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Russia. Saint-Petersburg

VI International festival of music and arts “Marvelous Island”


Saint-Petersburg ia like a child, surrounded by the attention of adults: poets, painters, architects... The city received the best gifts: granite embankments, majestic bridges, ornate houses. Appreciate its beauty - become the participant of our amazing festival.  Having absorbed the beauty of all existing forms of art, growing up, Petersburg has become one of the key centers of Russia's culture, its aesthetic development. The city learned to inspire, to generate seeds of noble sentiment, from which you can reap a rich harvest. In this city you want to be, live, it wants you to enjoy its atmosphere. We invite you to become a guest of the festival. It will be a colorful end of the summer season and, who knows, maybe you will become the owner of the Grand Prix and go to one of our next festivals of the new school year absolutely for free!


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".


The performances of the participants will take place on the stage of the Palace of culture of railway workers.

The Palace of Culture of Railwaymen - the prestigious scene of St. Petersburg, whose guests were Alexander Rosenbaum, the Choir of War and Labor Veterans, the troupe of the Drama Theater. Countess S.V. Panina. The hall is equipped with modern sound and lighting equipment necessary for holding competitions, festivals and other cultural events at a high level.

Scene configuration: 9.6 x 8.5 m, linoleum cover.


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 teachers 15 + 1 offer for free.
Participation in the second and subsequent nominations for an additional cost *


3 days

4 days


Extra meals

Extra days











450 – lunch/dinner






550 – lunch/dinner



The price includes: participation in the competition and master classes, accommodation in hostels and hotels. Arrival of participants from 15.00, departure until 12.00, breakfast for the program COMFORT, excursion program, transfer from the railway and bus station (on the festival dates).

Transfer hotel-concert hall-hotel is charged additionally: from 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 flight will not be returned.

* Participation in two or more nominations is paid:
- for soloists and duets - 2900 rubles,
- for other participants - 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 12,000 rubles from the team
- participation in the exhibition - 1000 rubles per person.
Cost is indicated for one additional nomination.
If a participant performs solo / as a duet, or as part of an ensemble, the main nomination is an ensemble. Solo / duet performance in this case is an additional nomination.
In the conditions of a large volume of applications, premature termination is possible

FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR COLLECTIVES FROM ST. PETERSBURG (excluding accommodation, food, transfers and excursions):
Registration fee for participation:
- for soloists and duets 2900 rubles
- for the other participants 1000 rubles per person, but not more than 12 000 rubles from the team
- participation in the exhibition 1000 rubles per person
Under the conditions of local participants, teams and soloists residing in the city of the competition or nearby settlements (no more than 150 km from the city of the competition) are accepted.
When submitting an application for a contest, each team, as well as each age group, must provide a family list 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 June, 3, 2021 (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

1 day.
Meeting at the railway station in St. Petersburg of participants coming to the program for 4 days (recommended arrival time from 7:00 to 13:00). Sightseeing bus and walking tour of St. Petersburg according to the schedule. During the excursion you will see the main sights of St. Petersburg: Nevsky Prospect, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, the Kunstkamera building and the University, Palace Square and the Winter Palace, the Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky Theater, the Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Blood, Mars Tower , Arts Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, a mosque near the Alexander Garden, the cruiser Aurora. Hotel accommodation (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Free time for additional excursions *. Dinner*. Organizational meeting for managers. Disco-dating for children. Participants submit business cards or non-competitive numbers. Overnight at the hotel.

2 day. 
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station of St. Petersburg participants arriving at the program for 3 days (recommended arrival time from 7:00 to 13:00). Hotel accommodation (rooms are available from 14.00). COMPETITIVE DAY. Sample scene and sound. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the contest-festival. The grand opening of the contest-festival. Competitive auditions. Dinner*. Continuing competitive auditions. Round tables with members of the jury for managers and teachers. Master Classes For groups not participating in auditions, free day for additional excursions *. Dinner*. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

3 day.
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Continuing competitive auditions. Round tables with members of the jury for managers and teachers. Dinner*. Master Classes Gala concert and award ceremony. Dinner*. Festive disco. Reception for managers. Overnight at the hotel.

4 day. 
Breakfast. Sightseeing bus and walking tour across St. Petersburg for the participants coming according to the program for 3 days. During the excursion you will see the main sights of St. Petersburg: Nevsky Prospect, the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, the Kunstkamera building and the University, Palace Square and the Winter Palace, the Admiralty, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky Theater, the Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Blood, Mars Tower , Arts Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, a mosque near the Alexander Garden, the cruiser Aurora. Transfer to the railway station.

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

The number of places in hotels is limited! Booking of hotel rooms of the selected category is made only after the registration of the application and the prepayment.

On the first day, the sightseeing tour is combined with transfer to the hotel. On the day of departure, a sightseeing tour combined with a transfer to the station. When transferring an excursion or transfer to a date or time other than those specified in the standard trip program, it is possible to recalculate the cost by including an individual transfer or excursion.

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour around St. Petersburg (duration about 3 hours).

Participants of the festival will get acquainted with the history of construction and development of the Northern capital for three centuries. Guests will see the main sights of St. Petersburg: Nevsky Prospekt, Strelka of the Vasilievsky Island, the building of the Kunstkamera and the University, the Palace Square and the Winter Palace, the Admiralty, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Bronze Horseman, the Mariinsky theater, the Kazan Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on the Blood, the Field of Mars, Peter and Paul Fortress, mosque, cruiser "Aurora". As part of the tour, there are several stops for taking photographs. Visiting museums is not included in the excursion.

Additional excursions (for a fee)

1) Excursion to Pushkin
A country excursion to the city of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), where you will visit one of the most elegant and richly decorated palace - the residence of the Empress Catherine the Great, where the famous Amber Room is kept.
2) Pavlovsk
The tour begins on the road to Pavlovsk with a story about the era of Paul I - one of the most mysterious emperors on the Russian throne. The Pavlovsky Palace is famous for its very serious damage to the Great Patriotic War, but it was completely restored.
3) Gatchina
One of the most peculiar suburbs of St. Petersburg. The center of the Gatchina is the palace and the park. Built in the form of a secluded castle, it rises above a quiet water surface, subjugating the surrounding landscape. Nowadays the Gatchina Palace is a museum.
4) Peterhof
Excursion to Petergof begins in the city, where on the historical Peterhof road there are such remarkable monuments of history and architecture as Dashkova and Sheremetyevs' estates, the monastery of the Trinity-Sergius desert and the Constantine Palace, which blossomed after the restoration. Upon arrival in Peterhof - an excursion to the Lower Park, after the excursion, free time for a walk is provided. Visit to the Great Peterhof Palace. The parks of Peterhof are laid by the order of Peter the Great. Peterhof called "Russian Versailles" and "The Kingdom of Fountains" - 180 fountains and 4 cascades.

PLEASE NOTE that, at your request, any additional excursion program can be arranged for a fee.



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

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