Golden-Domed Moscow is the heart of Russia. Today the capital of Russia is one of the biggest cities of the world, which preserved rich cultural heritage of the previous centuries, impressing tourists and keeping surprising its citizens. It’s time to see Moscow! Join us at the “Salute to Talents” festival-contest.

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 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 all owed to present only one item lasting not more than 10 minutes. Soloists and small groups present a program of one item lasting not more than 5 minutes. In the nomination “Instrumental art” soloists and small groups may present two items lasting not more than 5 minutes together. If the participants exceed the time limit, jury is entitled to stop the performance and disqualify the participants.

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 exhibi tion, 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 sm 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:

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.


Moscow (4 days)

Day 1 – 28.03

Recommended arrival time – from 9:00 to 12:00. Meeting with the guide at the railway station (after 8.00 am). Meeting at the airport for extra cost*

City tour of Moscow includes observing of such famous symbols of Moscow as the Red Square, Sofiyskaya embankment, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Novodevichy Convent, the Moscow University, the White House, New Arbat, Tverskaya street, etc.

Check-in at the hotel at 2:00 pm.

Night in a hotel

Day 2 –29.03. 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. In the end of the festival day all kids and teachers will get souvenirs. All teachers will also get letters of thanks and round table participation certificates.
Lunch could be during the festival, for extra cost.

Night in a hotel

Day 3 – 30.03
Moscow is one of the most beautiful cities of Russia and one of the cities which “never sleep”. In the evening all the beauties and sights transform magically and give you a possibility to take a different look at the capital during a city tour*.
Free time or additional tours for extra cost*:
  • Moscow Planetarium *
  • Moscow Kremlin*
  • Mosfilm Studios *
  • Museum of Entertaining Sciences Experimentanium*
  • Evening city tour*

Night  in a hotel

Day 4 – 31.03
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel before 12:00 am.

Transfer to the railway station. Transfer to the airport for extra cost*

- not included into the price of the trip

Participation fee:

  • 123 Euro per person - 2** Kosmos Hotel – double rooms with bathrooms, buffet breakfast 

The price can change a bit, depend on the currency in the moment of your application.

Participation fee for one nomination:
15 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 in the chosen hotel
  • 3 breakfasts (buffet)
  • City Tour in Moscow
  • Transfer according to the program***

Participation fee doesn't include:

  • Workshop
  • Any museum’s  admissions and ticketing
  • Early meeting (before 8.00)
  • Additional tours
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Additional lunch (to be requested in advance)

** Please note that on the first day the city tour is joined with the transfer to the hotel.

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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