Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire
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under the chairmanship of Yu.Bashmet

December 23 to 30, 1997


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The Competition Regulations


The Third International Viola Competition is open to musicians not older than 40 years old in the year of Competition.

The Competition will be held in four rounds: three preliminary (qualifying) Rounds and one final Round (with orchestra). All competition auditions are held open to public. The order of performances will be decided by drawing lots.

The Organizing Committee of the III International Viola Competition offers the following prizes:

Grand Prix - US$ 10,000
First Prize - US$ 6,000
Second Prize - US$ 4,000
Third Prize - US$ 2,000

Special Prize - US$ 1000 "For the best performance of a work by Russian composer "

for participants performing one of the following pieces in part A of Second Round:

Shostakovich Sonata No. 147 bis for viola and piano
Druzhinin Sonata for viola solo
Golovin Sonata-breve for viola and piano
Roslavetz one of the two sonatas for viola and piano
Raskatov Sonata for viola and piano

Special Prize - US$ 1000 "For the best performance of J.S.Bach's works"

(summing up the results of the competition)

Special Prize - US$ 1500 "For the best ensemble"

(summing up the results of the competition)

Special Prize - US$ 1000 " To the best accompanist"


The Jury of the Competition reserves the rights:

1. Not to award all the prizes

2. To share the prize between several competitors

3. Not to listen to the whole programme ( with the exception of the 4th Round)


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