Friedrich Lips, Concert Artist, Professor
IV International Competition of Bayan and Accordion Players
11 to 18 December 2005, Moscow, Russia
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General Conditions

IV International Competition of bayan and accordion players is to be held in Moscow from 11 up to 18 December 2005. It will be open to musicians aged not below 18 and not over 32 at the time of the Competition.

Condition of the Competition

The Competition will be held in three rounds - two preliminary and the final. All three rounds are open to the public. The order of performances will be decided by drawing lots and kept to the end of the Competition.

The contestant is free to play on the bayan or accordion of any type, size, model except those equipped with electronics or amplifiers.

The participant has to give copies of the unpublished musical material of the first and second rounds in duplicate at registration.

The Organizing Committee of the International Competition of bayan and accordion players will send the music for pieces to be performed in the third round to the contestant after having received his/her application for participation.

Not more than 50% of the contestants are admitted to the second round.

Not more than 6 performers will be selected for the final round according to the largest quantity of marks as a result of the previous rounds.

In case of equal marks the winner will be chosen from the contestant that played all rounds of the Competition in memory. All those not admitted to the third round will be awarded with a certificates of honour.

The Organizing Committee of the International Competition of bayan and accordion players awards 3 prizes and 3 diplomas:

1st prize - 150 000 rubles (about 5,000 US Dollars)
2nd prize - 105 000 rubles (about 3,500 US Dollars
3rd prize - 60 000 rubles (about 2,000 US Dollars)

Those awarded by diplomas will be presented by an encouraging prize of 15 000 rubles (about 500 USD) The prizes will be given in rouble equivalent according to the rate of CB RF with the deduction of the taxes in accordance with existing rules and regulations of Russia on the day of payment.

The decision of the Jury is final and cannot be appealed.

The Jury has the right:
a) not to award one or more prizes and diplomas.
b) to divide prizes and diplomas between candidates. The 1st prize will be not divided.
c) to award special prizes.

All winners are obliged to participate free of charge in the concerts immediately following the Competition as part of their award. All contestants shall agree to have their performances recorded, filmed or broadcasted on radio or television anywhere in the world. The Organizing Committee has the exclusive right to record all the rounds of the Competition on CD, audio and video cassettes.

The Organizing Committee will provide accommodation in Moscow for the competitor for the duration of the rounds in which he/she actively participates. Those of the competitors who will refuse to participate in the competition may stay in Moscow at their own expenses. Contestants eliminated in the first or second rounds may stay in Moscow until the end of the competition for payment of 50 % of the accomodation cost. Foreign participants must agree to make all the visa arrangements in the Russian Embassy or Consulates after receiving the official invitation from the Organizing Committee.

Only the Russian text will be considered valid in the case of dispute and Russian Law will prevail.


1st Round
A. One of the following works on the choice of the competitor: J.S.Bach - Prelude and Fugue from "WTC" vol.2
D. Shostakovitch - Prelude and Fugue from the cycle "24 Preludes and Fugues"

B. P.I. Tchaikovsky - one piece from the cycle "The Seasons"

C. Piece in Virtuoso style

2nd Round
Original music including a cyclic work
Duration of the programme 25-30 min.

3rd Round
One of the Concertos:

Efrem Podgaitz: Concerto for bayan and chamber orchestra
Viatcheslav Semionov: "Frescoes" Concerto for bayan and chamber orchestra


Friedrich Lips, Chairman, Russia Professor at the Russian Academy of Music, Moscow
Max Bonnay, France Professor at the National Conservatory, Paris
Voin Vasovic, Serbia and Montenegro Professor at the Conservatory of Kragujevac
Sergey Kolobkov, Russia Academician of the Russian Open Society, Professor at the Russian Academy of Music, Moscow.
Mie Miki, Germany, Japan Professor at the High School of Music and Theatre, Essen
Joseph Macerollo, Canada Professor at the University of Toronto
Owen Murray, Great Britain Professor at the London Royal Academy of Music
Lech Puchnowsky, Poland Professor at the Chopin Academy of Music, Warsaw
Matti Rantanen, Finland Professor at the Sibelius Academy of Music, Helsinki
Vacheslav Semionov, Russia Professor at the Russian Academy of Music, Moscow
Pavel Fenjuk, Ukraine Professor at the National Academy, Kiev
Cao Xiao-Qing, China Professor at National Conservatory, Beijing
Claudio Jacomucci, Italy Winner of the international competitions


Application Form. Download this pdf Acrobat file to print out the competition application form.

Applications deadline is September 30th, 2005.
Applications must be sent to the following address: Russia 109240, Moscow, P.O. box 39, for Gataoullin
Phone/Fax: +7 095 7712838 Contact E-mail:
Applications must be sent to the following address E-mail:

The following documents must be enclosed with the application:
a) the copy birth certificate
b) certificate of musical education (copy);
c) a brief curriculum vitae with particulars of training, awards and diplomas (resume);
d) two recent professional references of a music organization, a music school or two prominent musicians;
e) two recent glossy photographs size 13 x 18 cm.
f) programme of the rounds.
Applications shall be typed or written in capital letters in Russian, English or German.
An entrance fee of 3000 rubels (about 100 USD) for foreign applicants is to be inserted to the Organizing Committee on arriving to the Competition.
Each candidate shall be notified by the Organizing Committee of his tentative inclusion in the list of contestants within one month after his application and all the required documents were received by the Organizing Committee.

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