2 - 5 May 2018
  Baku      Azerbaijan

Adults Childrens's Competitive nature Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Authentic Processed Styled Pop, Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop

Director:  Mrs. Ludmila Pritulchik

Salute to Talents International Project was established in 2008. Salute to Talents is the system of prestigious international festivals-contests for children and youth combined with extensive excursion program. During 2017-2018 academic year (festival season) a range of festivals-contests is held in various cities all around the world. The Super Final of the festival season will be held in October 2018 in Saint-Petersburg. The 1st degree Laureates at any of the festivals-contests, held during the festival season 2017-2018 in the framework of the Salute to Talents project, are allowed to take part in Super Final.


1. Instrumental art: Folk; Classical; Pop; Jazz
2. Vocal art: Folk; Academic; Pop; Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble
3. Choreography: Folk dance; Folk Stylization; Classical dance; Pop dance; Modern dance (Street way); Modern dance (jazz, modern, contemporary ), Modern dance (experimental), Ballroom dancing
4. Theatre: Art of declamation; Drama theatre; Musical; Mimics and Gesture theatre; Fashion performance; Puppet-show
5. Fine art: Painting and graphics; Photo; Craftworks
6. The original genre Group categories of participants:


  • Soloists
  • Small Groups (2-3 participants)
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs (vocal groups over 12 people)
  • Orchestras (instrumental ensembles of more than 8 people)

Age categories of members:

  • Pre-School age group – up 7 years
  • Junior age group – 7-10 years
  • Middle age group – 11-13 years
  • Senior age group – 14 -18 years
  • Mixed junior age group – average age of 12 years or less
  • Mixed senior age group – average age of over 13 years
  • Adult age group – over 18 years

Rules of participation:

Participation in the festival-contest means participation in one nomination, one age category, and one group category. In the frames of one participation:
  • Soloists and small groups present a program of one item with duration not more than 5 minutes.
  • Ensembles, choirs and orchestras present a program of two different items (acts), lasting not more than 4 minutes each. In the nominations “Theatre” and “Instrumental art” (ensembles and orchestras) it is allowed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. In the nomination “Theatre”, in case of availability, there is an opportunity to increase the time of performance till 30 minutes. Wherein, each next 10 minutes should be paid as extra participation. In the nomination “Choreography. Modern dance” it’s aloud to present one performance lasting not more than 8 minutes.
  • Choirs present 2 or more varied songs with duration from 8 till 15 minutes. One song should be sung a capella.

Rehearsals and performances are held strictly in accordance with the schedule provided by the art-manager of the festival-contest. Changes to the concert program are accepted by written notification of the art-manager of the festival not later than 21 day before the beginning of the festival tour.

Participation in the “Fine art” nomination is held in the form of exhibition, which takes place during the festival-contest. In the frames of one participation it is possible to present 1 or 2 works (all works should be signed), the size of the works (the base area of craftwork) should be 50x70 сm or less.

In case of using the sound recordings the participants should send them to the art-manager of the festival by e-mail and also bring it on a flash drive or CD (each track on separate CD). All the technical and musical equipment which is necessary (technical rider) should be indicated in the Request.

Jury of the Festival:

Jury of the Festival: The jury of the festival-contest is composed of well-known actors, teachers of art disciplines, directors, leaders of art groups, culture and art figures, public figures. The list of jury members is not announced before the day of the festival. At the end of the festival teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury members all the performances and exchange their opinions. All the performances are estimated by generally accepted criteria: technical skills (according to nomination), artistry, the complexity of the repertoire (program), the creation of artistic character etc., according to the subjective jury’s opinions.

Prizes and awards:

All the participants receive souvenirs. In each nomination, age and group category the participants get the titles of I, II, III degree Laureates, as well as the title of Diplomant. Laureates are awarded with diplomas and cups. Diplomants are awarded with diplomas only. The jury also chooses the winner of Grand Prix from one of the 1st degree Laureates. Owner of the Grand Prix has an opportunity to participate in one of the festivals-contests of the Salute to Talents Project in the same nomination during the festival season without participation fee. Special diplomas which are issued if the jury decides that there are distinguished participants, are: “The best Choreographer”, “The best accompanist”, “The best choirmaster”, “The best Director”, “The best costume”, “The most artistic participant”, “The Youngest participant”, “Best fine art work”. Teachers, directors and accompanists will get official letters of gratefulness and certificates confirming that they attended a round table discussion.

Baku is the city of contrasts! In XIX century Baku was called “Caucasus Paris”, today it is a quickly developing metropolis, called “The second Dubai”. It is a sunny and friendly city with huge cultural heritage and long interesting history. The Festival-Contest in Baku is an outstanding possibility to show your talents at international level!


Day 1 – 02.05
Recommended arrival time – from 8.00 am to 12.00 am. The meeting with the group will be on the train station or in airport. Transfer to Baku.
City tour in Baku (4 hours), entrance tickets included.
The city panorama shows an unusual disposition of the city along the sea side of the Caspian Sea. The tour will include visiting of the most interesting historical and architectural objects.
Check in at the hotel after 14:00.
Night in the hotel.

Day 2 – 03.05
Festival day.

  • Rehearsals.
  • Opening of the Festival-Contest.
  • Competitive performance.
  • Round table for jurors and teachers.
  • Workshop*.  Gala concert and award Ceremony. Handing out of diplomas and Winners Cups.
  • Round table for pedagogues.
  • Disco for participants.

Night in the hotel

Day 3 – 04.05
Additional tour for extra cost*:
- Ateshgyakh Temple, Yanardag fire mountain – 3-3,5 hours, 35 km from Baku
Azerbaijan is one of the few places where today we may still watch the elements of the fire cult and ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. This area where oil comes out from the ground and natural gas burns with torches was always attracting fire worshipers from all around the world. Ateshgyakh Temple is a monument of this religion.
- Ghobustan and mud Volcano – 4-5 hours, 60 km from Baku
In Ghobustan, not far away from Baku, the museum of ancient village is situated. You will see cave drawing of more than 10 thousand years old and other unbelievable traces of ancient civilizations.
- Ethnographic museum Gala - 4-5 hours, 50 km from Baku
The Gala village of more than 5 thousand years old still keeps several quarters. You will see ancient houses and get acquainted with life and traditions of that period.
Night in the hotel.

Day 4 – 05.05
Check-out before 12:00****
Transfer to airport or train station.
* - not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee:

  • 160 Euro per person in Hotel 4*, including Double and triple rooms, buffet breakfast
  • 265 Euro per person in Hyatt Regency Baku 5*, including Double and triple comfortable rooms

The discount: 15 persons + 1 for freе

Participation fee for one nomination:

  • 17 Euro for one ensemble participant (no more than 500 EURO for an ensemble),
  • 25 Euro for a soloist
(Not included into the price of the trip)
* The price is valid for a group of 40 and more people. This price includes group transfer during the program. In case if the group is less than 40 people, there will be recalculation of the price due to individual transfer and city tour.
**The price includes city tour in English or Russian languages. Extra payment for a guide will take place if the group has a need to have city tour in other languages.  

Participation fee includes:

  • 3 nights at a hotel
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Transfers according to the program***
  • City tour

Participation fee does not  include:

  • Any museum’s admissions and ticketing
  • Any additional transfer and trips
  • Workshop
  • Additional nights
  • Early meeting and check-in
*The price is valid for a group of 40 and more people. This price includes group transfer during the program. In case if the group is less than 40 people, there will be recalculation of the price due to individual transfer and city tour.
**The price includes city tour in English or Russian languages. Extra payment for a guide will take place if the group has a need to have city tour in other languages.
*** The price can change in connection with change of currency rate.
**** Please be aware that in the first day the city tour is connected with transfer to the hotel. If you will need changes of time for city tour or transfer, you will need to extra pay for transfer.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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