Regulations

I. General provisions
1. The current Provisions regulate the rules and conditions of the Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

2. Aims and objectives of the Competition.

The Competition aims to present the Krasnoyarsk region as one of the cultural centres of the Russian Federation, which unites events, professionals and gifted young people in the field of arts and culture.

The objectives of the Competition are:
- to preserve and continue the best violin school traditions;
- to support the professional advancement of talented young violinists from Russia and other countries;
- to enrich the cultural life of the Krasnoyarsk region with spectacular art events.

3. The Competition takes place in Krasnoyarsk in the second half of September once every two years.

4. The Founder of the Competition is the Ministry of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk region (hereinafter referred to as the Founder). The Competition is held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk region.

5. The Organizers of the Competition are the Regional State Autonomous Cultural Institution Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs, the Regional State Autonomous Cultural Institution Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic, the Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education Dmitri Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Arts (hereinafter referred to as the Organizers).

The partners of the Competition are the Krasnoyarsk city Administration and the Municipal Budget Cultural Institution Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra.

6. The Chairman of the Competition Jury is Viktor Tretyakov, the People's Artist of the USSR (hereinafter referred to as the Chairman of the Jury).

7. The Competition is open to violinists of all nationalities, who are aged from 16 to 32 years inclusive.

8. The Provisions of the Competition are available on the official website of the Competition www.violintretyakovcompetition.com (hereinafter referred to as the Competition website).

9. The Competition venues:

2b Mira sq., Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.

22 Lenina Street, Dmitri Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk State Academy of Arts, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.

10. The Competition is financed from the following sources: regional budget funds, funds received from rendering of services and other Organizers' income-generating activities, charitable foundations and other non-budget funds.

II. Organization and procedure for holding the Competition
1. The Organizing Committee of the Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Organizing Committee) is formed by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk region in order to prepare and delivery the Competition.

The Organizing Committee ensures adherence to the terms and conditions of the current Provisions, approves members of the Preliminary Jury and the Competition Jury, the organizational plan, schedule and prize fund of the Competition.

2. The Competition consists of the preliminary round (video selection) and four main rounds: first, second, third and fourth (final).

2.1. All applicants, who submitted application forms together with their appendices, participate in the preliminary round. The Preliminary Jury of the Competition examines applicants based on their submitted videos and documentation.

2.2. According to the results of the preliminary round, not more than 25 (twenty-five) violinists are allowed to participate in the first round. The decision of the Preliminary Jury on the admission of applicants (hereinafter referred to as the Winners of the preliminary round) is published on the official website of the Competition no later than two months before the first round starts. The Winners of the preliminary round shall receive email invitations for participation in the main rounds sent by the Executive Directorate.

2.3. Not more than 12 (twelve) violinists are allowed to participate in the second round.

2.4. Not more than 8 (eight) violinists are allowed to participate in the third round.

2.5. Not more than 6 (six) violinists are allowed to participate in the fourth round.

2.6. In the first and second rounds the participants perform solo pieces, in the third round the participants are accompanied by the chamber orchestra, in the fourth round – by the symphony orchestra.

3. The participants may have a personal accompanist, who should be indicated in the application form, or may perform with an accompanist designated by the Executive Directorate of the Competition (2 rehearsals and a performance in the second round).

4. The order in which participants will perform during the Competition is established by the draw.

The draw takes place at the Opening Ceremony of the Competition in the presence of all Competition participants. If a participant cannot attend the draw owing to circumstances beyond his/her control, he or she must send an email to the Executive Directorate of the Competition at info@vtcompetition.com justifying the absence not later than 1 hour before the Opening Ceremony. In this case the order of performance for such participants is assigned by the Competition Jury.

The order of performance will apply to all four rounds of the Competition. Due to exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances (illness or other force majeure), the Chairman of the Jury may change the order of performance. The decision of the Chairman of the Jury is recorded in minutes.

5. The Organizers provide the participants with rehearsal rooms (for not less than one hour according to the Competition schedule made by the Executive Directorate) and concert halls for acoustic rehearsals before each round (for not more than 20 minutes).

6. All works must be performed from memory, with the exception of the sonatas for violin and piano.

7. The Competition is conducted in accordance with the program published on the Competition website.

8. All main rounds of the Competition are open to the public.

9. The participants are not allowed to contact the Jury members while participating in the Competition.

10. The results of the first, second and third rounds of the Competition are announced by the Chairman of the Jury.

11. The results of the fourth round are announced at the Awarding Ceremony of the Competition.

12. Along with the Competition auditions, the Executive Directorate can include other events in the Competition schedule.
III. Executive Directorate of the Competition
PR campaigntransfer1. To hold the Competition, the Founder establishes an Executive Directorate.

2. The Executive Directorate is formed from representatives of the Founder, Organizers and Partners.

3. The Executive Directorate:

  • receives and registers application forms;
  • advises applicants and participants on issues of the Competition rules;
  • contacts members of the Competition Jury;
  • controls timely publishing of all relevant documentation and information on the Competition website;
  • presents candidates of accompanists to the Organizers approved by the Chairman of the Jury;
  • coordinates meeting of participants at the airport and transferring them to a place of accommodation;
  • designs a schedule of the Competition and publishes it on the Competition website;
  • designs a schedule of acoustic rehearsals in practice rooms and concert halls;
  • designs regulations for the Competition Jury;
  • holds the drawing of lots;
  • organizes all rounds and events of the Competition according to the Competition schedule;
  • provides participants with award documents;
  • runs a PR-campaign of the Competition.

4. The official address of the Executive Directorate: 1 Mira sq., Krasnoyarsk, 660049. Emails can be sent at info@vtcompetition.com marked "to the Executive Directorate of the Violin Competition".
IV. Competition Jury
1. The Jury of the Competition is selected by the Executive Directorate and consists of acclaimed violinists from Russia and other countries.

2. The Jury:

  • evaluates participants' performance;
  • names the winners of each round at the end of it;
  • awards prizes of the Competition according to the results of the fourth round;
  • makes a decision on changing the order of participants' performance.

3. Within the established number of prizes, the Jury has the right:

a) not to award all prizes;
b) to share prizes among the participants (except Grand Prix and the first prize).

4. The decisions of the Jury in each round are recorded in minutes

5. The decisions of the Jury cannot be appealed.
V. Application procedure
1. An electronic application form (hereinafter referred to as the application) can be submitted on the Competition website www.violintretyakovcompetition.com.

The application deadline is specified by the Founder and announced on the Competition website. In case of need or force majeure, the Founder reserves the right to make a decision on the extension of the application submission period.

2. The application is submitted together with the following appendixes:

  • copy of a passport, or an ID card;
  • biography (approximately 1000 characters);
  • 3 colour photos in 300 dpi resolution, including a portrait;
  • copy of a diploma in music education;
  • copies of diplomas of international competitions with the title of laureate over the last three years (if any);
  • detailed performance program with an indication of keys, parts, and duration of chosen compositions (the deadline for changes to the program is 2 months before the first round of the Competition);
  • link to a video performance of a 20-minute program (free repertoire of a participant's choice), which is unedited and made from January of the year preceding the year of the Competition to June of the year of the Competition;
  • copy of a receipt of the registration fee paid.

3. The application is to be filled out in English or Russian. The applications that have not been filled out in accordance with the provided form, or have been submitted without the required appendix or after the deadline will not be accepted. All submitted documents and materials will not be returned.

4. By applying to take part in the Competition, applicants indicate their acceptance of the rules of the current Provisions and a consent to personal data processing.

5. At the same time while applying, an applicant pays a non-refundable registration fee of 150 (one hundred and fifty) U.S. dollars or of the amount equivalent to 150 U.S. dollars in Russian rubles at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the day of payment.

6. A registration fee is paid online after the application is filled out on the Competition website or is paid using the following bank details:

U.S. dollars:
JSC ALFA-BANK
Krasnoyarsk, Mira avenue, 10
Operational office "Krasnoyarsky" of Branch office "Novosibirsky" of JSC ALFA-BANK
Correspondent account 30101810600000000774
to SIBERIAN GENERAL OFFICE OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA
BIN 045004774
TIN 7728168971
Payment account 40603 840 3 23304 000002 (U.S. dollar)
Payment purpose description: registration fee for the participation in the preselection round of the Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition with the indication of a full name and a country of origin.

Russian roubles:
JSC ALFA-BANK
Krasnoyarsk, Mira avenue, 10
Operational office "Krasnoyarsky" of Branch office "Novosibirsky" of JSC ALFA-BANK
Correspondent account 30101810600000000774
to SIBERIAN GENERAL OFFICE OF THE BANK OF RUSSIA
BIN 045004774
TIN 7728168971
Payment account: 40603 810 3 23304 000003 (Russian rubles)

Payment purpose description: registration fee for the participation in the preselection round of the Viktor Tretyakov International Violin Competition with the indication of a full name and a country of origin.

The commission fee for the transfer of the registration fee must be paid in addition to the registration fee. A copy of the document of payment of the registration fee must be attached to the application.
VI. Competition Program
All music pieces should be performed completely.

1st round

1. J. S. Bach. The first two parts from any Sonata for solo violin.

2. N. Paganini. One of the 24 Caprices for solo violin Op. 1.

3. The participant can choose one of the following options:
E. Ysaÿe. One of the Sonatas for solo violin: Sonata No. 3 "Ballade" or Sonata No. 6;
F. Kreisler. Recitativo and Scherzo for solo violin, Op. 6.

2nd round

1. The participant is free to choose any Sonata for violin and piano from the following list: Sonatas of L. Beethoven, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, E. Grieg, C. Franck, M. Ravel, C. Debussy, R. Strauss, B. Bartók, S. Prokofiev.

2. The participant is free to choose any virtuoso piece of N. Paganini,
G. Wieniawski, K. Saint Saens, E. Ysaÿe, M. Ravel, W. Ernst, P. de Sarasate,
Ph. Wachsmann and other composers.

3. Performance of the music piece composed specifically for the Competition (music sheets will be published on the Competition website www.violintretyakovcompetition.com one month before the start of the first round of the Competition).

3rd round

W. Mozart. Concerto for violin and orchestra at the choice of the participant:
No. 3 in G major, KV 216
No. 4 in D major, KV 218
No. 5 in A major, KV 219
Concerts are accompanied by the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra.

4th round

The participant is free to choose any Concerto for violin and orchestra from the following list: N. Paganini (Concerto No. 1 or No. 2), L. van Beethoven, J. Brahms, J. Sibelius, F. Mendelssohn, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Prokofiev (No. 1 or No. 2), D. Shostakovich (No. 1 or No. 2), H. Wieniawski (No. 1 or No. 2), É. Lalo ("Symphonie espagnole"), H. Vieuxtemps (No. 5).

Concerts are accompanied by the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra.
VII. Prizes and awards
1. The Competition provides the following prizes: prizes for winners of the preselection round, prizes for laureates, and special awards.

2. The prizes for laureates of the Competition are:

Grand Prix – 20 000 (twenty thousand) USD

1st prize – 15 000 (fifteen thousand) USD
2nd prize – 10 000 (ten thousand) USD
3rd prize – 7 000 (seven thousand) USD
4th prize – 4 000 (four thousand) USD
5th prize – 2 000 (two thousand) USD


3. Special awards can be established by other national and international states, commercial, public or creative organizations upon agreement with the Executive Committee no later than September 20 of the Competition's year. The information regarding special prizes shall be published on the Competition website.

4. In accordance with the tax legislation of the Russian Federation, all prizes and special awards of the participants, regulated by these Regulations, are a subject of the personal income tax. All cash prizes will be transferred to the participants, net of any applicable taxes. In respect of such payments, the withholding agent is the Organizer – Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs. Whereas it is necessary to fulfill the obligation to pay the personal income tax, the participants must provide a TIN certificate (if available) or its equivalent (for non-Russian residents, if available).

5. Prizes are to be paid in roubles in the amount equivalent to the size of the prize at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the last day of the competitive performance.
VIII. Conditions for the preliminary round winners
1. The winner of the preliminary round must confirm his/her participation in the Competition within 7 days after the announcement of the results on the Competition website, and provide the Executive Directorate with the flight details of his/her arrivals and departures to the e-mail.

2. If the participant does not confirm his/her participation within the prescribed period or does not provide all necessary information in due time, the Executive Directorate has the right to invite an applicant next in the rating to participate in the first round of the Competition. This decision is made by the Preselection Jury, whose meeting must take place within 10 days from the date of publication of the preliminary round results. The decision of the Preliminary Jury is published within 2 days on the Competition website.

3. The winner of the preliminary round is provided with an economy class air or railway ticket from the place of stay to Krasnoyarsk and back.

4. From the day of arrival to Krasnoyarsk, but not earlier than one day before the first round of the Competition, and until the end of the Competition, but not later than one day after the end of the Competition, the winner of the preliminary round is provided with accommodation in a single room of a minimum three-star hotel and three meals daily at places approved by the Executive Directorate.

If the winner of the qualifying round becomes ill with the new coronavirus infection caused by 2019-nCoV during the holding of the main rounds in Krasnoyarsk, the Organizer - the Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs - ensures his or her stay (accommodation, meals) for the period of self-isolation in accordance with medical indications (conclusions), as well as provision of air or railway ticket of an economy class on the route: Krasnoyarsk to the place of residence (stay).

5. The winners of the preliminary round who received an invitation for participation in the Competition must independently and in due time do the following:

  • contact the Consulate of the Russian Federation to apply for a Russian visa based on the invitation provided by the Executive Directorate and cover related costs (for residents of a country that has a visa regime with the Russian Federation);
  • take out health insurance;
  • fill out the customs declaration indicating the music instrument imported by him/her when entering the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • pay excess luggage charges on the route to Krasnoyarsk and back.

6. The violinists who arrived to participate in the main rounds of the Competition and refused to participate without exceptional and unforeseeable circumstances are considered to independently bear all the expenses for their arrival/departure/stay in Krasnoyarsk.

In this case, the participant of the Competition is obliged to reimburse the Organizer – the Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs – within 30 calendar days from the date of his/her arrival in Krasnoyarsk the expenses incurred upon arrival/departure/stay in Krasnoyarsk.
IX. Special conditions
1. All main rounds of the Competition may be broadcasted live and/or recorded. The recordings can be used for future video and audio publications. The Competition rounds will be partially or fully available for viewing on the Internet.

2. The Organizer – Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs – has all rights to broadcast and distribute audio and video, photographs of the Competition rounds and events, including laureates' concerts, without fees to the participants.

3. The participants and their accompanists are obliged to sign a document confirming no claims on their part on the use of the materials named above by the Organizer. The Organizer does not bear any financial obligations to the participants for the use of the obtained materials.

4. The Executive Directorate does not provide the participants, accompanists and other accompanying persons with any types of insurance.

5. The laureates of the Competition will be required to perform without compensation at the closing ceremony and gala concert of the Competition.

6. The participants of the Competition must not have any other professional commitments while participating in all main rounds of the Competition.

7. The application signed by an applicant is an evidence that he/she fully accepts the terms of the current Provisions.

8. An applicant bears full responsibility for the accuracy of the information specified in the application. In case of inconsistency of the data and/or its inaccurate indication for any reason, the Executive Directorate shall not be liable for any errors made in the award documents. In case of erroneous data due to the fault of the participant, the award documents shall be made repeatedly after a written claim from the participant (or his/her legal representative) was received by the Organizer – Center for International and Regional Cultural Affairs. The reissued award document will be sent by cash on delivery to the address notified by the participant.

9. All information published on the Competition website is correct at the time of publication. The Executive Directorate reserves the right to make changes to the schedule of the Competition before the first round. In case of any disagreements in the interpretation of the texts and conditions in Russian and English versions, the Russian version is the correct one to resolve the disputes.
Contacts
Executive Directorate

660049, Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Mira Avenue, 1
e-mail: info@vtcompetition.com marked "To the Executive Directorate of the Violin Competition"

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