Competition program

To continue, click on the appropriate nomination from the list below.

  • Special Nomination: «Prize of Hope» 

    In solo nominations: classics (xylophone and snare drum) – up to 9 years (one piece on a xylophone and one on a snare drum: up to 10 minutes)

    Marching drum – up to 14 years

    Vibraphone – up to 10 years

    Marimba – up to 10 years

    Drum set – 10 years

    Multi-percussion and timpani – up to 16 years

    Conditions: In all nominations (classics an exception) one piece up to 7 minutes.

    Organizational fee – on a general basis for all contestants in all categories.

    The application for participation must be sent by April 14, 2019 inclusive.

    Prize fund: Each nomination has one prize-winning place: Diploma- “Prize of Hope” and

    special prize from the sponsors of the competition.

  • I Nomination: «Solo on Orchestral Percussions» (Xylophone and Snare Drum)

    The competition is held in two rounds. Age categories:

    1. 9 – 12 years
      The Program of Competition. The First round Each participant must have his accompanist. If necessary, the Organizing Committee provides a guest accompanist by the contestant.
      Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted. In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
      The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14.

      On this page you can download free sheet music for xylophone and snare.

      For age categories 9 – 12 years

        1. Two compositions on a xylophone:

        Compulsory composition: S. Prokofev «Tarantella» (download notes)
        One composition for choice:

        One composition on a snare drum (recommended, but not compulsory):

      All works are performed by memory. The program is chosen according to the general musical and professional training level of the participant. Performing on a snare drum and percussion is allowed by reading notes.

      The Program of Competition. The Second Round.

      Three nominees from each age group go to the next round. If the level of all the nominees is high, the jury has the right to choose the additional number of participants.

      Criteria for evaluation The repertoire must be appropriate to the age, individual features artist and best reveal the skills of the playing on the xylophone, snare drum and other percussion instruments orchestra. The competition jury will mark the sound quality, musicality, artistry, and general musical training participant.

    2. 13 – 15 years
      The Program of Competition. The First round Each participant must have his accompanist. If necessary, the Organizing Committee provides a guest accompanist by the contestant.
      Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted. In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
      The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14.

      On this page you can download free sheet music for xylophone and snare.

      For age categories 13 – 15 years

        1. Two compositions on a xylophone:

        Compulsory composition: A. Doluhanjan «Scherzo» (download notes)

      1. One composition for choice:
        1. Chajkovsky «Russian dance» (download notes)
        2. A. Bazzini «La Ronde des Lutins» (download notes)
        3. F. Suppe Overture to «Poet & Peasant» (download notes)
        4. D. Shostakovich Dance from ballet «Bolt» (download notes)
        5. M. Ptashinskaya «Scherzo» (download notes)
        6. F. Krejsler’s «The Chinese tambourine» (download notes)
        7. I. Gummel «Rondo»
        8. M. de Falla «The Spanish dance»
        9. A. Hachaturjan «Lezginka» from ballet «Gayane» (download notes)

        On a snare drum (recommended, but not mandatory works):

        1. Paliev Etude No.4 or No.6 (download notes)
        2. К. Barlet «Tea without sugar» (download notes)
        3. V. Gajkov «Pursuit» (download notes)
        4. M. Piters Etude No.1 or No.2 (download notes)
      2. All works are performed by memory. The program is chosen according to the general musical and professional training level of the participant. Performing on a snare drum and percussion is allowed by reading notes.

        The Program of Competition. The Second Round.

        Three nominees from each age group go to the next round. If the level of all the nominees is high, the jury has the right to choose the additional number of participants.

        Criteria for evaluation The repertoire must be appropriate to the age, individual features artist and best reveal the skills of the playing on the xylophone, snare drum and other percussion instruments orchestra. The competition jury will mark the sound quality, musicality, artistry, and general musical training participant.

    3. 16 – 20 years
      The Program of Competition. The First round Each participant must have his accompanist. If necessary, the Organizing Committee provides a guest accompanist by the contestant.
      Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted. In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
      The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14.

      On this page you can download free sheet music for xylophone and snare.

      For age categories 16 – 20 years

        1. Two compositions on a xylophone (for choice, one composition of the Russian (Soviet) composer is compulsory):

        Compulsory composition: S. Prokofiev «Scherzo» (download notes)
        One composition for choice:

        1. P. Sarasate «Introduction and tarantella» (download notes)
        2. D. Shostakovich. Dance from ballet «Golden Age» (download notes)
        3. V. Motsart «Rondo» G-dur (download notes)
        4. V. Mozart the overture «Figaro’s wedding» (download notes)
        5. P. Chajkovsky «Valse-Scherzo» (download notes)
        6. Rimsky-Korsakov’s’ «Dance of buffoons» from the opera «Snow Maiden» (download notes)

         

        1. On a snare drum (recommended, but not compulsory):
        2. Kapio «Holder» (download notes) or «Space helicopter» (download notes)
        3. S. Pratt «The Trojan horse» (download notes)
        4. B. Lilloff Etude No.9 (download notes)
        5. G. Butov «Pending trains» (download notes)

      All works are performed by memory. The program is chosen according to the general musical and professional training level of the participant. Performing on a snare drum and percussion is allowed by reading notes.

      The Program of Competition. The Second Round.

      Three nominees from each age group go to the next round. If the level of all the nominees is high, the jury has the right to choose the additional number of participants.

      Criteria for evaluation The repertoire must be appropriate to the age, individual features artist and best reveal the skills of the playing on the xylophone, snare drum and other percussion instruments orchestra. The competition jury will mark the sound quality, musicality, artistry, and general musical training participant.

     

  • II Nomination: «Classic Percussion Ensemble»

     The contest will be held in one round. Age category:

    • 1 category – up to 17 years inclusive;
    • 2 category – from 18 years.

    In category quintet or more is allowed the participation of two teachers (concertmaster and leader of the ensemble or two illustrators) and up to 25% of participants from other age groups. When applying to provide copies of documents confirming the age of the participants. Contestants of all age categories represent two (2) compositions (the total duration of no more than 15 minutes).

    The total duration of the execution of the program – no more than 10 minutes in view of entry and exit.
    The program can be executed with notes. Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted.
    In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
    The application for the provision of instruments to be sent before April 14.

     

  • III Nomination: «Marching Percussion Ensemble with Elements of Fashion Show»

    The contest will be held in one round. Age category:

    • 1 category – up to 17 years inclusive;
    • 2 category – from 18 years.

    In each age category is allowed the participation of two teachers (concertmaster and leader of the ensemble or two illustrators) and up to 25% of participants from other age groups. When applying to provide copies of documents confirming the age of the participants. Contestants of all age categories represent two (2) compositions (the total duration of no more than 15 minutes).

    The total duration of the execution of the program for the first category – no more than 10 minutes in view of entry and exit.

    For category 2 – not more than 15 minutes in view of entry and exit.
    The program can be executed with notes. Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted.
    In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
    The application for the provision of instruments to be sent before April 14.

     

  • IV Nomination: «Drums Show (Marching Percussion)»

    The contest will be held in two round. Age category:

    • 1 category – up to 17 years inclusive;
    • 2 category – from 18 years.

    1st round

    Free program up to 6 minutes.

    2nd round

    Number (show) under a pre-selected song.

    Three compositions to choose from:

    • Bruno Mars – That’s What Like
    • Shakira & Freshlyground – Waka Waka
    • Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

    In each age category is allowed the participation of two teachers (concertmaster and leader of the ensemble or two illustrators) and up to 25% of participants from other age groups. When applying to provide copies of documents confirming the age of the participants. Contestants of all age categories represent two (2) compositions (the total duration of no more than 15 minutes).

    The total duration of the execution of the program for the first category – no more than 10 minutes in view of entry and exit.

    For category 2 – not more than 15 minutes in view of entry and exit.
    The program can be executed with notes. Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted.
    In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
    The application for the provision of instruments to be sent before April 14.

     

  • V Nomination: «Ensembles of Ethnic Percussion and Original Genre»

    The contest will be held in one round. Age category:

    • 1 category – up to 17 years inclusive;
    • 2 category – from 18 years.

    In each age category is allowed the participation of two teachers (concertmaster and leader of the ensemble or two illustrators) and up to 25% of participants from other age groups. When applying to provide copies of documents confirming the age of the participants. Contestants of all age categories represent two (2) compositions (the total duration of no more than 15 minutes).

    The total duration of the execution of the program for the first category – no more than 12 minutes in view of entry and exit.

    For category 2-3-4: not more than 15 minutes in view of entry and exit.
    The program can be executed with notes. Implementation of the competition program of the sound track isn’t permitted.
    In the absence of (or problems with transportation) needed percussion instruments will provide the Organizing Committee for the harmonization of the necessary instruments to participate in the competition.
    The application for the provision of instruments to be sent before April 14.

     

     

  • VI Nomination: «Solo on a Drum Kit»

    The competition is held in two rounds. Performing is allowed by reading notes.

    • Age categories:
      • 11 – up to 12 years
        The Program: One compositions in any genre using a soundtrack (phonogram without Drum kit).
        It is allowed to have live accompaniment instead of a soundtrack (keys, bass and rhythm guitar).
        In the second round, Passed into the second round by lot divided in pairs, the performance of two participants (one pair) is held according to the following rules. The moderator sets the theme (the rhythmic reef) and each person must alternately offer a solo composition on the given topic for no more than 1 minute. Only three attempts.
        The application for the provision of instruments, as well as the type of media phonogram must be sent before April 14.
      • 13 – up to 15 years
        The Program: One compositions in any genre using a soundtrack (phonogram without Drum kit).
        It is allowed to have live accompaniment instead of a soundtrack (keys, bass and rhythm guitar).
        In the second round, Passed into the second round by lot divided in pairs, the performance of two participants (one pair) is held according to the following rules. The moderator sets the theme (the rhythmic reef) and each person must alternately offer a solo composition on the given topic for no more than 1 minute. Only three attempts.
        The application for the provision of instruments, as well as the type of media phonogram must be sent before April 14.
      • 16 – up to 19 years
        1. The Program: One compositions in any genre using a soundtrack (phonogram without Drum kit).
          It is allowed to have live accompaniment instead of a soundtrack (keys, bass and rhythm guitar).
          In the second round, Passed into the second round by lot divided in pairs, the performance of two participants (one pair) is held according to the following rules. The moderator sets the theme (the rhythmic reef) and each person must alternately offer a solo composition on the given topic for no more than 1 minute. Only three attempts.
          In the third round, Each participant must in a particular genre play a piece under a live band. Four compositions in four genre formats: jazz, rock, fusion, latino. The draw takes place one hour before the start of the competition. Each participant will be given the opportunity to prepare for the performance by listening to the composition selected during the drawing of lots. In the composition, the participant must necessarily play solo (from 16 to 32 bars), which he negotiates immediately before the performance with the musicians.

          The application for the provision of instruments, as well as the type of media phonogram must be sent before April 14.
      • 20 +
        1. The Program: One compositions in any genre using a soundtrack (phonogram without Drum kit).
          It is allowed to have live accompaniment instead of a soundtrack (keys, bass and rhythm guitar).
          In the second round, Passed into the second round by lot divided in pairs, the performance of two participants (one pair) is held according to the following rules. The moderator sets the theme (the rhythmic reef) and each person must alternately offer a solo composition on the given topic for no more than 1 minute. Only three attempts.
          In the third round, Each participant must in a particular genre play a piece under a live band. Four compositions in four genre formats: jazz, rock, fusion, latino. The draw takes place one hour before the start of the competition. Each participant will be given the opportunity to prepare for the performance by listening to the composition selected during the drawing of lots. In the composition, the participant must necessarily play solo (from 16 to 32 bars), which he negotiates immediately before the performance with the musicians.
          The application for the provision of instruments, as well as the type of media phonogram must be sent before April 14.

      Total duration – no more than 8 minutes

  • VII Nomination: «Vibraphone – solo»
    The competition is held in two rounds.
    The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14. Age categories:

    • 11 – 14 years
      The First roundtwo compositions
      Compulsory composition: Luigi Leguani «Caprice in D flat» from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      One composition for choice:

      Luigi Leguani – “Caprice in C sharp” from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      Luigi Leguani – “Caprice in G flat” from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      W.A,Mozart – “Minuet C dur” from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      W.A,Mozart – “Minuet G dur” from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      Grieg – (op.12) “Dance of the Elves”
      V.Grishin – “The Little Prince”
      Tim Huesgen – “A Vision in a Dream”
      David Kovins – “Morning Glory”
      The Second round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round (may be with audio file). No more than 8 minutes of sound 
      All works are performed by memory.
    • 15 – 18 years
      The First roundtwo compositions
      Compulsory composition: Josef Haydn “Divertimento” from “Solos for the vibraphone Ian Finkel”
      One composition for choice:

      Nothan Daughtrey – “Encantada”
      Ruud Wiener – One composition of “Six solos for vibraphone”
      Ruud Wiener – “Reflecting”
      Ruud Wiener – “Home-made”
      Ruud Wiener – “Rainbow”
      Aubert Lemeland – “Sept preludes” (3 diverse foreplay)
      M.Shmitt – “Reve curieux Fantasie”
      Zivkovic, Nebojsa J. – “Funny Vibraphone Book I” «IX Ballade»
      Igor Lesnik – “Midnight” or “Pieces”
      Bertold Hummel – “Ikonen for Vibraphon”
      C.Santangelo – “La bambola di cristallo” (The crystal doll) or “Carillon d’Amour”
      C.Santangelo – “For you in the sky”
      The Second round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round (may be with audio file). No more than 8 minutes of sound
      All works are performed by memory.
    • 19 – 28 yesrs
      The First roundtwo composition
      Compulsory composition: J.S.Bach 1 part of the participant’s choice from “Suite for Lute in G minor” [BWV 996] (download notes)

      One composition for choice:
      A.C.Jobim – Chega de Saudate “No More Blues” (arr. By G. Burton)
      Zivkovic, Nebojsa J. – “Suomineito”
      Rosauro – “Bem Vindo”
      D.Friedman – “Almost Blue”
      M.Glentworth – “Blues for Gilbert”
      M.Glentworth – “Broken Silence”
      Claude Debussy’s – “Arabesque” Transcription Karen Ervin Pershi
      E.Kopetzki – “Festival Songs”
      E.Podgayts – “Tunes and Rondo”
      A.Lipner – “Kaleidoscope”
      D.Friedman – “Texas Hoedown”
      Aubert Lemeland – “Ballade”
      Aubert Lemeland – “Night vibes”
      Ruud Wiener – “Latin Song”

      The Second round
      One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round. Solo, without accompaniment (may be with audio file). No more than 8 minutes of sound.
      All works are performed by memory. Possible to perform original compositions with the audio file.

     

     

  • VIII Nomination: «Marimba – solo»
    The competition is held in two rounds.
    The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14. Age categories:

    • 11 – 14 years
      The First roundtwo compositions
      Compulsory composition: Zivkovic, Nebojsa J. – “Samurai Battle” from “Funny Mallets, Book 1”

      One composition for choice:
      Abe, Keiko – “Frogs”
      Zivkovic, Nebojsa J. – One of the pieces “Funny Mallets, Book 1”
      Ruud Wiener – One of the “5 pieces for Anais” or “5 pieces for Aninya”
      A.Gomes – “Rain dance”
      N.Rosauro – One prelude of “3 Preludes for solo marimba”
      Séjourné, Emmanuel – “General Life”
      K.Debussy – “La petit Negre”

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round (may be with audio file). No more than 10 minutes of sound.
      All works are performed by memory.

    • 15 – 18 years
      The First roundtwo compositions
      Compulsory composition: J.Bach One part of the “6 Cello Suites” (solo) (download)

      One composition for choice:
      Alice Gomez- “Marimba Flamenca”
      Rich O’Meara – “Restless”
      Schmitt, Matthias – “Ghanaia”
      Sejourne, Emmanuel – “Nancy”
      Miyake, Kazunori – “Chain”
      Sejourne, Emmanuel – “Katamiya”
      Zivkovic, Nebojsa J. – One of the pieces “Funny Mallets, Book 1”
      Zivkovic, Nebojsa J – “Three unforgettable pieces”
      L.Kaiser – “Black Sphinx”
      R. Gipson – “Monograph 1V”
      Keiko Abe – “Michi”
      Keiko Abe – “Dream of the Cherry Blossoms”
      Keiko Abe – “Wind in the Bamboo Grove”

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round (may be with audio file). No more than 10 minutes of sound.
      All works are performed by memory.

    • 19 – 28 years
      The First roundtwo compositions
      Compulsory composition: J.Bach – Two diverse parts of “6 Cello Suites” (solo) (download)

      One composition for choice:
      Zivkovic, Nobojsa J. – “Funny Marimba, Book 2”
      Keiko Abe – “Memories of the Seashore”
      Abe,Keiko  “Reflections on Japanese Childrens Songs”
      Keiko Abe – “Ancient Vase”
      Keiko Abe – “Wind Sketch”
      Keiko Abe – “Marimba d’amore”
      Gordon Stout – “Two Mexican Dances”
      Minoru Miki – “Time for marimba”
      Paul Smadbeck – “Virginia Tate”
      Donald Skoog – “Water Fire”
      Eckhard Kopetzki – “Kaskada”
      Markus Halt – “Marimbics”
      Eric Sammut – “Rotations 1, 2, 3, 4” (as minimum two pieces to choose)
      Michael Burritt – “Caritas”
      N.J. Zivkovic – “Ilijas”
      N.J. Zivkovic – “Ultimatum I”
      Joseph Schwantner – “Velocities”
      Andrew Thomas – “Merlin”

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round (may be with audio file). No more than 10 minutes of sound
      All works are performed by memory.

     

  • IX Nomination: «Multi Percussion and Timpani»

    The competition is held in two rounds. Performing is allowed by reading notes.

    • The age group from 18 to 28 years.
    • Each participant to choose one composition performed on timpani (also available in one part of the large-scale works) and one on the multipercussion.No more than 12 minutes of sound.
    • The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14.

     

  • X Nomination: «Snare Drum – solo»
    The competition is held in two rounds. The jury will separately evaluate the use of the elements of the defile of the hands of the contestant during the performance. Performing is allowed by reading notes.
    The program of performance and application instruments should be sent before April 14.
    Age categories:

    • 15 – 18 years

      The First round – two compositions

      Compulsory composition: Wilcoxon – Rhythmania (download notes)
      One composition for choice:

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round. No more than 5 minutes of sound
      Criteria for evaluation The repertoire should be age-appropriate, the individual characteristics of the artist and the most fully disclose the playing skills on percussion instruments. The jury will mark the quality of sound, musicality, artistry and general musical training participant. Replacement works permitted no later than fifteen (15) working days prior to the competition.

    • 19 – 23 years

      The First round – two compositions

      Compulsory composition: Cappio – Charger (download notes)
      One composition for choice:

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round. No more than 5 minutes of sound
      Criteria for evaluation The repertoire should be age-appropriate, the individual characteristics of the artist and the most fully disclose the playing skills on percussion instruments. The jury will mark the quality of sound, musicality, artistry and general musical training participant. Replacement works permitted no later than fifteen (15) working days prior to the competition.

    • 24 – 28 years

      The First round – two compositions

      Compulsory composition: Basler – My Friend Jospo (download notes)
      One composition for choice:

      • Mitch Marcovic – Stamina (download notes)
      • Robert Bridge – After tornado
      • S.Fink – Sonata for snare drum
      • E.Kopetzki – Concert Suite for solo snare drum
      • Job van Duijnhoven – Colossus (download notes)
      • John S.Pratt – Gladstone cadets (download notes)

      The Second Round One composition of the play’s choice, can be from the list of the 1st round, but didn’t play in the 1st round. No more than 5 minutes of sound
      Criteria for evaluation The repertoire should be age-appropriate, the individual characteristics of the artist and the most fully disclose the playing skills on percussion instruments. The jury will mark the quality of sound, musicality, artistry and general musical training participant. Replacement works permitted no later than fifteen (15) working days prior to the competition.

     

After the competitions there will be master classes by leading experts and consultation of teachers of higher musical institutions.