Russia, Sochi

ХI International festival of music and arts “Winter riviera”


From 1000rubles per person 

International festivalof music and arts invites you to New Year's Sochi! Only here you can get to the ski resort within an hour from the city, fragrant with subtropical greens. Here, Russian celebrities like to rest, meetings with famous athletes who conquer the slopes of the famous Krasnaya Polyana are usual. Unleash your creativity by participating in one of the best festivals of our association.Meet the Russian Olympic capital with us and get a special gift - a ticket to one of the best water parks in Sochi in the complex "AquaLoo"!


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 on the stage of the concert hall of the sanatorium and hotel complex "Aqualoo".

The concert hall of "Aqualoo" is located on the territory of the hotel complex, where the participants of the festival live, in walking distance from the dormitories. The hall is equipped with everything necessary for organizing and holding performances at the highest level.

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


Special offer 15 + 1 for free.


3 days

4 days


Extra meals

Extra days


 7 200

 8 750



 1 800

The price includes: participation in the festival and master classes, accommodation in comfortable 2, 3, 4-bed rooms with private facilities in the room in the clinical spa complex "Aqualoo", check-in from 12.00, departure to 10.00, transfer from the railway of Loo (on the festival dates), 3 meals a day using the buffet system, a sightseeing tour of the city of Sochi, free admission to the aquapark "Aqualoo".

"Aqualoo" is one of the most popular hotels on the Black Sea coast of Russia, located 18 km from the center of the resort city of Sochi, in the village of Loo. On the territory of the complex are a water park, aquarium, entertainment center. The buildings are in excellent conditions, the rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable rest. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex.

Participation in the second and subsequent nominations - at an additional cost *

* Participation in two or more nominations - extra paid:
- for soloists and duets - 2900 rubles,
- for other participants - 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles. with the team,
- participation in the exhibition - 1000 rubles per person.
The cost is indicated for one additional nomination.

The оrganizing сommittee of the festival provides services for organizing lunches and dinners.

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM SOCHI (excluding accommodation, meals, transfers and excursions). 
Organizational fee for participation: for soloists and duets 2900 rubles; for collectives 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 9000 rubles with the collective; 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 December,15, 2018 (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. January 5
Meeting at the railway station Loo participants arriving on the program for 4 days. Sightseeing bus walking tour of Sochi according to the schedule. Hotel accommodation (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner. Free time for additional excursions *. Dinner. Organizational meeting for teachers. Disco. Participants show out-of-competitive performances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. January 6
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station Loo participants arriving on the program for 3 days. Sightseeing bus walking tour according to the schedule. Hotel accommodation (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner. Sample scene and sound. Master classes. Dinner. Organizational meeting for teachers. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. January 7
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the festival. The grand opening of the festival. Competitive auditions. Dinner. Continuing competitive auditions. Round tables with members of the jury for the teachers. Master classes. Gala concert and award ceremony. Dinner. Festive disco. Special deinner for teachers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. January 8
Breakfast. Sightseeing bus walking tour of Sochi according to the schedule. Transfer to the railway station Loo.

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

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour of Sochi

The city of Sochi is the most northern subtropics city in the world, where amazing nature, curative climate, warm sea, mineral springs have created a unique atmosphere for rest and rehabilitation. On a sightseeing tour you will learn the history and modern life of the resort of Sochi. You will learn about the nature and climate of the "southern capital of Russia". You will see the main sights of the city - ancient buildings, museums, monuments, parks and squares, religious buildings. You will see the real pride of the townspeople - Platanovaya alley, which trees were planted in 1913 by the students of the Sochi gymnasium for the 300th anniversary of the Romanovs' house. Visit city park "Riviera", where prominent public figures and cosmonauts were planted beautiful magnolias. You will see the most popular places of the famous Russian resort: Morport, Concert Hall "Festivalny", Winter Theater, etc.

Special Christmas program (extra paid)

1. In the footsteps of Father Frost (8 hours)
A fascinating journey with elements of the game to the residence of Father Frost in Krasnaya Polyana, a visit to 3 ski resorts of Krasnaya Polyana: Rosa Khutor, Gorki Gorod, GasProm, and a visit to the Olympic Park.

Cost of the tour (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - on request
A group of 10-18 people - 1100
A group of 19-49 people - 1050

* Additional costs at the request of the excursion participant (rubles / person):
Cable car - 900 to 14 years / 1450
Cars in the Olympic Park - 150
Set meals 450
My Russia - 250 to 14 years / 350

2. Olympic tree + Olympic Park (5 hours)
The only subtropical Christmas tree of Russia is waiting for kids from all over the country. The program offers an exciting presentation that will give the mood of a real winter fairy tale among evergreen palms.

Cost of the tour (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - on request
Group 10-18 people - 900
A group of 19-49 people - 850

* Additional costs at the request of the excursion participant (rubles / person):
Cara in the Olympic Park -150
Attendance visit - 500 - up to 7 years / 800

3. Sochi-Park: Russian Disneyland with New Year's program (6 hours)
The only theme park in our country, the concept of which echoes the rich Russian folklore. Each element of Sochi-Park reminds of the heroes of Russian folk tales. His rides are among the most exciting and modern in the world.

Cost of the tour (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - on request
Group 10-18 people - 900
A group of 19-49 people - 850

Tickets for the performance are paid additionally: 1250 - children / 1550 - adult

4. Ice ballet of Ilya Averbukh "The Kid and Carlson" (5 hours)
Known to everyone since childhood, the story Astrid Lindgren will be presented in the show of one of the most talented skaters of our time. Do not miss your chance to attend a stellar performance.

Cost of the tour (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - on request
Group 10-18 people - 800
A group of 19-49 people - 700

Tickets for the show are paid additionally: from 1000

5. The performance "The Nutcracker" in the Winter Theater
The most New Year's, beautiful and magic-filled story about the brave Nutcracker, beautiful Marie and the insidious Mouse King again and again bewitches viewers. Our participants will be able to see the favorite tale of good and evil in the amazing scenery of the Winter Theater.

Cost of attendance (rubles / person) - 1700-2700

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1. Krasnaya Polyana (about 7 hours)
During the excursion you will learn the history of the famous village and see its sights. The delightful beauty of the Ah-tsu gorge and the stunning panorama of the Krasnaya Polyana mountains, where the ski slopes are spread, will remain forever in your memory.

The cost of the excursion (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group 10-18 people - 1150
Group 19-29 people - 1100
Group of 30-49 people - 1000
* Cable car - 800 to 14 years old / 1200
* An open-air complex - 200 to 14 years old / 300
* My Russia is 250 to 14 years old / 350
* Narzan - 100 (up to 10 years free of charge)
* Comprehensive lunches 450 rubles

2. Sochi Park (about 6 hours)
This Russian analogue of Disneyland is located in the neighborhood with the Olympic Park and opens for its guests a magical world with fantastic landscape design, world class bright shows and the best modern attractions.

The cost of the excursion, tickets + transfer (rubles / person):
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group 10-18 people - 2400
Group 19-29 people - 2300
Group of 30-49 people - 2200

3. Vorontsovskie caves (about 5 hours)
Vorontsovskie caves - the longest karst cavity in the Krasnodar Territory, its length is 11,720 m, and the height difference is 240 m. In the labyrinths of the Vorontsov caves there are 12 entrances, which were used by primitive people.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 1000
Group of 19-49 people - 900
Ecosboria-100, tickets 250 - up to 12 years / 350 - adult

4. 33 waterfalls (about 5 hours)
At 11 km from the village of Golovinka in the valley of the Shah River there is a cascade of 33 waterfalls. Here, amid the lush subtropical vegetation, the Djegosch stream seems to escape from a cliff and falls into the Shah River. Like jumping on stone slabs, it passes 7 gushers, 13 rapids and forms 33 waterfalls.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 900
Group of 19-29 people - 850
Group of 30-49 people - 800
Crossing, national park 200 - up to 10 years / 350 - adult
Tasting of tea 200 to 10 years / 300 - adult

5. The Sochi Discovery World Aquarium (about 5 hours)
Visit the largest oceanarium in Russia, occupying more than 6000 sq.m. Here in 30 aquariums live about 4 thousand representatives of the sea depths. Walking along the underwater tunnel you completely immerse yourself in the enchanting marine world. The exposition of Sochi Discovery World Aquarium surprises the guests with a gentle splash of fresh "lakes", bridges, wild forest, rocks and waterfalls.

Cost of excursion:
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-18 people - 1000
Group of 18-29 people - 900
Group of 30-49 people - 800
+ Entrance - 500 - up to 11 years / 800 - adult

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


Photoreports from previous events:
IX "Winter riviera":
VIII "Winter riviera":


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The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.