Hungary, Budapest

I International festival of music and arts “Magic stars of Budapest”

04.05.2020-09.05.2020

from 230 €/person

"Paris on the Danube" - this is the name of the capital of Hungary, standing on the banks of this mighty river. Budapest, assembled as a puzzle from the neighboring cities: Peshta, Budy and Obudy, like the real "man of art", retained the best features of each of them. Our festival is like a mosaic, parts of which are vivid creative performances of our participants. Without your participation, the picture will be incomplete! Your performance, shown on the European stage is not only a real chance to become a winner of the international level, but also an opportunity to adopt foreign techniques and practices, both pedagogical and creative. In your spare time you can enjoy the beauties of the only capital of the European state, which has the status of a resort, thanks to the magnificent mineral springs and thermal zones! In addition, we must not forget that Budapest is a city of art. Here the actress Zha Zha Gabor was born, the writer Fridish Karinti, the illusionist Harry Houdini, the best groups performed at numerous stages of the city, including the troupe of the Taganka Theater led by the reformer of the Russian theater Yuri Lyubimov.

Venue

The international festival of music and arts will be held with the support of "Sanartis" c.r.o. (Prague, Czech Republic), "St. Petersburg Academy of Postgraduate Education" and the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music. 

OBJECTIVES AND TASKS OF THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS
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.

NOMINATIONS
I. DANCE CREATIVITY
 (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.

AGE CATEGORIES
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.

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
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.

PROGRAM OF PERFORMANCE
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.

JURY
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.

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING PERFORMANCES AND AWARDING WINNERS
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. 

PRIZES AND AWARDS
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".

Location

In process.

Master classes

IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE 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. 

Note:

- 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. 

Financial terms

ATTENTION! PRICES CAN BE CHANGED

BUS PROGRAM ECONOMY
The cost of the trip is 250 € / person. (10 + 1 people for free)
The price includes: 1 night accommodation at the hotel 2-3 * in Poland, 1 night in the hotel 2-3 * in direction to Miskolc, 2 nights at the hotel 2-3 * in Budapest or near suburb, breakfast in hotels, hotel accommodation in 2,3-bedded rooms with all amenities, a Russian-speaking guide on the route, guided tours of the program, a comfortable bus on the route.

Fee for single accommodation in the hotel - 80 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Poland (2 courses + drink) - 10 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Hungary (2 dishes + drink) - 13 € / person.

BUS PROGRAM COMFORT
The cost of the trip is 275 € / person. (10 + 1 people for free)
The price includes: 2 nights in a hotel 2-3 * in Poland, 3 nights in a hotel 2-3 * in Budapest or near suburb, breakfast in hotels, accommodation in a hotel in 2,3 -bedded rooms with all amenities, Russian-speaking guide on the route, excursions to the program, a comfortable bus along the route.

Fee for single accommodation in the hotel - 95 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Poland (2 courses + drink) - 10 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Hungary (2 dishes + drink) - 13 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Austria (2 meals, drinks not included) - 15 € / person.

PROGRAM AVIA
The cost of the trip is 230 € / person. (10 + 1 people for free)
The price includes: 3 nights with breakfast in a 3 * hotel in Budapest, a tour of Budapest with a local guide (2.5 - 3 hours) with a bus service (3 hours), transfer airport - hotel - airport and hotel - festival - hotel.

Fee for single accommodation in the hotel - 85 € / person.
Additional accommodation in Budapest - 40 € / person.
Fee for dinner in Hungary (2 dishes + drink) - 13 € / person.
Fee for the transfer at a different time from the festival schedule:
airport-hotel-airport - 160 €.

Organizational fee for participation in the festival:
45 € from the soloist / duet member
20 € from the participant of the collective (but not more than 350 € from the collective)
20 € for the participant in the nomination decorative and applied arts.

In conditions of a large volume of applications, early termination of admission is possible.

Application

FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till 05.03.20 (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 foreigners: the need for additional meals or excursions and information about the time of arrival.

Preliminary program

BUS PROGRAM ECONOMY
KRAKOV - BUDAPEST - BEND OF THE DANUBE-VELICHKA * 5 days / 4 nights

4 May. Day 1 - BREST
Morning arrival in Brest. Picking up a group, getting on the bus. Passage of the border. Transit through the territory of Poland. Dinner*. Transfer to the hotel in the vicinity of Miskolc (about 550 km).

5 May. Day 2 - THERMAL BATHS MISKOLC-TAPOLZE, BUDAPEST
Breakfast. In the morning visit the thermal baths * (2 hours). Transfer to Budapest (184 km). Sightseeing bus and pedestrian tour around Budapest (3 hours). Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

6 May. Day 3 - BUDAPEST
Breakfast. FESTIVAL DAY, competitive performances. In the evening - boat trip on the Danube * or dinner in a folklore restaurant *. Overnight at the hotel.

7 May. Day 4 - BEND OF THE DANUBE- ESTERGOM, VYSHEGRAD, SENTENDRE
Breakfast. Excursion to the bend of the Danube with a visit to the Christian capital of Hungary in the city of Estergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings in the city of Vyshegrad, the city of Sentendre. Visit the Marzipan Museum *. Dinner*. Transfer to the night in Poland.

8 May. Day 5 - VELICHKA *
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Velichka (about 120 km). Visit to the Underground Museum * (entrance fees are paid additionally) "Salt Mine". Dinner*. Transfer to Brest (about 550 km).

BUS PROGRAM COMFORT

4 May. Day 1 -KRAKOV
Morning arrival in Brest. Picking up groups, getting on the bus. Passage of the border. Transit through the territory of Poland (about 420 km). Arrival to Krakow. Excursion around Krakow. Dinner*. Transfer to the hotel for the night (about 150 km).

5 May. Day 2 - BUDAPEST
Breakfast. Transfer to Budapest (400 km). Sightseeing bus and pedestrian tour around Budapest (3 hours). Free time. For those wishing to visit the thermal bath "Szecheni" *, the Museum of Fine Arts *. In the evening for those wishing to take a boat trip on the Danube *. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

6 May. Day 3 - BUDAPEST
Breakfast. FESTIVAL DAY, competitive performances. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

7 May. Day 4 - BEND OF THE DANUBE- ESTERGOM, VYSHEGRAD, SENTENDRE
Breakfast. Excursion to the bend of the Danube with a visit to the Christian capital of Hungary in the city of Estergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings in the city of Vyshegrad, the city of Sentendre. Visit the Marzipan Museum *. Dinner*. Transfer to the night in Poland.

8 May. Day 5 - VIENNA
Breakfast. Transfer to Vienna (about 240 km). Sightseeing bus and pedestrian tour of the historic center of Vienna. Free time, during which people can visit the Treasury *, Hofburg Museums * (Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, Silver Chamber). Dinner *. Transfer to overnight in Poland.

9 May. Day 6 - VELICHKA
VELICHKA *
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Velichka (about 120 km). Visit to the Underground Museum * (entrance fees are paid additionally) "Salt Mine". Dinner*. Transfer to Brest (about 550 km).

PROGRAM AVIA
5 May. Day 1 - Meeting at the airport in Budapest. Sightseeing tour of Budapest. Hotel accommodation. Dinner*. Free time. Organizational meeting. Rehearsals. Overnight at the hotel.

6 May. Day 2 - Breakfast. FESTIVAL DAY. Preparation for the performance, the opening ceremony, the beginning of the competitive auditions. Solemn ceremony of rewarding. Overnight at the hotel. Visit the thermal bath "Szecheni" *, the Museum of Fine Arts *. In the evening - boat trip on the Danube *. Dinner*. Overnight at the hotel.

7 May. Day 3 - Breakfast. Free time in Budapest. Optional excursion "Bend of the Danube" * with a visit to the city of Estergom, the city of Vyshegrad, the city of Sentendre. Overnight at the hotel.

8 May. Day 4 - Breakfast. Airport transfer.

* - not included in the tour price

Excursional program

The program of the festival (depending on the type of trip) provides free sightseeing tours in the cities along the route. In addition, you can visit additional sightseeing and recreational activities.

Excursions in the following programs:

1. Sightseeing bus and pedestrian tour around Budapest (3 hours)
A  journey through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe includes acquaintance with an impressive list of attractions: the Fortress district, the Royal Palace - one of the most grandiose buildings in Budapest, the Matthias temple, where all the royal families of Europe were married, Andrassy Avenue, Saint István Basilica, Fishermen's Bastion, with viewing platforms which offer a magnificent view of the Danube, the Heroes' Square, the largest main square of the capital, the Varoshliget park and the Vaidahunyad fortress.

2. Sightseeing tour of Krakow
The route includes a visit to all the key attractions of one of the most beautiful cities in Poland: the Old Town - Barbican, which together with the Florian Gate and the defensive walls protected the whole of Old Krakow, the Royal Route, the Main Market - the largest city square in Europe with an original chess desk, the Collegium Majus - Yagelonsky University, one of the oldest educational institutions in Europe, the Sukennitsa - a shopping arcade full of souvenirs and products of Krakow artisans, the Mariatic Church.

3. Sightseeing bus and pedestrian excursion around the historical center of Vienna
For many centuries, the capital of today's Austria - Vienna was the city-residence of the Habsburgs, and during their reign and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation, having become the cultural and political center of Europe. The Old Town of Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The program includes an overview of the following attractions: the Ringstrasse, the Vienna Opera, the Hofburg, the Town Hall, the Parliament, the University, Graben, the Cathedral of St. Stefan.

Additional excursions (paid separately)

1. Underground Museum "Salt Mine" in Velichka
The museum is one of the 8 monuments of Poland, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, because this is the only museum in the world, located at a depth of 211 m. The program includes an visit to a chapel, an underground gallery and a lake, sculptures from salt. The price includes entrance tickets and tour guide services.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 25 € - adult / 20 € - children under 17 years

2. Visit to the thermal baths of Miskolc-Tapolce (2 hours)
The special attraction of the  hydrotherapy bath is that it is located in natural, washed by thermal waters, caves. Cave baths were opened in 1959, but have a more ancient history. Back in the XIII century almost at the entrance to the modern complex was a monastery. Local monks used thermal water for their needs.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 14 €

3. Visit to the thermal baths "Széchenyi"
Rest in the largest bath complex in Budapest and all over Europe. A grandiose place was built at the beginning of the XX century and is one of the main attractions of the capital of Hungary.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 14 €

4. Excursion to the "Bend of the Danube"
The program includes a visit to the Christian capital of Hungary, the city of Estergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings of the city of Vyshegrad, the city of Sentendre.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 40 €

5. Treasury of the Habsburgs - shine of the Great Empire
Excursion includes a visit to the great Treasury of the Habsburgs. You will see unique collections of crowns, regalia and relics of the empire, which reflect more than 1000 years of European history, hear unusual stories about  the Habsburg dynasty. The Holy Grail, the Spear of Destiny - these and other world-famous exhibits are located right here.

Cost of excursion (€ / person)
Group from 15 people - 20 € + entrance ticket (adults - 12 €, children under 18 - 9 €)

6. Visit to the Marzipan Museum
Fishermen's Bastion, St. Basil's Cathedral, a portrait of Mozart and modern stars of cinema and show business, cartoon characters and fairy-tale characters are just a few sweet exhibits from marzipan that you can see in this museum. As part of the excursion, you will not only see the production process itself, but you can also satisfy the appetite for marzipan in the café at the museum, where many kinds of it are served.

Cost of excursion (€ / person)
Group from 15 people - 2-3 €

7. A boat trip along the Danube
In addition to the breathtaking views of the capital of Hungary from the water, you can listen to a fascinating story about the sights seen through the audio guide. The price includes a drink (champagne for adults, juice for children).

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 15 € - adult / 10 € - children under 14 years

8. Folklore dinner in Budapesht (2 hours)
Explore the rich Hungarian culture, traditions and customs at this colorful event. The program includes: dinner with drinks (wine / juice), folklore program, transfer.

Cost of excursion (€ / person)
Group from 15 people - 35 €

The host party reserves the right to make changes in the order of visiting the sites, preserving the program as a whole. It is possible to reduce the time of walking and sightseeing tours. Optional excursions are organized with a minimum amount of 15 people.

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

Contacts

Phones / Fax:
8 (800) 250-80-55 (Calls to the RF free of charge)
8 (911) 250-80-55 (Calls to WhatsApp for free)
8 (812) 600-21-23
8 (812) 600-21-24
E-mail address: [email protected]
Official site of the contest-festival: www.triumph-org.ru
Social networks:
VKontakte https://vk.com/triumph_org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/triumphorg/
The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.

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