Regulations of the First International Organ Braudo-Competition


  • International Organ Braudo-Competition is founded by Saint-Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire
  • International Organ Braudo-Competition is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Russia, the Committee on Culture of St.Petersburg Government,
  • These regulations give the general rules and the order of competition.


  • to support young talented musicians,
  • to support international relationships in organ culture,
  • to improve the professional level of young musicians,
  • to provide an opportunity for competition participants and their tutors to share professional experiences,
  • to provide concert opportunities for young talented musicians,
  • to improve the status of the professional classical musician among young people,
  • to preserve noble Russian music traditions and to establish new music traditions,
  • to promote noble traditions of St. Petersburg Conservatoire - Russia's oldest music school – on the international level,
  • to support the cultural life of St.Petersburg – the cultural capital of Russia.


Organizing Committee and Competition Management group are established as governing bodies responsible for direction and guidance of the International Organ Braudo-Competition.
List of the members is approved by the rector of St. Petersburg Conservatoire.
Committee's address: St. Petersburg State Conservatoire. 3 Teatralnaya Square, 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia.
E-mail :
Rector of St. Petersburg State Conservatoire is the chair of the Organizing Committee.

  • The Organizing Committee
    1. sets up Competition regulations,
    2. approves financial estimates for the Festival,
    3. designates trustees and partners of the Festival, designs Competition program,
    4. determines order of appearance for Competition participants,
    5. designates program for seminars, workshops, master classes, presentations and other Competition events,
    6. designates the selection jury and the main competition jury (see attached),
    7. determines the body of Competition Management Group.

  • Competition Management group
    1. accepts applications submitted by participants,
    2. sends invitations,
    3. carries out communications to participants,
    4. sends obligatory composition to participants,
    5. works to design layouts for printed matter,
    6. conducts the Competition according to the regulations set up by the Festival Organizing Committee,
    7. carries out communications to mass-media,
    8. arranges the press-conference,
    9. carries out the registration of participants,
    10. designs the rehearsal schedule,
    11. takes care of staying of Jury-members,
    12. takes care of accommodation of competitors.


  • Frequency - The Competition is held once in four years.
  • Dates and Duration - The Competition is held during October 30 – November 4, 2009.
    First round (recordings) – till July 15
    Second round – during November 1-2
    Final round – on November 4

  • Competition Venue - St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (Russia).


  • The Competition relies on the extra-budgetary funds of St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.
  • The application fees could be used only for the purposes of the Competition.
    Additional funds can by received from the federal budget on the basis of the agreement signed between Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and St. Petersburg State Conservatoire.

  • Funds for the Competition can also be raised among sponsors and patrons of arts.
  • Budgetary resource spending is controlled by the Festival Organizing Committee, Committee on Culture of St. Petersburg Government and Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.


  • Competition rounds;
  • Concerts/recitals;
  • Open lectures;
  • Open master classes;
  • Seminars and workshops;
  • Press-conferences and briefings;
  • Presentations of the musical instruments manufacturers;
  • Musical books presentations;
  • Exhibitions of documents and manuscripts from the Research Music Library and St. Petersburg Conservatoire Museum and from other Russian museums;
  • Distribution of presentation materials and publications.


  • The competition is open to all organists – students or graduates of High Education schools and institutions – who did not yet reached the age of 32 years old in the year of competition (2009).
  • Entry to the Festival is open to students and tutors (professors) form Russian conservatoires and schools of higher music education from all over the world.
  • Order of appearance and rehearsals is designated and regulated by the Festival Organizing Committee.
  • During the Festival the competitors and jury-members participate in TV shootings, TV and radio interviews, press-conferences, audio- and video-recordings of their performances made to promote the Festival, create its archive and a record a souvenir CD of the Festival free of charge with no fees paid.
  • During their performance and rehearsals Festival participants should follow internal code of conduct established by the Saint-Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire Administration.
  • Entrance fee for Russian participants is 2900 Roubles, for foreign participants 90 Euro. Foreign participants should pay to :
    Saint-Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (190000, Teatralnaja Sq. 3)
    OAO “Bank Saint-Petersburg” in branch “Investbank” department “Oktjabrskoje”
    Corresponding account : 30101810900000000790
    BIK 044030790
    Account N 40503978517000202995
    With remark (purpose of payment): “organ competition”


To take part in the Competition applicants should fill out a form and send it to the Organizing Committee before June 10 (by the post stamp) to the following address: St. Petersburg State Conservatoire, 3 Teatralnaya Square, 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia, with the notice “For the FIRST INTERNATIONAL ORGAN BRAUDO-COMPETITION”.
Application form [download]

  • The following documents are to be submitted together with the application form;
    1. x-copy of the passport;
    2. x-copy of the certificate of music education;
    3. curriculum vitae with all music teachers and places of studies and work – in English or Russian;
    4. letter of recommendation from a music institution, music college, or from prominent figure in music - in English or Russian;
    5. two photos, size 13x18 cm, and two photos, size 4x6 cm;
    6. completed application form also stating the list of pieces to be performed in each of the Competition's rounds - in English or Russian;
    7. recording on the CD with the program of the 1-st round and with the stop-list of the organ on which the program was recorded
    8. the copy of the receipt of the payment of the entrance-fee

  • Without an application and payment of the entrance fee the participation is not considered.
    Organizing Committee does not review or return application materials and CDs.

  • Each candidate selected to the 2-nd round after the selection round will get an official invitation letter from the organizing committee not later then 15 July.


  • Competition auditions of the 2-nd and 3-rd round are conducted publicly. Each piece may be performed only in one round.
  • The order of performance is determined by casting of lots before the second round and before the third round.
  • Winners of other international or national competitions are not exempted from taking part in the first round.
  • The decisions of the jury are final, irresistible and are not subject to any appeal.
  • No more than 14 contestants who passed the selection round may participate in the second round.
  • Not more than six contestants will be admitted to the Third Round.
  • The final placing and awards will be decided at the Concluding Meeting of the panel of the Jury.
  • The Jury has the right to curtail the programs or stop a performance if all its members so decide.
  • All laureates have to perform free of charge in three Prize-winners Concerts after the Competition.
  • The Organizing Committee provides participants with an assistant free of charge (for the performance and one rehearsal to each round – second and third). Contestants may bring their own assistants, and in this case the contestants or their organizations shall cover all the expenses of the assistants (travel to and from the Competition, boarding, and lodging).



  • The Organizing Committee for the FIRST INTERNATIONAL ORGAN BRAUDO-COMPETITION offers the following prizes and awards:
  • First Prize 3000 Euro and the title of laureate
  • Second Prize 2000 Euro and the title of laureate
  • Third Prize 1000 Euro and the title laureate
  • Two Diplomas 500 Euro each and the title of Diploma Winner.
  • The prizes will be paid in their ruble equivalent at the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia on the date of payment.
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the right to award special prizes and diplomas.
  • Depending on the results shown within the limit of the numbers of prizes, the Jury has the option:
  • a) to refrain from awarding any of prizes;
  • b) to divide the prizes between performers (except for the First Prize).
  • State and public organizations, artistic unions, mass media, institutions and firms can award special prizes and concert arrangements upon agreement with the Organizing Committee and the Jury Panel.


  • Participants of the Competition pay for their trip to St. Petersburg and back themselves or allocate funds from their sponsors or schools.
  • Participants of the second and third round of the competition are accommodated in the dormitories and apartments belonging to St. Petersburg State Conservatoire free of charge.
  • The Organizing Committee arranges visa support to Russia.
  • The Organizing Committee provides participants with an assistant free of charge. Contestants may bring their own assistants, and in this case the contestants or their organizations shall cover all the expenses of the assistants.
  • If notified in time, the Organizing Committee will render help to participants and accompanying persons in booking a hotel as well as in booking tickets for competition events and the cultural programm for any person accompanying a contestant, but at the latter's expense).


  • Competition promotion materials include various printed matter: posters, placards, banners, booklet in English and Russian, files, flyers, leaflets, postcards, envelopes, bags with Competition logo, invitations.


  • Each year we work out PR- and advertising strategy to promote International Conservatoire Week Festival and INTERNATIONAL ORGAN BRAUDO-COMPETITION and their events that are being widely advertised and later reviewed in the mass media.