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International Grand Music Competition
Moscow, Russia

Goals and objectives of the competition:

The main purpose of the competition is to present teacher and student work within an academic year at the original world competition by means of the Internet.
To hold the online ​​INTERNATIONAL GRAND MUSIC COMPETITION is a really actual idea. It attracts new technologies, gives an incentive to musicians of all ages to enhancement and creation!
By material and geographical reasons not everyone can afford to participate in the International Competition, and our competition gives them such a chance!  After all there are so many talented musicians in the world.

Founders and organizers:

ANO Center of Culture and Arts "Grand", Moscow city
Partner European Association of Folklore Festivals-ICH Partner of UNESCO

Conditions of participation:

Date of the contest: 27.04.2023 - 02.05.2023
GALA CONCERT: 01.05.2023 on YOUTUBE channel
02.05. - 05.05.2023: sending Diplomas to the participants by email.
It is an online competition. Participants should send two videos (of their perfomances) by e-mail, or a link to a video in YouTube. It is allowed to send one link to both compositions or two different links to each composition. DO NOT tag Video for children! You should mark the video Not for children. All videos will be posted on the contest channel.


1. Piano
2. Folk instruments (guitar, house, balalaika, accordion, harp).
3. Stringed bow instruments  (viola, violin, cello, counterbass, harp)
4. Brass instruments (flute, saxophone, horn, fagot, clarinet, oboe, percussion instrument).
5. Academic and folk vocals 
6. Chamber ensembles 
7. Orchestras
8. Choirs

Age groups:  

I. First group: 7-9 years old;     
II. Second group: 10-12 years old;
III. Third group: 13-15 years old;
IV. Fourth group: 16-20 years old;
V. Fifth group: profi musicians           


The competition is held in one round. 

Program requirements for instrumentalists:

Soloists - 2 pieces
Ensembles - 2 pieces
Orchestras (wind pieces, folk, chamber, symphonic) - 2 pieces
Choirs - 2 pieces

Jury, procedure:

The jury is composed of specialists in the field of culture and art: honored cultural workers, leading teachers of educational institutions, famous artists, composers, musicians. The composition of the jury can insignificantly varied for reasons beyond the control of the Organizing Committee.

The participants’ performances are evaluated according to a 100-point system. The decision of the jury is final and not subject to change. The results are announced in 5 days after the competition and sent to all participants by e-mail.

Evaluation criteria: instrument possession degree, intonation and musical tune purity, repertoire complexity and arrangement, dynamic palette of sound possession, musicality, artistry, art interpretation of a musical composition, creative personality for individual performers.


In each nomination and age group the winners will be awarded:
  • Laureate I (Golden Diploma) is awarded to the participant who scored at least 90, oo / 100 points
  • Laureate II (Silver Diploma) is awarded to the participant who scored at least 80, oo points
  • Laureate III (Bronze Diploma) is awarded to the participant who scored at least 70, oo points
  • Diplomant (Copper diploma) is awarded to the participant who scored at least 60 points
The number of diplomas of the laureates is not limited.

The participants’ evaluation is based on the average score of the jury members.

GRAND PRIX - Soloist, duet or ensemble, laureate of the first degree, who scored the most 100 points in the competitive nomination, receives the Grand Music Champion of the World diploma. The Grand Prix can be awarded in different directions, nominations. Also, the Grand Prix is not awarded if there was no very bright performer at the competition by the decision of the jury.
Special Prizes - for artistry, for the youngest contestant, for virtuosity. The best teacher. Awarded by the decision of the jury.

Participation fee:

Online participation is by video.
  • Solo - 25 Euro
  • Ensembles (from 2 to 10 people) - 30 Euro per team
  • Choirs, orchestras, groups (from 10 people) - 40 Euro per team


Wind instruments:
Nikolay Popov, Russia – Soloist of the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra of Russia, flutist, saxophonist, arranger and composer, professor of MGIM named after A. G. Schnittke.

Dmitriy Tagan, Mongolia – Saxophonist, international competitions laureate.

Pablo Miró, México – Pianist & Chamber music Teacher Pianist from Trío Ruiz Miró.

Vagner Mery, Hanover, Germany – Pianist, music school director.

Stringed instruments:
Pavel Minev, Bulgaria – “Modern Paganini”, included in the world top list of outstanding artists “Great Artists - Musical World”.

Ksenia Zharko, Russia – The Moscow Operetta Theater Conductor, The Globalis Chamber Orchestra conductor, The State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia conductor - trainee, the State Concert conductor.

Folk instruments:
Ledeniv Andriy, Russia – Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, folk instruments, professor of MGIM named after Schnittke.

Nguyen Tai Hung, Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnam National Academy of Music, a voting member of The Confederation Internationale des Accodeonistes (CIA) since 2003.

Luca Lattanzio, Itallia – Tenor composer songwriter.

Shutova Marina, Russia – Honored Artist of Russia, prima of the Bolshoi Theater, solo opera and chamber singing GMPI named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov.

Any group, willing to participate, must submit an Application form.


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