XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov


XIV Открытый конкурс композиторов имени А.П. Петрова в цифрах
15 июня завершился прием заявок на участие в XIV Открытом конкурсе композиторов имени А. П. Петрова. В этом году организационный комитет конкурса принял 345 заявок из 49 стран мира и 32 российских городов.
Deadline for First round of the competition — 15 of June 2020
Deadline for First round of the competition — 15 of June 2020. We are waiting for your applications!
The last day for applications is 31st of May
The last day for applications is 31st of May. All finalists receive special diplomas and medals. The winners of the Competition are awarded the titles of laureates or diplomats. The award ceremony will take place on October 12, 2020 in the Great Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich after the final competition concert.
Real music is…
«Real music is an impact on such human feelings as compassion, kindness, poetry»
Spring in St. Petersburg always comes very fast and spontaneously
Spring in St. Petersburg always comes very fast and spontaneously, flies quickly and imperceptibly, like an instant. And suddenly, it’s already the end of May, and with it the finale of the first round of the Petrov Competition in the nomination Symphonic Music. Dear authors! We remind you that you can send your works to the contest until May 31 inclusive.
Accordign to Giya Kancheli words…
« I consider the establishment of a large-scale competition of composers to be an exceptional phenomenon. No less significant phenomenon is that the competition is associated with the name of Andrey Petrov - a personality which is in all his manifestations a unique one. I am happy that my friend who was a sower of good in his life, continues to bring joy to many participants in the contest. A deep gratitude to all who have established and support the viability of this significant event».
The XIV competition began to accept the applications
On the March 1st the XIV open competition of composers named after Andrey Petrov began to accept the applications for in the nomination «Symphonic music». The composers competition is open to all participants, regardless of the age, education and their place of residence.
An honorary resident of St. Petersburg
A European, American or Asian is usually not particularly impressed with either the rank or regalia or the position of the guests. But when people in Poland, Israel, and China found out that I was an honorary resident of St. Petersburg, the reaction was invariably no less stormy than if they said that I was a Nobel laureate. And, of course, I want to conform to such ideas, strive for an ideal that for me is largely connected with the true St. Petersburg moral behavior of Dmitry Shostakovich and Dmitry Likhachev. With their life, they showed that being a Saint-Petersburger is not only great happiness, but also a high mission.
I am for such symphonic music that…
I am for such symphonic music that would find a way to the hearts of a wide circle of listeners, and would not be the sphere of interest of a narrow circle of aesthetes. (Andrey Petrov)