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Republic of Belarus, Minsk

XXIII International festival of music and arts “Slavic meetings”


Did you know that the genius Einstein wanted to teach at the Belarusian State University, the real doctor Aibolit lived in Minsk, and the first Russian Empress Catherine I, according to one version of her origin, was the daughter of a Minsk gardener? This is only part of the stories that the capital of Belarus cherishes carefully, spoiling its guests with fascinating stories. "Slavic Meetings" is an amazing contest in the Republic of Belarus! On one competitive stage here there are talents from the countries of the CIS and Europe, open to creative dialogue and international cooperation. Every year thousands of artists visit this amazing even with family atmosphere. The competition includes the organization and holding of events that are significantin the cultural life of the city, for example, a colorful gala concert with the best performances of talented children and youth.


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".

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.


In process.

Financial terms


Special offer 10 + 1 for free.
Participation in the second and subsequent nominations - at an additional cost *





Extra meals

Extra days


6 650

8 250



1 500


8 650

10 250


lunch - 450
dinner -400 

2 300

Registration fee for participation in the festival:
2900 rubles - soloists / duets,
1000 rubles from the participant of the collective (but not more than 12,000 rubles from the collective)
1000 rubles for the participant in the nomination of decorative and applied creativity.

The price includes: excursions according to the tour program, Russian speaking guide according to the tour program, 2 (3) nights at hostel or hotels 3 * with breakfast. Accommodation in 2 and 3 bed rooms with private facilities in room, transport service according to the program.

Paid separately: railway tickets Moscow-Minsk-Moscow or St. Petersburg-Minsk-St. Petersburg, entrance tickets to museums and other sightseeing objects, lunches, dinners.

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

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 12000 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


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 FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till May,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 are accepted only in electronic form.

Preliminary program

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

Day 2
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station of Minsk, participants coming to the program for 3 days. Sightseeing bus-walking tour of Minsk according to schedule. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Free time, additional excursions *. Dinner*. Organizational meeting for teachers. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Sample scenes and sound. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the contest-festival. Solemn opening of the festival. Competitive listening. Dinner*. Continuation of competitive auditions. Round tables with jury members for managers and teachers. 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-walking tour of Minsk according to schedule. Transfer to the railway station.

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

Excursional program

Bus-walking tour of Minsk
The program includes a visit to the key sights of the capital of Belarus. Upper Town, Town Hall, old Nemiga street, Trinity suburb, outstanding Minsk - arena, cathedrals of the XVII-XVIII centuries - Orthodox and Catholic cathedrals; The Petro-Pavlovsky church of the beginning of the XVII century, the "Red" church of the beginning of the XX century, the avenue and the Independence Square, the Palace of the Republic, the National Library. Visit to the underground shopping and entertainment center "Stolitsa" on Independence Square with the Belarusian brand shops. 

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1. Monuments of the World and Nesvizh (11 hours)

The program includes a visit to two settlements - Mir and Nesvizh, famous for their castles. You will see the Mir Castle built in the first quarter of the XVI century, examine the museum exposition in the northern building of the castle, the church-burial-vault of the last titled castle owners - the princes of Svyatopolk-Mirsky. The historical part of the village Mir miraculously preserved the historical color, and the ensemble of the Market Square of the World deserves special attention, which includes the Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, the synagogue, the yeshiva, the houses of artisans and merchants. Transfer to Nesvizh. Sightseeing tour around the city - the former capital of the ordination of the princes of the Radziwills: the Market Square, the Town Hall and the old Trade Row, Slutsk Brama. Visit to the palace and park complex of the XVI-XVIII century, with an exposition in the palace. Acquaintance with the farny church of the end of the XVI century, the first in Eastern Europe construction in the Baroque style. Magnificent frescoes of the temple of the middle of the XVIII century, located in the cave of the crypt church (the family shrine of the Radziwills).

The cost of the excursion (rub / group)
Group up to 16 (18) people - 23 800
Group of up to 28 people - 35 000
Group up to 47 (49) people - 48 000

The cost of the excursion includes: sightseeing and transportation, visiting the crypt (the tomb of the Radziwills) in the Farny Church of Nesvizh.
Additionally paid (you can visit only Nesvizh Castle, and Mir Castle is available only for outdoor inspection):
Entrance tickets to Mir Castle - schoolchild - 230 rubles. / adult - 450 rubles.
Entrance tickets to the Palace of Radziwills in Nesvizh - schoolchild - 260 rubles / adult - 520 rubles.
Lunch at the restaurant - 400 rubles.

2. Excursion to the Museum of National Culture of Dudutki (5.5 hours)
You will become a guest of one of the most visited museums of Belarus, you will see monuments of national life, operating workshops of the Belarusian manor of the XIX century, the only active windmill in Belarus, visit the pottery workshop, visit the ancient forge of the XIX century, a traditional carpentry workshop, a picturesque bakery, an exhibition of vintage cars. You will visit the picturesque glade of picnics, you will be able to plunge into the atmosphere of a noble estate. There is a dinner in Belarusian national style and tasting: in a bakery (freshly baked bread, 3 types of cheese, butter, tea) and at a mill Belarusian lard with bread).

The cost of the excursion (rub / group)
Group up to 16 (18) people - 16 600
Group up to 28 people - 27 000 rub
Group up to 47 (49) people - 34 800

The cost of the excursion includes: excursion and transport services.
Additional paid:
Entrance tickets to the museum of material culture Dudutki (including tasting and skating on the spans): a schoolchild - 355 rubles., An adult in the school group (1 degustation) - 485 rubles. Lunch in the national style - 400 rubles.

3. Excursion to Khatyn
The tour is dedicated to the tragic events of the Great Patriotic War, the long years of occupation and struggle of the Belarusian people against the invaders. In the place burned by the invaders of the village of Khatyn in 1968, architects Yu. Gradov, V. Zankovich, L. Levin and sculptor S. Selikhanov created a majestic memorial, now famous throughout the world. It was created in memory of hundreds of Belarusian villages destroyed by the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War and the huge contribution of the Belarusian people, which brought innumerable sacrifices - every third inhabitant of Belarus perished during the Great Patriotic War. You will see the key attractions of the memorial - "The Unconquered Man", the memorial ring, the obelisks and the Eternal Flame. At the end of the tour you will visit the Mound of Glory - a monument to the soldiers-liberators of Minsk and you will be able to climb to its peak.

The cost of the excursion (rub / group)
Group up to 16 (18) people - 17 600
Group up to 28 people - 27 500
Group up to 47 (49) people - 34 400

The cost of the excursion includes: excursion and transport services
Additionally paid: lunch - 400 rubles.

4. Visit to the water park "Lebyazhy"
The largest water complex on the territory of Belarus, as well as the fifth largest in Europe. Near the park there is a picturesque recreation zone of the reservoir "Drozdy" and a biological reserve. The water park is located on 5 floors and covers an area of more than 32,000 m2.

The prices are being specified.
Transfer hotel-water park hotel is paid extra. Conditions to be confirmed at the time of booking.

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 past events
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E-mail address: [email protected]
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The address of the organizing committee: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Bolshaya Morskaya, 19, letter A, cab. 2D2.