The competition is held annually. The contestant chooses one of the three seasons and sends an application.
Accepting applications until April 1st. Announcement of results April 20
Accepting applications until June 10. Announcement of results July 1
Applications are accepted until December 1st. Announcement of results December 20
More detailed information on each nomination in the RULES section.
Piano, piano ensemble, bayan/accordion
Duet (two different instruments), chamber ensemble, orchestra, choir
Wind instruments (soloists, duets, ensembles): flute, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, horn & percussion instruments
Bowed string instruments (soloists, duets, ensembles): double bass, cello, viola, violin
String-plucked instruments (soloists, duets, ensembles): guitar, harp, national instruments (domra, balalaika, cymbals, bandura, etc.)
Vocals (soloists, duets, ensembles): academic, folk and pop-jazz