REGULATIONS 2nd International Symphony Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS countries and Eastern Europe named after Michal Kleofas Oginski Molodechno, Republic of Belarus

Published Date

Russian Musical Union
International Guild of Young Musicians
“MolOt International Group” of the Russian Musical Union
Chief Directorate for Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the
Minsk Regional Executive Committee
Educational Institution “Molodechno State Music College named after
M.K. Oginski”
Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music
Belarusian Society of Contemporary Music

REGULATIONS
2nd International Symphony Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS countries and Eastern Europe named after Michal Kleofas Oginski
Molodechno, Republic of BelarusMolodechno, Republic of Belarus, 2020

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS


1.1. The 2nd International Symphony Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS countries and Eastern Union named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, which is to be held in Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus (hereafter referred to as the “Contest”) is organized and held in order to support young composers from the CIS countries and Eastern Europe.
1.2. These Regulations for the 2nd International Symphonic Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS countries and Eastern Europe named after Michal Kleofas Oginski, which is to be held in Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus (hereafter referred to as the “Regulations”) provides the procedure and conditions of the Contest for 2020 and 2021.
1.3. The Contest is initiated and organized by:
• “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union;
• Belarus Branch of “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians (Belarus MolOt);
• Honored Band of the Republic of Belarus, Symphony Orchestra of Educational Institution “Molodechno State Music College named after
M.K. Oginski”; and
• Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music.
1.4. Detailed information about the date, time and venue of the Contest is available from the official websites of the IGYM “InternationalMolOt” by RMU: www.youngcomposers.ru , Molodechno State Musical College named after MK Oginsky: www.molmk.by , and the Russian Musical Union: www.rmu.org.ru

 

2. GOALS AND OBECTIVES OF THE CONTEST


2.1. The Contest is established and held in order to:
2.1.1. Strengthen cultural and creative relationships between composers from different countries and regions;
2.1.2. Give an impetus to contemporary composers to compose music for orchestra bands;
2.1.3. Identify new composers and compositions worth of attention; and
2.1.4. Publish collections of compositions created by winners of the Contest, which will bring such composition to public attention.
2.2. The objectives of the Contest include bringing creative work of contemporary composers to public attention of the public and occupational organizations in order to promote music of such composers both at the local and international level, and to coordinate efforts of the public and such occupational organizations in this field.

 

3. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE COMPETITION


3.1. In order to hold events aimed at achieving the goals and meeting the objectives of the Contest, the following structures shall be established:
• An Organizing Committee, which shall organize and hold the Contest, provide organizational support of events within the framework of the Contest, and take any and all other actions within its authority and powers provided for herein; and
• A jury of the Contest (hereafter referred to as the “Jury”), which shall select participants of the Contest, determine winners of the Contest, ensure equal rights and observance of such rights for all participants of the Contest, and take any and all other actions within its authority and powers provided for herein.
3.2. The Organizing Committee shall include the Initiators of the Contest listed in Clause 1.3 of these Regulations.
The Organizing Committee shall determine the timeframe within which the Contest will be held, organize events within the framework of the Contest, form the Jury, provide information support of the Contest, get partners and other organizations on board for finding solutions to organizational, financial and technical issues related to organization and holding of the Contest, and take any and all other actions provided for herein.
3.3. The Initiators of the Contest have the exclusive right to any photo, audio and video materials taken at events held within the framework of the Contest, and to recording, distribution and broadcasting of such materials in mass media for the purpose of highlighting the Contest and bringing it to public attention. Transfer (alienation) of the exclusive right to the materials detailed in this Clause in full to the Organizing Committee is an essential condition for the latter to grant the right (permit) for photo or video shooting and audio recording of events held within the framework of the Contest to any third parties. At the same time, no remuneration shall be paid to authors or any other right holders of such materials. Further use of such materials by the Organizing Committee will be possible as long as the Organizing Committee publishes acknowledgement to the authors of such materials.
3.4. Members of the Jury shall be selected by the Organizing Committee among famous Russian and foreign composers representing various regional composer schools and different styles of contemporary academic music. The composition of the Jury formed by the Organizing Committee is provided in Annex No.1 to these Regulations.
3.5. The Jury scores pieces of music presented by participants of the Contest and determines award and prize winners of the Contest by voting. Any decision made by the Jury is final and shall not be revised. Should any dispute arise, it shall be resolved by the Chair of the Jury.

 

4. TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE CONTEST


4.1. The Contest shall be held within the period from 30th May 2020 until 02nd June 2020.
4.2. The following composers are deemed eligible for participation in the Contest: young composers 14 (fourteen) to 35 (thirty five) years old, who are citizens of any CIS country or any other country and study at secondary and higher musical educational institutions, or are post-graduate students, assistants or apprentices, or graduate students of higher musical educational institutions, or young fellows of the Russian Musical Union, any composers’ union in the country they come from, any regional composers’ union of the Russian Federation or any other specific union in the field of music and arts (hereafter referred to as a “Participant”).
4.3. Terms of participation in the Contest:
4.3.1. To participate in the Contest a Participant shall provide a piece of music (hereafter referred to as the “Composition”) composed by him/her for the Contest specifically, which shall not be played publically before the date on which the Contest is held (Clause 4.1 of these Regulations). Compositions which are played publically before the date of the Contest (Clause 4.1 of the Regulations) are not eligible.
4.3.2. Every participant is entitled to present just one Composition at the Contest.
4.3.3. Together with the Composition, a Participant shall also provide a narrative description (in .pdf or .docx format) of the concept of his/her Composition (no more than 150 words), including a Participant’s motto.
4.3.4. Duration of a Composition played at the Contest shall not exceed the limit of 5 (five) to 8 (eight) minutes. Compositions shorter than 5 (five) minutes or longer than 8 (eight) minutes shall not be considered and are not eligible for the Contest.
4.3.5. A Composition shall contain a full printed score in .pdf (compulsory), .sib (if possible) and .mus (not advisable) formats (Normal Staff Size shall be at least 6.0 mm, or preferably 7.0 mm). In case of scores written by hand, a scanned copy in .pdf format shall be provided, and the manuscript shall be neat and legible. Compositions containing scores which do not meet the requirements to the normal staff size set forth in this Clause shall not be considered and are not eligible to be presented at the Contest.
4.3.6. A composition shall be accompanied by a high-quality audio file with the Composition (demo version) (bit depth of at least 16 bits and sampling rate of at least 44.1 kHz).
4.3.7. Participants of the Contest, who are eligible for participation as authors of the selected Compositions, shall grant the right to use the Compositions to be presented at the Contest to the Initiators of the Contest on conditions of a simple (non-exclusive) license effective all around the world for 10 (ten) years starting from 30th May 2020 as follows: the Compositions can be reproduced on any carriers and in any form whatsoever without any limitation of the number of copies (circulation), distribution, public performance, public demonstration, import, broadcasting, cable transmission, re-broadcasting, translation or any other remake or way to bring the Compositions to public attention. Furthermore, the Initiators shall be entitled to grant the right to use such Compositions to any other parties (sublicensees) without prior consent of the authors or any other holders of the rights to such Compositions (the right to enter into sublicense agreements). The simple (non-exclusive) license detailed in this Clause shall be provided to the Organizing Committee without compensation or further remuneration. The Initiators of the Contest are not obliged to provide any reports on use of such Compositions to Participants.
Providing the simple (non-exclusive) license stipulated in this Clause to the Organizing Committee is an essential condition of eligibility for participation in the Contest.
4.4. Participation in the Contest will be anonymous, i.e. the author of a Composition presented at the Contest shall be unknown. All Compositions presented at the Contest shall be identified by the Composition motto specified by the Participant on the front page of the Composition. In order to ensure anonymous participation in the Contest, an application for participation in the Contest shall be submitted in electronic form in two parts:
4.4.1. 1st part of the application for participation in the Contest:
A Composition including the full score and an audio file, which shall be sent by a Participant in a separate e-mail to the Organizing Committee of the Content: compmoloforum@gmail.com, with the following subject: [full score + Participant’s motto for the Contest], by 30th May 2020. Such e-mail shall not contain Participant’s first and last name;
4.4.2. 2nd part of the application for participation in the Contest:
Participant’s first and last name shall be sent in an additional e-mail. Such information shall be sent to the address of the Organizing Committee of the Contest: compmoloforum@gmail.com with the following subject: [application for participation in the composers’ contest] by 01th June 2020.
4.5. The 2nd part of the application for participation in the Contest, which is detailed in Clause 4.4.2 of these Regulations, shall contain the following details (information) about the Participant of the Contest:
4.5.1. Participant’s full name;
4.5.2. Participant’s date and place of birth;
4.5.3. The country and city in which the Participant resides;
4.5.4. Participant’s motto written on the front page of his/her composition;
4.5.5. The title of the Composition to be presented at the Contest;
4.5.6. Participant’s place of employment/study as of the day on which the Contest is held;
4.5.7. Participant’s cell or home telephone number;
4.5.8. Participant’s e-mail;
4.5.9. Participant’s consent to reproduction, publication, public performance and bringing to public attention of the Composition and its audio recording (demo version) sent by the Participant, which shall be given to the Initiators of the Contest in a free form;
4.5.10. Narrative description of the concept of the Composition by the Participant (no more than 150 words); and
4.5.11. Participant’s consent to personal data processing by the Organizing Committee and the Initiators of the Contest for the purpose of the Contest (free-form consent).
4.6. The Contest will be held by correspondence. However, on-site participation will also be possible provided that the common conditions of anonymousness (Clause 4.4.2 of these Regulations) are met. Should Participant’s identity be disclosed before publication of results of the Contest, such Composition shall not be considered and presented at the Contest, and the Participant shall not be deemed eligible for participation.
4.7. The symphony orchestra playing a Composition shall include:


Flauto Piccolo
Flauti 1,2
Oboi 1,2
Corno inglese
Clarinetti 1,2
Clarinetto basso
Fagotti 1,2
Corni 1,2,3,4
Trombe 1,2,3,4
Tromboni 1,2,3
Tuba
Percussioni (4esecutori)
Piano
Violini 1 - 5 pulti
Violini 2 - 5 pulti
Viole - 3 pulti
Celli - 5 pulti
Contrabassi - 3 pulti


Additional musical instruments, such as an acoustic guitar, bass guitar or piano (if a harp is included in the score, it shall be replaced by the piano), can be included.


4.8. Taking into account the orchestra composition detailed in Clause 4.7 of these Regulations, Participants of the Contest agree that any score of a Composition for a chamber orchestra or an incomplete symphony orchestra will be rejected. Participants of the Contest shall take the above list as a reference for their scores they sent for participation in the Contest. The only exception can be made for an incomplete group of brass instruments and coupled (double) symphony orchestra. Participants can use ethnic and electronic instruments in their Compositions. However, if a Participant using musical instruments which are unconventional for symphony orchestra wins an award, such Participant shall independently provide such instruments and deliver them for rehearsal and performance within the framework of the Contest (which are expected to take place in spring 2021). If a Participant fails to provide such instruments, the respective Composition shall be excluded from participation in the performance mentioned in this Clause.
• On the basis of results of the Contest, which shall be held in the form of online voting, the Jury shall select 4 (four) best Compositions among all Composition presented at the Contest. The Composition shall be scored by addition of votes of members of the Jury casted for each Composition presented at the Contest. The abovementioned 4 (four) best Compositions selected by the Jury on the basis of results of the Contest will be played within the framework of a Concert Opening of the 6th International Symphony Orchestra Workshop Forum of the CIS Countries named after Michal Kleofas Oginski “Workshop-2020: Belarus” of the International Workshops of “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union to be held in Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus in spring 2021.
4.9. Participants of the Contest who are recognized as the best ones within the framework of the Contest will be awarded diplomas.

 

5. FINAL PROVISIONS


5.1. These Regulations will come into effect as soon as they are approved (signed) by the Organizing Committee.
5.2. The Regulations can be amended and/or supplemented as decided by the Organizing Committee.
5.3. The Organizing Committee reserves the exclusive right to take the following actions at any time:
а) To supplement and (or) amend the Regulations;
b) To cancel the Regulations and/or recognize it ineffective in full or partially;
c) To revise the Regulations; and
d) To amend and/or supplement the Regulations in terms of the title, number of nominations, awardees and prizewinners of the Contest, and any other conditions of the Contest and associated events.
5.4. Any and all amendments and supplements to and revisions of the Regulations will come into effect as soon as they are approved by the Organizing Committee, unless otherwise specified by the Organizing Committee directly and explicitly.
5.5. The Initiators of the Contest bear no obligations with regard disclosing any information and details about the Contest and organizational events related to it to any third parties, unless otherwise provided by current laws of the Russian Federation.
5.6. Any and all claims of individual persons and/or legal entities, which are related to organization and holding the Contest or to participation in it, and/or any claims resulting from or in connection with the Regulations and their consequences shall be considered by the Organizing Committee, unless otherwise provided in current laws of the Russian Federation.
5.7. The Organizing Committee shall be held free from any indemnification of any possible and/or actual loss, expenses incurred by Participants and third parties and/or any other amounts paid by them in relation with events held within the framework of the Contest, excluding those directly and explicitly provided for herein.
5.8. All disputes and controversies which may stem from or in connection with the Contest and its results or the Regulations either directly or indirectly shall be resolved by negotiations.
5.9. All titles in these Regulations are provided for convenience only and shall not be taken into account. Titles and numbers of the sections are for reference and shall not determine, restrict or change the meaning, content and interpretation of the Regulations.
5.10. Any loss and damage incurred by the Organizing Committee and/or third parties as a result of infringement of copyright and/or neighbouring rights by a Participant of the Contest with regard to a Composition presented at the Contest shall be indemnified by such infringing Participant.
5.11. The following Annex is appended hereto, which is an integral part of these Regulations:
Annex No.1 – “Composition of the Jury of the __th International Symphony Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS Countries and Eastern Europe named after Michal Kleofas Oginski to be Held in Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus”.

 

6. CONTACT DETAILS

Organizing Committee of the Contest
Address: ______________
Tel.: ______________
E-mail: compmoloforum@gmail.com

Official websites on which information about the Contest will be available:
Website of the Contest: ____________
Website of the Russian Musical Union: www.rmu.org.ru.

These Regulations were approved by the Organizing Committee of the Contest on:
“____” ____________ 2020

Annex No.1
to the Regulations for the 2nd International Symphony Orchestra Contest
for Young Composers from the CIS Countries and Eastern Europe
named after Michal Kleofas Oginski
to be held in Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus
Approved by the Organizing Committee of the Contest on
“___” ___________ 2020

Composition of the Jury
2nd International Symphony Orchestra Contest for Young Composers from the CIS Countries and Eastern Europe named after Michal Kleofas Oginski
Molodechno, the Republic of Belarus

Yaroslav SUDZILOVSKIY (Moscow) – a composer, the founder of Youth Branch of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation (MolOt), the Chair of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union, a member of the Board of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation and of the Board of the Russian Musical Union, the Art Director of a project of permanent international composer education “Workshop” (“Tsekh”) of the International Workshops of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union, and the Chair of the Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music


Grigoriy SOROKO (Belarus) – a conductor, Honoured Culture Worker of the Republic of Belarus, the Chair of the Music Workers’ Union of Minsk region, and the Director of Molodechno State Music College named after M.K. Oginski


Vladimir KOBEKIN (Yekaterinburg-Moscow) – a composer, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, prizewinner of the State Prize of the USSR, Member of the Board of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation, Honoured Arts Worker of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and a D. Shostakovich prize winner


Snezhana PYSLAR (Moldova) – a composer, a member of the Union of Composers and Musicologists of the Republic of Moldova, a teacher at Academy of Music, Theatre and Fine Arts of the Republic of Moldova, DA in Art Criticism and Cultural Studies, and a member of the College of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union


Dmitry LYBIN (Belarus) – a composer, the Chair of the Belarusian Society of Contemporary Music, Vice-Chair of the Belarusian-Russian Association of Contemporary Music, and a member of the College of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union


Alexandra CHMIELEWSKA (Poland) – a composer, and the Chair of the “Kolo mlodych” Polish Young Composers’ Union


Alexey PILATOV (Belarus) – a composer, the Chair of the Belarus Branch of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union, and a member of the College of the “MolOt International Group” International Guild of Young Musicians of the Russian Musical Union, teacher in Molodechno State Music College named after M.K. Oginski.