The Second All-Russian Shostakovich Competition

The Second All-Russian D.Shostakovich Competition of the students and postgraduates of the composer departments of the musical universities (with the international participation)
17 November – 17 December 2008

The N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory holds the Second All-Russian D.Shostakovich Competition from 17 November to 17 December 2008 and invites for participation students and postgraduates of the composer departments of the musical universities.


  • The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
  • The N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory


  • Composition for a chamber choir
  • Chamber instrumental composition

The Competition is held in two rounds:

  • Selection (17-30 November 2008); the application deadline is 17 November 2008
  • Final round (16-18 December 2008, St.Petersburg) will be held as a public concert-audition of 10 selected compositions (5 in each nomination) in live sounding. Authors will be invited to the rehearsals.

Conditions for participation

The competition is open to composers of all nationalities not older than 30 years, who were born after 17 November 1978.
Participants are allowed to present compositions, created in different genres and forms of choral and chamber instrumental music from 8 to 12 minutes. The composition can be a cycle or in one part. The number of performers is of the choice of the author (choral nomination – mixed or homogeneous choir, chamber instrumental nomination – 1 – 12 performers). One or several soloists are allowed. One participant can present compositions in both nominations. The composition can be presented only if it has never been published, performed on public, recorded on the duplicate data or broadcasted.


  • Gran-prix and laureate title – 25 000 Rubles
  • Prix for the best composition for a chamber choir and laureate title – 15 000 Rubles
  • Prix for the best chamber instrumental composition and laureate title – 15 000 Rubles
  • Diplomas and special certificates - for each participant of the tour

How to apply

The following documents should be send to the Organizing Committee until the 17 November 2008 (the date is signed by the post stamp on the envelope):

  • Score of the composition in two copies with motto
  • Application form: [download]
  • Copy of the passport
  • Copy of ITN
  • Insurance card
  • One photo 10x15

The competition is anonymous. Composers select the motto themselves and sign it on the score and envelopes.
The envelope with the score (clavier) is put into the envelope with the documents.

The Organizing Committee of the Competition covers expenses on accommodation and meals, the participants pay their fare.


Russia, 190000, St Petersburg, Teatralnaya square, 3
The Shostakovich competition

The Head of the International Relations Department Regina Glazunova
Ph.: (812) 570 43 36
Fax.: (812) 570 4336