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Russia, Suzdal

XIV International festival of music and arts “Golden legend”


Young talents will make a step to success, declaring themselves on the legendary scene of the city, enrich the knowledge base on free master classes, get acquainted with the history of the city on a sightseeing tour. For teachers the competition will be the best exam of the professional skills of their pupils. The contestants will be accommodated in one of the best hotels of the Golden Ring - "Suzdal Tourist Center", and free time will be able to visit unique ancient centers: Vladimir, Gus-Khrustalny, Yuriev-Polsky.


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 6 years; from 7 to 8 years; from 9 to 10 years; from 11 to 12 years; from 13 to 15 years; from 16 to 18; from 19 to 25 years; over 25 years old; 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 "Suzdal Tourist Center".

The concert hall is located on the territory of the hotel complex "Suzdal Tourist Center" and is ideal for holding our festival "Golden Legend". The area of the hall is more than 500 m2, in the presence of a spacious and comfortable scene. The hall is a favorite place for performances of Russian pop stars, as well as concerts of classical music, so it is equipped with everything necessary for 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.
Participation in the second and subsequent nominations - at an additional cost *




Extra meals

Extra days

ECONOMY hostels


5 600




hotel "Suzdal"

6 950


lunch – 450
dinner- 450  

1 600

Price includes: participating in festival and master classes, accomodations in hotels/hostels (according to the program), meals (according to the program), sigthseeing tour, visit to the sport club and swimming pool of the hotel.

Transfer Vladimir - Suzdal (one way)
bus up to 19 persons - 13 000
bus 20-40 persons - 15 000
bus 41-49 persons - 16 000

Transfer hotel-concert hall-hotel is charged additionally: 150 rubles per person.


The group transfer for participants is organized according to the schedule: in the morning, departure to the concert hall, in the evening - return to the hotel. Participants are personally liable for late / non-appearance at the time of transfer; money for the missed transfer will not be returned.

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 LOCALS (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.

CONDITIONS FOR LOCALS APPLY TO participants, who live in the city of the competition or nearby settlements (no more than 150 km from the city of the competition).


FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till February, 21 2020 (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 [email protected] 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 participants at the bus station in Suzdal. Bus-walking tour "Suzdal - the legend of the Golden Ring of Russia" according to the schedule. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Sample scenes and sound. Master classes. Dinner*. Organizational meeting for teachers. Discotheque-acquaintance. Participants present out-of-competition performances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the festival. Solemn opening of the festival. Competitive listening. Dinner*. Continuation of competitive auditions. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Master classes. Gala-concert and solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner*. Festive disco. Special dinner for teachers. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. Bus-walking tour "Suzdal - the legend of the Golden Ring of Russia" according to the schedule. Transfer to the bus station in Suzdal.

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

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour around Suzdal
During the bus and walking tour participants of the festival will see with their own eyes the main sights of the ancient Russian town: the Suzdal Kremlin complex with the Christmas Cathedral, the Bishops' Chambers and a whole complex of ancient churches. Also the guide will tell about the Spaso-Evfimiev monastery, by which participants of the program will pass. The monastery was founded in the XIV century as a fortress, designed to protect the city from enemies, and along with the Kremlin is included in the list of white-stone monuments of Suzdal and Vladimir, protected by UNESCO.

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1. A sightseeing tour around Vladimir + a visit to the "Babusha-Yagusya" museum (3.5 hours)
You can see the white stone monuments of XII century, such as Assumption Cathedral, in which the frescoes of the great Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev are (XV), the rarest monument of Russian military-defense architecture of the XII - The Golden Gate, Dmitrievsky Cathedral, famous for its white-stone carvings, Cathedral Square. Also you will remember the visit to the folklore museum "Babusya-Yagusya" (devoted to magic character of Russian fairy-tales Baba-Yaga).

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group 7-10 people - adult - 2739, child – 2169
Group 11-20 people - adult 1979, child – 1469
Group of 21-30 people - an adult - 1929, a child – 1329
Group 31-40 people - adult - 1717, child – 1169
Group 41-49 people - adult -1619, child – 1049
Group 50+ people - adult - 1589, child - 1039

2. Excursion to Gus-Khrustalny (2-2.5 hours)
This city is known for its "fragile" craft not only in Russia, but also abroad. The participants of the tour will visit the Crystal Museum in St. George's Cathedral, the crystal market and get acquainted with the history of one of the ancient and original cities of our country.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group 7-10 people - adult - 2189, child – 1969
Group 11-20 people - adult 1449, child – 1229
Group of 21-30 people - an adult - 1209, a child – 1179
Group 31-40 people - adult - 1209, child – 979
Group 41-49 people - adult -1099, child – 879
Group 50+ people - adult - 1009, child - 789

3. City tour of Yuriev-Polsky (3 hours)
Tourists will see key monuments of the architecture of the ancient city: the ensemble of the Mihailo-Arkhangelsk monastery, the St. George's Cathedral of the XIII century, the pearl of the white-stone architecture of Vladimir-Suzdal land. Also in the program view of the original bell towns and visit of the observation desk on 32m height.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group 7-10 people - adult - 1789, child – 1759
Group of 11-20 people - an adult 1529, a child – 1489
Group of 21-30 people - an adult - 1279, a child – 1249
Group of 31-40 people - an adult - 1119, a child – 1089
Group 41-49 people - adult - 989, child – 959
Group 50+ people - adult - 889, child - 859

4. A sightseeing tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky and Rostov the Great (4.5 hours)
During the excursion you will visit the Red Square of Pereslavl, the historical center of the city, you will see earth walls of the XII century, which are one of the first places among similar structures in ancient Russian cities, enjoy the panorama of Pleshcheyev Lake. You will visit the museum "Botik of Peter the Great". Further the program provides a visit to the Rostov Kremlin, which amazes with its majestic beauty. In addition to monuments of architecture, Rostov the Great is famous for its original arts and crafts. You will have the opportunity to visit the museum "Rostov enamel".

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group 7-10 people - adult - 2639, child – 2229
Group 11-20 people - an adult 1739, a child – 1409
Group 21-30 people - adult - 1659, child – 1349
Group 31-40 people - adult - 1409, child – 1099
Group 41-49 people - adult - 1079, child – 879
Group 50+ people - adult - 1129, child - 1049

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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