of the XIII
International Shnittke Competition of Young Composers
24–26 November 2020,
Due to the epidemic situation the
procedure of the Competition is altered and the
Competition will be held in the distant form:
1. The applications can be submitted in
the prolonged term till the 31 October 2020 (including). an application must
be sent to konkurs‑email@example.com.
2. The selection round is held on the 1
till 20 November 2020.
The final round is held in the 24 till 26 November 2020.
4. The list of
participants for the final round will be published on the 20 November 2020 on
the Saratov State Sobinov conservatory’s website in the form of
5. The laureates will
be announced on the 26 November 2020 on the Saratov State Sobinov
6. The public hearings of the finale
participants will be held after the ewnd of the pandemic, which will be
announced specifically on the Saratov State Sobinov conservatory’s website
7. During the competition online master-classes of the jury members, a practical seminar on
composition and scientific readings “From Alfred Schnitke till today” are
8. The entry fee must be
placd to the account of the Saratov Sobinov State Conservatory after the
confirmation of an application by the Organizing Committee till the 3 November
9. All other conditions
of the Competition (nominations, age of participants, Appendixes etc.) don’t change.
1. General conditions
1.1. The XIII International Shnittke Competition of Young Composers
(hereinafter – the Competition) is established by the Ministry of Culture of
the Russian Federation.
1.2. The Competition is organized by the Saratov L.V. Sobinov State
1.3. A co-organizer of the Competition is the Guild of young musicians of the
Russian Musical Union ("MolOt International Group").
1.4. The Competition is established in 1996 and held biyearly.
2. Tasks and objectives
2.1. Supporting of composing.
2.2. Integration of educational institutions that realise educational
programs in the sphere of arts of different levels in a united educational
and cultural system of the Russian Federation.
2.3. Development of the career guidance for the engagement of talented
prospective students (including under the contract of employer-sponsored
2.4. Creation of conditions for the preservation and development of the
cultural heritage of the Russian Federation.
2.5. Discovery and support of young talents.
2.6. Artistical, moral and patriotic education of the youth.
2.7. Demonstration of the best achievements of the musical education.
2.8. Spreading of the experience pf the leading masters in the sphere of
2.9. Professional development of teachers in the sphere of arts and culture.
3. Conditions of
3.1. Composers not older than 30 years by the day of the beginning of the
Competition are entitled to participate.
3.2. The Competition has two categories: «Composition for a chamber ensemble»
and «Composition for a young organ player».
3.3. Every participant may take part in one or two categories.
3.4. For the category «Composition for a chamber ensemble»:
3.4.1. Participants present a composition for two or more instruments from
the listed below – organ, flute, violin, double bass, piano, voice (soprano).
An electronic phonogram can be used as one of the parties.
3.2.4. The maximum duration of a composition is 15 minutes.
3.4.3. A composition must use a theme by A.G. Shnittke (see Appendix 1).
3.4.5. A cyclus is to be presented fully if it fits the duration limit.
Single parts of a cyclic works are not allowed into the Competition.
3.5. For the category «Composition for a young organ player»:
3.5.1 Partisipants present a composition for solo organ.
3.5.2. The maximum duration of a composition is 5 minutes. The difficulty
level must suit pupils of lower and higher clases of the children music
school. A cyclus is to be presented fully if it fits in the duration limit.
Single parts of a cyclic works are not allowed into the Competition.
4. Procedure of the
4.1. The Competition is held in two rounds: the first round is distance
(selection). It is held in the period of the 1 –15 October 2020 and includes
studying, evaluation and selection of the sent-in
compositions. The second round is in-person and consists of public hearings
on the 24–26 November 2020.
4.2. The Competition is anonymous. To participate in two categories a
composer must use different passwords-identifiers.
4.3. Not later than 17 October 2020 every participant who will come into the
in-person round will receive an official notification by the e-mail with the
date of arriving at the Competition. The list of participants for the second
round of the Competition (in form of password-identifiers) will be published
on the site of Saratov State Conservatory not later than the 18 October 2020.
4.4. The public hearings will be held 24 and 25 November 2020 in the Saratov
Sobinov State Conservatory.
4.5. Composition for the category «Composition for a chamber ensemble» will
be performed by the ensemble «Theatre of the New Music» (artistic director V.
4.6. Compositions for the category «Composition for a young organ player»
will be performed by students and teachers of the Saratov conservatory.
4.7. The gala-concert of the Competition laureates will be held on the 26
November 2020 in the Great Hall of Saratov Sobinov State Conservatory.
4.8 In the conduct of the Competition master classes of the jury members, a
practical seminar in composing, and academic readings «From Alfred Shnittke
to nowadays» will be held.
4.9. The documents needed for the participation on the Competition are listed
- an application form in doc or docs format (see Appendix 2);
- full scores and parties of compositions in pdf format, typed and signed
with an invented for the Competition password-identifier of a participant
(musical scores with names or other personal information are not allowed to
- audio or video record of compositions applied, made especially for the
Competition (the presentation of a good quality demonstration audio record is
- a colored scan of a participant’s pass in jpeg or pfd format (with photo, signature and registration pages)
- a short biography in free form, doc or docx format;
- a copy of personal insurance policy number, taxpayer identification number;
- a number of a bank settlement account.
All documents must be sent in one mail vie e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org till 30 September 2020 (inclusive).
An application is approved only after a confirmation by the Organizing Committee.
4.10. The Organizing Committee has right to decline an application if it doesn’t follow the form and doesn’t include all the listed
documents, as well as in the case of late payment of the entry fee.
4.11. The entry fee is non-refundable and amounts to 1000 rubles in each
category. The entry fee must be placd to the account of the Saratov Sobinov
State Conservatory after the confirmation of an application by the Organizing
Committee till the 3 October 2020 (inclusive). The scan of payment is sent in
a separate mail.
Directorate of the Federal Treasury for the Saratov Oblast (Saratov Sobinov
State Conservatory client number 20606X51810)
Taxpayer identification number (INN) 6455008075
Code of reason for registration (KPP) 645501001
Bank name: Regional office Saratov, Saratov
Russian National Classification of Municipal Territories (OKTMO): 63701000
Budgetary classification code: 00000000000000000130
Details of payment: entry fee for the Shnittke Competition
5.1. After the public hearing, the jury assigns diplomas and titles of
laureates and diploma winners between finalists.
5.2. Publication of winner’s compositions is intended.
5.3. Participants do not get any fee for their performance in the Competition
or the further use of the recordings and broadcastings of these performances.
5.4. The Organizing Committee has exclusive rights for making any audio and
video records of the Competition hearings and the gala-concert.
6. The Jury of the Competition
6.1. The Jury of the Competition is formed out of well-regarded Russian and
6.2. The Jury is entitled to assign not all places, share places between
participants, establish additional prizes.
6.3. The jury’s decision is final and cannot be revised.
7. The Organizing Committee
The chairman of the Organizing Committee – Zanorin A.G., rector of the
Saratov the State conservatory.
The vice-chairman of the Organizing Committee – Koshelev A.V., vice-rector
for character building and artistic affairs of the Saratov Conservatory.
The executive secretary of the Organizing Committee – Orlov V.V., associate
professor of the theory of music and composition department of the Saratov
Members of the Organizing Committee –
Sudzilovsky Y.S. - president of the Guild of young musicians of the Russian
Musical Union ("MolOt International Group"),
Polozova I.V. – vice-rector for research and international affairs of the
Drynkina E.S. – decan of the history and theory of music faculty of the
Vishnevskaya l.A. – head of the theory of music and composition department of
the Saratov Conservatory,
Babayan I.V. – head of the Centre of strategical initiatives by the Saratov
Grigorieva Y.S. – leading specialist of the department of international
affairs of the Saratov Conservatory.
Koshelev Alexey (845-2) 39-00-29, add 140.
Polozova Irina – (845-2) 39-00-29, add 106
Orlov Vladimir – e-mail – email@example.com
The postal address of the Organizing Committee:
for the International Shnittke Competition
prosp. Kirova, 1
Russian, Saratov 410002