Russia, Yaroslavl

IX International festival of music and arts “Open pages. Yaroslavl”


From 1000 rub/person

An ancient city on the cost of the Volga river, celebrated the 1000th anniversary, invites you to visit his streets! Yaroslavl is the capital of the Golden Ring. Here is a commemorative sign "Zero kilometer" - the beginning of all tourist routes in ancient Russian cities. Many of Yaroslavl's sights are mentioned in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here was found a unique monument of ancient Russian literature "The Lay of Igor's Host". The beauty of these places was described in the novel "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy. Enter a creative contest, find like-minded peers, get new knowledge at master classes of professional teachers and get acquainted with the culture and traditions of Yaroslavl. Every contest is a jump into a new world of opportunities for our participants. Use your chance to improve professional level!


The international festival will be held with the support of "St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education" and the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music. 

Preservation and development of the Russian Federation and foreign countries multinational culture traditions; The identification and full support of the most talented and promising children and young people in the field of the arts; Attracting Orphanages, children with disabilities to the creativity of pupils; Experience exchange between collectives, mentors and teachers, support of permanent creative contacts between them, their unification in the framework of the festival movement; Increase of professional skills of heads of collectives and teachers (holding seminars, round tables and master classes); Attracting attention from state, international, commercial and public organizations to the problems of creative teams and performers; Coverage of the creativity of children and youth in the media. Implementation of the decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On approval of the foundations of the state cultural policy" No. 808 of December 24, 2014.

 (solo, duets, small forms (3-7 persons), ensembles): classical dance (including excerpts from ballets), ballroom dance and sports ballroom dance, folk dance (ethnic, folk, characteristic), folk dance in modern processing, world nations dances, children's dance, variety dance (including step, disco, show group), dance theater, dance show, free plastic, modern (jazz, jazz-modern, contemporary, neoclassic), club dance (salsa, bachata, merengue, rueda, hustle, Argentine tango, etc.), street dance (break dance, hip-hop, house, popping, jazz funk, electric boogie, etc.), oriental belly dance (tribal, belly dance).
II. VOCAL CREATIVITY (solo, duets, trios, ensembles, choirs): academic, folk, pop, jazz, choral, show groups.
III. INSTRUMENTAL CREATIVITY (solo and duets on various instruments, ensembles, orchestras): classical, variety, folk, jazz, accompaniment, teacher-soloist.
IV. COMPETITION OF YOUNG COMPOSERS AND BARDS. Purpose: to get acquainted with new trends and ways in art, to identify new talented composers, poets, and to promote their creativity.
V. THEATRICAL CREATIVITY: miniature, an excerpt from a play, a musical, artistic reading, a conference, an actor's song, a puppet theater, a music theater, a fashion theater.
VI. CIRCUS ART. ORIGINAL GENRE: acrobatic etude, air-sports equilibration, cheerleading, majorettes and drummers, eccentric, etc.
VII. FINE ARTS: painting, graphics, photography.
VIII. EXHIBITION OF APPLIED ART: sculpture of small forms in the interior, academic sculpture, jewelry art, sculptural and jewelry techniques (metal-plastic, cut-through metal, diffusion, hand-forging, casting, chasing, bone carving), costume design, graphic design, cold and hot batik, free painting, heel and print, tapestry, remix creativity, collage, quilt, art felt, textile doll, hand-made paper, linocut, lithography, woodcut, etching, incisal engraving, etc.
IX. COMPETITION IN COSTUME: historical costume, national costume, theatrical costume, stage costume, model.
X. DEBUT. The first performance on the stage. A creative performance for any of the above categories is presented. Children are allowed to participate for 4-8 years.

Up to 8 years; From 9 to 10 years; From 11 to 12 years; From 13 to 15 years; From 16 to 18; Over 18; Mixed group.

In the team of each age category, no more than 30% of participants younger or older than the specified age range are allowed. For example, in a team declared in the age category of 9-10 years, up to 30% of the composition may be less than 9 years old or over 10 years old.

Participants of all nominations can perform competitive works with live music or have audio tracks on a USB flash or CD in the audio format (WAV / WAVE or MP3), signed as follows: track title, collective or soloist's name (for example: " Russian Dance ", ensemble "Kalinka"). On the USB or CD-ROM there should be no other files, except the competitive program. The organizing committee has the right to place festival photo and video materials of collectives in the Internet and use them in advertising products without coordination with the collective or individual performer.

Each team-participant of the festival presents a program of performances consisting of one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 8 minutes. In the nomination "Theater Creativity" the collectives represent an excerpt from the play with a total duration of up to 10 minutes. The time of the performance can be extended to 15 minutes (with preliminary coordination with the organizing committee of the festival and the availability of a time reserve on the competition site). Soloists and duets of nominations "Variety Vocal", "Dance Creativity" and "Artistic Word" represent one work with a total duration of up to 5 minutes. The competitive performance of participants of the nomination "Conference" consists of two outputs (all necessary information for preparation will be sent by the organizing committee of the festival). Soloists and duets of the nomination "Instrumental Creativity", "Academic Vocal", "Folk Vocal", "Competition of Young Composers and Bards" represent one or two diverse works with a total duration of up to 7 minutes. The duration of the show in the nomination "Costume Competition" is 2 minutes. Participants in the "Debut" nomination must show one creative performance with a total duration of up to 3 minutes. In the nomination "Fine Art" and "Exhibition of Applied Arts", participation is organized in the format of an exhibition that takes place during the festival. Within the framework of one participation, two to four works of a size of 50x70 cm (for arts and crafts - grounds) or less can be submitted.

In case of non-observance of these requirements and timing, the jury has the right to remove the team (soloist) from participating in the festival.

The jury headed by the chairman is formed and approved by the organizing committee of the competition-festival of famous artists, teachers of creative universities, directors, leaders of creative teams, cultural figures and artists. The jury is not disclosed until the start of the competition-festival. At the end of the contest-festival participants and teachers have the opportunity to discuss with the jury the contest performances and exchange opinions.

Competitive performances of participants are evaluated according to generally accepted criteria: technical mastery (according to nomination and age), artistry, complexity of repertoire, creation of artistic image, etc. 

All collectives, participants in the festival competition, and soloists are awarded memorable cups and diplomas. In each nomination and age category, the titles of Laureate I, II, III degrees, as well as the titles of Diplomant I, II III degrees are conferred. Soloists, holders of the Grand Prix, are awarded a free trip to one of the contest-festivals in Europe or Russia; Collectives, owners of the Grand Prix, receive a certificate approved by the certificate, which can be used to travel to one of the festival-competitions in Europe or in Russia. The amount of the grant is used at a time, solely for payment not more than 50% of the cost of the trip. Special diplomas and titles were also established: "Best choreographer", "Best accompanist", "Diploma for Artistry", "Diploma for the youngest participant", "Best teacher", "For the preservation of national cultural traditions".


Performances of participants will be held in the concert hall of the Palace of culture "Magistral".

Palace of culture "Magistral" is one of the oldest and famous sites of the city of Yaroslavl. For more than 85 years of history, it grown from the club of a factory to a modern leisure center, equipped with everything necessary for holding various events at the highest level. In the palace there are large-scale concerts of the city format and others.

Master classes

IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTSparticipants can take part and improve their skills at master classes from professional teachers in various creative disciplines, gain theoretical knowledge and practical advice from experienced art masters. 


- participation in master classes for contestants is free,
- the visit is strictly by appointment,
- at the end of the master class you will get a certificate,
- all information received in the master class can be used in further creative activity. 

Master class in folk dance

During the master class, the contestants will get acquainted with the rich heritage of their native country, learn the peculiarities of the ethnic warehouse of the Russian culture. Participants will immerse themselves in the atmosphere of Russian folk dance, learn the professional "tricks", which will be a significant contribution to the knowledge base of young dancers.

Master class on variety vocal

On the master class on vocal, young artists will learn the subtleties of the variety manner of sound production and the peculiarities of variety stylistics. Within the framework of the lesson, the basic principles of the pop production will be discussed. In a comfortable and friendly atmosphere, under the guidance of a professional performer, singers will be able to better understand themselves, their voice and find original vocal solutions for the development of their musical career. 

Master class on contemporary dance

Practical lesson on modern dance will be an excellent addition to the already existing choreographic base of the artist. In modern dance it is extremely important to be aware of the latest trends and actual dance practics. Visiting the master class on contemporary choreography, young dancers will be able not only to adopt the rich experience of a professional, but to bring fresh solutions to their own dance aesthetics.

Master class on arts and crafts

The variety of modern techniques of decorative and applied art allows the young creator to choose a direction appropriate to his creative interests. Cognition of contemporary arts and crafts expands the horizon of the child and creates solid basement for the development of creative abilities, imagination, the ability to think outside the box and generate ideas.

Master class on instrumental creativity

Take the opportunity to enrich your professional experience by interacting with brilliant instrumentalists of Russia and abroad. The master class will deal with the following topics: the development of musical abilities in different periods of study, the interpretation of musical works, musical training, as a way of developing common abilities and other topics relevant to instrumentalists. Within the framework of the master class, individual consultations on the repertoire and technique of execution are possible. *

* The master class will take place with a sufficient number of participants in the nomination "Instrumental creativity". 

Master class on acting

An artist in any genre must know how to properly present themselves on the stage. At the master class on acting skills, participants will receive valuable recommendations on the development of confidence during the performance. Contestants will be given modern material on theatrical plastic and speech, the technique of inclusion in the role and methods of interpreting the character.

Financial terms


For the teachers special offer:15 + 1 free.


3 days

4 days


Extra meals

Extra day


hostel "SVET"








upon request




"Lubim", "St.George"






breakfast, dinner


lunch - 450



The program "ECONOMY"
The cost includes: participation in the festival and master classes, accommodation in the hostel "SVET" (in 6-10-14 local rooms with shared facilities), arrival from 14.00, departure to 12.00, excursion program, transfer from the train and the bus station on the dates of the festival.

Hostel "SVET" is a modern and absolutely new hostel in the center of Yaroslavl with free Wi-Fi and a common lounge. Sights in walking distance: 1.6 km - Michael Archangel Church, 1.6 km - Uspensky Cathedral, 2.1 km - Ilya the Prophet's Church. There is a 24-hour reception and a communal kitchen with all necessary appliances. On the floor exists cooler with drinking water - cold and hot.

The program "COMFORT"
The price includes: participation in the competition and master classes, accommodation in the hotel "Lyubim" (2-3-4-bed rooms with private facilities), meals: breakfasts and dinners. Arrival of participants from 14.00, departure from the hotel to 12.00, excursion program, transfer from the railway and bus station on the dates of the festival.

"Lyubim" is a comfortable 3 * hotel, located 7 minutes drive from the Transfiguration Monastery, 25 minutes drive from Yaroslavl's main railway station and 10 minutes drive from the central bus station. Each room has a TV. The private bathroom includes free toiletries. Free Wi-Fi is available.

"St. George" - hotel category 4 *. Was built in 2010 by the Millennium of Yaroslavl. Located on the main transport street of the city - Moskovsky Prospekt, within walking distance of the main sights of the city: the Transfiguration Monastery (1.7 km), the Uspensky Cathedral (2.1 km), the Planetarium (2.3 km), the Church of St. John the Baptist in Tolchkovo (under the protection of UNESCO) - 2.1 km.

Participation in the second and subsequent nominations - for an additional cost:
- for soloists and duets - 2900 rubles,
- for other participants - 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles from the team,
- participation in the exhibition - 1000 rubles per person.

The cost is indicated for one additional nomination.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR ARTISTS FROM THE CITY OF YAROSLAVL (excluding accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions):

Registration fee for participation:
- for soloists and duets 2900 rubles
- for other participants 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles from the team
- participation in the exhibition 1000 rubles per person

In case of exceeding the limit of applications, the registration can be closed anticipatorily


If a participant acts as a solo / in a duet, or as part of an ensemble, the main nomination is ensemble. Solo / duet performance in this case is an additional nomination.

When submitting an application for the festival, each team, as well as each age group, must submit a surname list of the composition of the team / age group, indicating the exact age of each participant at the time of the performance.


FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till February,21, 2019 (You can see the sample application on the website or receive by fax) and pay the registration fee.

In the application it is necessary to specify: the full name of the collective (soloist); nomination; the institution in which the collective is based, its postal address (with the index), tel./fax; date of creation of the collective, honorary title, awards; number of participants and their age; Competition program: title, author, timekeeping, phonogram carrier, technical means; Full name of the head of the team, contact phone numbers. For visitors: the need for additional meals or excursions and information about the time of arrival.

IMPORTANT! According to the Russian Government Resolution No. 1177 of December 17, 2013 "On the Approval of the Rules for the Organized Transport of a Group of Children by Bus" (as amended by RF Government Decrees No. 579 of June 23, 2014, No. 652 of June 30, 2015, No. 569 of 22.06.2016), the time limits for submitting information for the organization of transfers and a sightseeing tour are limited.

Applications for the transfer and sightseeing tour are accepted no later than 3 weeks before the start of the festival. Groups that did not have time to apply before this deadline will be refunded money for organizing transfers and a sightseeing tour.

For the organization of the transfer and sightseeing tour it is necessary to send to the transport and excursion department to the address the exact data of arrival and departure for the festival, a filled table with the data of visitors and an indication of who will sit on the bus with whom.

Later, than 3 weeks before the start of the festivals, changes in the arrival-departure data, lists for transfers and excursions, transport layout of the participants is impossible. Responsibility for the reliability and timeliness of the provision of these data rests with the persons who provided these data on behalf of the participants. These data is accepted only in electronic form.

Preliminary program

Day 1
Meeting at the railway station in Yaroslavl participants coming to the program for 4 days. Sightseeing bus and walking tour of Yaroslavl according to schedule. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Free time for additional excursions *. Dinner. Organizational meeting for teachers. Discotheque-acquaintance for children. Participants present out-of-competition performances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station in Yaroslavl participants coming to the program for 3 days. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). COMPETITIVE DAY. Sample scenes and sound. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the festival. Solemn opening of the festival. Competitive listening. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Dinner*. Master classes. For groups not participating in auditions, a free day for additional excursions *. Dinner. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Continuation of competitive auditions. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Dinner*. Master classes. Gala-concert and solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner. Festive disco. Special dinner for teachers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Breakfast. Sightseeing bus and walking tour around Yaroslavl for participants coming to the program for 3 days. Transfer to the railway station.

* at extra charge.
Please note that the program can be changed!

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour of Yaroslavl
During the tour, the participants will get acquainted with the pearl of the Golden Ring - Yaroslavl. Accompanied by a tour guide, a walk through the historic part of the city, which in 2005 was taken under the protection of UNESCO (the city within the boundaries of the XII-XIX centuries, the place of the foundation of the city - Strelka). On the route you can see the most interesting monuments of architecture and sculpture (the monument to Yaroslav the Wise, F. Volkov, N. Nekrasov, the Church of Elijah the Prophet, the Church of St. Nicholas, the Governor's House).

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1. "Residence of Maslenitsa"
The residence is part of a unique chopped city, which was built in honor of the last visit of the imperial family and Tsar Nikolaj II to Yaroslavl. In the museum you will see the cabinet of the Maslenitsa (a magical character from Russian fairy tales), her dressing room with stored clothes, a pantry with gifts and, of course, the throne hall. The best chefs will treat you with traditional Russian dishes from a wood-burning stove and you will take part in interactive program of celebrating the holiday of Maslenitsa.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-20 people - up to 13 years (inclusive) - 930, adult – 1080
Group of 21-30 people - up to 13 years (inclusive) - 800, adult – 950
Group of 31-40 people - up to 13 years (inclusive) - 690, adult – 840
Group 41-49 people - up to 13 years (inclusive) - 790, adult – 840
Group from 50 people - up to 13 years (inclusive) - 670, adult - 820

2. "The Salt of the Russian Land"
A fascinating excursion that will tell about the history of the factory of Bolshye Soli, the center of Russian salt making in the XIII - XVII centuries. The program includes a visit to the Nikolo-Babaevsky monastery, a consecrated mineral salt spring, the castle of the merchant Ponizovkin - one of the most beautiful places in the Yaroslavl region, as well as a visit to the unique landscape-ethnographic "Salt Museum" in Solyan Island and the Salt Lake Museum in Russia.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-20 people – 1250
Group of 21-30 people – 1200
Group of 31-50 people - 900

3. Kostroma + town of Plyos
Acquaintance with charming Kostroma, the same age as Moscow and the cradle of the Russian imperial house, begins with an excursion to the museum-reserve "Ipatievsky Monastery" and includes other sights. A sightseeing tour around Plyos includes visit to the Volga embankment, the Trading Square, the Cathedral Mountain, a visit to the museum house of the famous landscape painter Isaak Levitan.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-20 people - a schoolboy - 1970, an adult – 2060
Group of 21-30 people - a schoolboy - 1620, an adult – 1710
Group of 31-40 people - a schoolboy - 1270, an adult – 1360
Group 41-49 people - schoolchild -1100, adult – 1190
A group of 50 people - a schoolboy - 1060, an adult - 1150

4. Rostov + Pereslavl-Zalessky
Pereslavl-Zalessky, founded by Yuri Dolgoruky in 1152, as a fortress on the border of the Rostov-Suzdal principality, keeps many secrets, which you will learn about in the excursion. The program also includes a visit to the Botik Museum. Here you will learn the history of the amusing flotilla: in 1686 by the order of Peter the Great, the first warships were launched here. As part of a tour of Rostov you will see the Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery, the Rostov Kremlin and other memorable places.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-20 people - a schoolboy - 1840, an adult – 2090
Group of 21-30 people - a schoolboy - 1350, an adult – 1600
Group of 31-40 people - a schoolboy - 1020, an adult – 1270
Group 41-49 people - a schoolboy - 860, an adult – 1110
A group of 50 people - a schoolboy - 780, an adult - 1030

5. Visit to the water park "Tropical Island"
We invite you to visit the paradise of water attractions of world level. There are 8 kinds of different slides and 4 kinds of saunas for you! Among palm trees and grounded pirate ships you will find entertainment to your interest: lazy river, the wave pool and others. After all you will be able to visit the Jacuzzi with hydro massage!

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group 10-20 people - adult - 1570, children up to 150 cm – 1220
Group of 21-30 people - an adult - 1430, children up to 150 cm – 1080
Group of 31-50 people - an adult - 1360, children under 150 cm - 1010

1. Any other additional excursion program can be arranged for a fee at your request.
2. Prices can be changed. The actual cost of an additional excursion is recommended to be specified at the time of booking.


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