The contest consists of 5 stages: try-outs and 5 min stages. The contestants will be chosen on the basis of video recorded performances. 25 violinists will be invited to Krasnoyarsk to take part in the main stages of the contest. Besides the grand prix there are 5 lesser nominations and a special prize of Igor Laubach violin specially selected by Maestro Viktor Tretyakov himself. The prize fund is also bigger this year which expands the possibilities for the contestants: all try-out winners will receive a prize of compensation of all spending related to the contest.
One of the musical gifts to the guests and participants of the contest is a composition by composer and pianist Alexander Rozenblat "Siberian Blues". It was composed specially for the contest and will be performed by the contestants on the second stage.