The International Competition of Musical Performance
“Kamerton Competition” (by videos)
Aims and objectives of the Competition
- Development of musical performance among children and youth.
- Aesthetic education of the younger generation.
- Exchange of educational experience in the field of culture and art.
- Identification and encouragement of talented pupils, students, educators and accompanists.
- Creation of conditions for creative self-actualization of young musicians.
- Dissemination of experience of leading masters in the field of musical art.
- Involving public representatives, students, pupils and talented young musicians in cultural events.
Dates and participants of the Competition
The Competition is held in absentia by video recordings from June 1 to June 30, 2020.
- June 1 – June 20 – Acceptance of applications.
- June 20 – June 25 – Viewing video performances by jury members.
- June 25 – June 30 – Announcement of the results by posting information with ratings on the Competition official page.
Any interested person from all regions of Russia and other countries can take part in the Competition. Pupils of children’s music schools, art schools, students of educational institutions of secondary and higher professional education, studying in the following specialities:
Bowed string instruments
- Double bass
- French horn
- Percussion instruments
- Folk stage
- Instrumental and vocal
The Competition participants are divided into the following age groups:
- “Debut” – 5-6 years old;
- “A” – junior group – 7-9 years old;
- “B” – middle group – 10-12 years old;
- “C” – senior group – 13-15 years old;
- “D” – youth group – 16-21 years old;
- “E” – students of secondary and higher educational institutions – 22-26 years old;
- “F” – prof – from 26 years and older;
- “G”- accompaniment mastery – no age limits;
- “H” – ensembles, choirs and orchestras – the age category in ensembles is determined by the youngest participant. Within one category up to 20 per cent of participants of different age are allowed;
- The participant’s age is indicated at the time of recording the video.
- The jury includes outstanding musicians – performers, teachers of secondary specialized and higher educational institutions of Moscow.
The jury reserves the right to
- Award not all prizes.
- Share prizes among the participants.
- Award special prizes, encouragement prizes established in honour of the Competition by cultural organizations, educational organizations, creative organizations, enterprises, commercial organizations, foundations.
- Award best teachers and accompanists with diplomas.
- If a jury member is associated with the participant or is his/her teacher, he/she does not participate in the voting when evaluating the results of listening to this competitor.
- The jury’s decision is final and not subject to any revision.
- The jury’s recommendations on the programme performed will be published on the Competition official website.
General requirements for competitive works
At the Competition they are performed at the participant’s option.
- Two diverse works.
- One detailed composition.
- 1 or 2 and 3 parts of a sonata or concerto.
- The programme must be appropriate to the year of study (i.e. not facilitated).
- All solo works must be performed by heart.
- Instrumental duets and ensembles performance is allowed to be played by note.
- Due to the difficult epidemiological situation, recording without accompanist or to accompanist’s instrumental is allowed.
- The performance duration must strictly correspond to the timing, if not complied, the application is not accepted for consideration and the fee is not refundable.
- “Debut” group soloists – maximal duration of 7 minutes;
- “A” group soloists – maximal duration of 10 minutes;
- “B” group soloists – maximal duration of 12 minutes;
- “C” group soloists – maximal duration of 15 minutes;
- “D”, “E”, “F” groups soloists – maximal duration of 20 minutes;
- “Accompanist mastery” – maximal duration of 20 minutes;
- Ensembles – maximal duration of 15 minutes.
Performance evaluation criteria
- Mastery and technique.
- The accuracy of the author’s text performance.
- Quality of performance – intonation, rhythm, musicality, depth of disclosure of the imagery of works performed.
Performances of the participants are evaluated on a 10-point scale. Then the arithmetic mean is determined.
- Grand Prix – 10 points;
- 1 Degree Laureate – 9 to 9.9 points;
- 2 Degree Laureate – 8 to 8.9 points;
- 3 Degree Laureate – 7 to 7.9 points;
- Diploma Winner – 5 to 6.9 points;
- Certificate of the Participant – below 5 points.
Prizes and awards
- The Competition winners are awarded with the titles of laureates of 1, 2, 3 degrees and diploma winners.
- Special diplomas and prizes for artistry and virtuosity are established.
- Special diplomas are established for teachers, who have trained the Competition winners, for professional educational skills, and accompanists.
Procedure and financial conditions of the Competition
- The Competition takes place in absentia in one round.
- The Competition programmes are performed by heart.
- To participate in the Competition, you must send an application in electronic form with the compulsory indication of the return address, postal code, contact phone number and e-mail address.
The following are attached to the form completed:
- Link to the video of the programme performed;
- Copy of the participant’s birth certificate or passport;
- Copy of the payment receipt of the entry fee indicating the purpose of payment: “Kamerton Competition”, the participant’s name, the group’s name.
- After registration is complete, the programme specified in the application cannot be changed. If you refuse to participate in the Competition, the entry fee is not refunded.
An application can only be sent together with a complete set of the accompanying materials and documents listed above. The application is sent through a special form on the Competition page which will be active from June 1, 2020. The deadline for submitting applications is June 20, 2020.
* In case of difficulties with sending via the website, the copied and completed registration form along with the attached documents can be sent until June 20, 2020 to the Organizing Committee by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following message in the letter subject:
“Kamerton Competition” application.
- The organizing committee has the right to both stop and extend the acceptance of applications.
- The organizing committee has the right to use video materials provided by participants for competitive viewing for advertising purposes to popularize the Competition. Fees for the use of materials are not paid.
- By their application the participants agree with the terms of the Competition, coverage of the event in the media, as well as the processing of their personal data.
The entrance fee of the Competition participant of all age groups and nominations (solo, ensemble, choir, orchestra)
- With sending the diploma in electronic form by e-mail – 1.500 rubles.
- With sending of the diploma in paper form by registered letter (“Post of Russia”) – 1.800 rubles.
- Diplomas will be sent in a single copy to both the soloist and the ensemble.
- Diplomas will be sent within 10 days after the publication of the results.
The data in the Diplomas (participant’s surname and name, teacher’s full name, accompanist’s full name, institution name) are entered from the application received from the participant. Check the correctness of all entered information before sending the application. After the Diploma has been sent, no changes are made to it.
- An up-to-date video taken no earlier than September 1, 2019 is accepted for the Competition.
- The file must be uploaded to www.youtube.com or via Cloud Mail.Ru, Yandex.Disk, Google Drive services. Only links to watch the video are accepted.
- Professional and high-quality amateur filming of the performance programme, recorded on a camcorder or camera mounted on a tripod, recorded on a smartphone on a tripod or on a static stand, located no further than 5 meters (in case of recording in a concert hall) is allowed.
- Recording made during the period of self-isolation at home, recorded on a camcorder or camera mounted on a tripod, recording made on a smartphone mounted on a tripod or on a static stand is allowed.
- IMPORTANT! Video recording must be made without turning off and stopping the video camera, first and until the end of the performance of one work, i.e. the work is performed without stopping and editing. Pauses in recordings between works are allowed. During the programme performance the hands, the instrument and the performer’s face must be clearly visible on the video.
- The recording must not contain editing and special effects.
Video files sent by e-mail attachment or a link to download will not be accepted.