Russian Music Award 2020

 Celebrating lasting cultural legacy of the great Russian composers, performers and teachers.

Competition is open to pianists, string players (violin, viola, cello), vocalists, and ensembles (chamber music and piano duets).

Prizes

 

  • I (Gold) & II (Silver) Prizes: Diploma, Medal, Trophy, and a performance at the winners concert at the Academy of Music Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA. The date of the performance: October 24th, 2020.

  • III (Bronze) Prize: Diploma, Medal, Trophy, and a performance at the winners concert at the Ethical Society Hall, Philadelphia, PA. The date of the performance: TBA.

 

Monetary prizes

  • 1st Prize in Division VIII: $1000 cash award with an engagement for one solo recital at the Academy of Music Ballroom in Philadelphia on October 24th, 2020

  • Tchaikovsky Prize: $500 cash award

  • Rachmaninoff Prize: $500 cash award

  • Best performance of a work of one of the following composers - 

             A. Scriabin, S. Prokofiev and N. Kapustin: $300 cash award

 

* Judges hold right to award special prizes to two participants by dividing the monetary award or to refrain from awarding it altogether.

                 

How to apply 

  • Find an application form         , fill it out and submit it electronically. Please include an application fee, which could be paid through PayPal on the same page 

 

             or

  • Print out an application form and clearly fill out all information. Make a check of $100 (if you are a soloist) or $50 (if you are a member of an ensemble) payable to Triumph Music Festival. Mail it to:

 

Triumph Music Festival

P.O. Box 370

Devon, PA 19333

  • Submit a high-quality video recording (YouTube link).

  • The competition piece has to be memorized. Chamber music is recommended to play with the music score. If selection of the music exceeds 6 minutes the additional fee of $50 will be applied.

 

Deadline for application submission is June 20th, 2020.

Concert fee

Concert fee (which is not an application fee) will be paid by winners after the results of the auditions are announced.

Gold and Silver levels concert fee:

  • Solo performance: $200

  • Ensemble performance: $120

     Bronze level concert fee:

  • Solo performance: $120

  • Ensemble performance: $90

Deadline for the concert fee submission is August 25th, 2020.

  The package includes:

  • Gold and Silver levels: Awards (Medal, Diploma, and Trophy), 5 complementary tickets, and 3 digital pictures

  • Bronze level: Awards (Medal, Diploma, and Trophy), 5 complementary tickets, and 3 digital pictures

 

Prize winners of monetary prizes are exempt from paying a concert fee. Also, they receive 3 complementary tickets and 3 digital pictures as a part of the award.

Competition age divisions

  • Division I: Ages 9 and under

  • Division II: Ages 10–12

  • Division III: Ages 13-15

  • Division IV: Ages 16-18

  • Division V: Ages 19-21

  • Division VI: Ages 22 and older

  • Division VII: Outstanding Amateurs - No age limit

  • Division VIII (Philadelphia Recital): No age limit (Pianists only)

Repertoire

Piano & Strings

 

  • Participants of Divisions I – IV:

Submit a video (YouTube link) of 1 piece by any Russian composer, no longer than 7 minutes

 

  • Participants of Divisions V- VI:

Submit a video (YouTube link) of 2 pieces or movement(s) of Sonata no longer than 12 minutes, for example:

  1. Prelude by Sergei Rachmaninoff Op. 23. No. 4

  2. Prelude and Fugue by Dmitry Shostakovich (would be considered one piece)

 

  • Participants of Division VII:

Submit a video (YouTube link) of 2 pieces or movement(s) of Sonata, no longer than 12 minutes

  • Participants of Division VIII (pianists only):

Submit a 50 to 60 min. video (YouTube link) with a program consisting of pieces by Russian composers (which may include Soviet era composers and composers of the XXI century)

Vocal

 

  • Participants of Divisions III-VII:

Submit a video recording (YouTube link) of 2 pieces (genre of Art Song or operatic aria) by any Russian composer. All pieces should be performed in their original (Russian) language.

* Competition is not responsible for travel or accommodation expenses of the participants.

 

                                                                                    

          

 

 

 

 

          

                            

           

                         

           

              

                   

                        

                

                      

         

            

           

         

       

           

Here is application form. Please, download it and fill out. Also, you can apply online

Pay your application fee online here:

Triumph Music Festival

P.O. Box 370

Devon, PA 19333