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Russia, Moscow

XVII International festival of music and arts “Sounds and colors of the capital”


What confirms the high status of the art competition? A large number of participants? Invited "stars" in the jury, recognized experts among the teachers of the master classes, support of state structures that recognize the high significance of the event for the creative growth of new generations and the development of the festival movement on the planet? Our competition is a serious event, at which the strongest artists of different age categories meet.Their performances are assessed by teachers and artists, whose professionalism and knowledge are authoritative,state structures provide information support to our event, celebrating the inspiring power of art. Join the international event, become a part of our big and creative family!


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 one of the best scenes of the city - in the concert hall of the hotel "Cosmos".

The concert hall of the "Cosmos" hotel is one of the most popular concert venues in Moscow - for many TV programs and concerts with participation of celebreties, theater and circus performances. The hall has excellent acoustics and is filled with the latest equipment. Professional technical equipment complements the stylish interior of the concert hall.

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


6 000

6 900



1 000


7 450

8 450


lunch, dinner - 550

1 700

Price includes: participation in festival and master classes, accomodation in hotels/hostels according to the program, breakfast according to the program, sightseeing tour, transfer from railway station and back (in the dates of festival).

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 12000 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 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


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 May, 30 (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 at the railway station in Moscow participants who come on the program for 4 days. Sightseeing bus and walking tour around Moscow according to schedule. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). Dinner*. Free time for additional excursions *. Dinner*. Organizational meeting for teachers. Discotheque-acquaintance for children. Participants present  out-of-competition performances. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Breakfast. Meeting at the railway station in Moscow participants coming to the program for 3 days. Accommodation at the hotel (rooms are available from 14.00). COMPETITIVE DAY. Sample scenes and sound. Rehearsal of the grand opening of the festival. Solemn opening of the festival. Competitive listening. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Dinner*. Master classes. For groups not participating in auditions, a free day for additional excursions *. Dinner*. Disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3
Breakfast. COMPETITIVE DAY. Continuation of competitive auditions. Round tables with jury members for teachers. Dinner*. Master classes. Gala-concert and solemn rewarding of participants. Dinner*. Festive disco. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4
Breakfast. Sightseeing bus-walking tour around Moscow for participants coming to the program for 3 days. Transfer to the railway station.

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

Excursional program

Sightseeing tour around Moscow (4 hours)

During the tour the participants of the festival will see such key sights and places of Moscow as: Tverskaya Street, Pushkinskaya Square, Lubyanka Square, Presidential Administration Building, Cyril and Methodius Monuments, Temple All Saints on Kulishki, Varvarka Street, Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral, Kremlin Embankment, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Bolotnaya Square, Leninsky Prospekt, Vorobyovy Gory, Moscow State University,  the Avenue of movie stars, monument to Leonov, Ambassadorial town, modern residential complex "Golden Keys" and "Sparrow Hills", Poklonnaya Gora, Arc de Triomphe, Novy Arbat street Znamenka - the oldest street in Moscow.

Additional excursions (paid separately):

1.Excursion to the film studio "Mosfilm" (4 hours)
"Mosfilm" - one of the largest film studios in the world. You will see the real "City of Cinema", during an interesting excursion, view the magnificent scenery for films, film sets and make-up workshops, visit the unique museum of retro cars.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-15 people - children under 16 years - 2500 / adult - 2700
Group 16-20 people - children under 16 years - 1760 / adult - 1960
Group of 21-30 people - children under 16 years - 1620 / adult - 1830
Group 31-40 people - children under 16 years - 1210 / adult - 1420
Group 41-50 people - children under 16 years - 1170 / adult - 1370

2. Ostankino TV tower (4 hours)
The excursion program includes: a story of the guide about the history of the TV tower using multimedia technologies, meeting with the exposition of the museum of television and radio broadcasting, a visit to the unique exhibition of 3-D photographs of the legendary cosmonaut Sergey Krikalev, lifting on high-speed elevators to a height of 337 m.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-15 people - children under 16 years - 2600 / adult - 3200
Group 16-20 people - children under 16 years - 2000 / adult - 2600
Group 21-30 people - children under 16 years - 1980 / adult - 2580
Group 31-40 people - children under 16 years - 1720 / adult - 2320
Group 41-50 people - children under 16 years - 1520 / adult - 2120

3. "Secrets and legends of Moscow" (4 hours)
Evening bus tour of the capital. Legends, mysterious phenomena; mystical, unsolved mysteries of the life and death of celebrities - all this is an ode to the history of Moscow. During the tour you will take a new look at the history of great people: Tsar Ivan the Terrible, Princess Sophia, Tsarevich Dmitry, Emperors Peter the Great, Paul I and Alexander I.

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-15 people - 1700
Group of 16-20 people - 1200
Group of 21-30 people - 1250
Group of 31-40 people - 920
Group 41-50 people - 770

4. Moscow Kremlin + Armory Chamber (6 hours)
The ensemble of the Kremlin includes monuments of different centuries. Here you will see palaces of Russian princes, emperors, hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, and also the residence of the President of Russia. You will see outstanding monuments of ancient Russian architecture: the Uspensky, the Annunciation, the Archangel's Cathedral, the Church of the Deposition, the Ivan the Great Belltower complex, the Faceted Chamber and the Patriarch's Palace. 

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-15 people - 3600
Group of 16-20 people - 2700
Group of 21-30 people - 2200
Group of 31-40 people - 2240
Group 41-50 people - 1870

5. Excursion to the modern complex of Moscow-City skyscrapers + climb to the observation deck (4 hours)
You go up to the highest skyscraper Moscow City, the tower "Federation". Before you will open an unforgettable panoramic view of Moscow, you will see millions of lights and you will feel the beauty of the capital city. The program includes: entrance ticket to the observation deck, lift on high-speed elevators at a speed of 8 m / s on the 89th floor of the skyscraper "Federation", printed photo for memory from the photo zone, format 10x15 cm, each guest, visit the ice cream factory + free portion ice cream "Clean Line".

Cost of excursion (rubles / person)
Group up to 9 people - upon request
Group of 10-15 people - children under 16 years - 2300 / adult - 2500
Group 16-20 people - children under 16 years - 1800 / adult - 2000
Group of 21-30 people - children under 16 years - 1830 / adult - 2030
Group 31-40 people - children under 16 years - 1520 / adult - 1720
Group 41-50 people - children under 16 years - 1370 / adult - 1570

1. Any other additional excursion program can be arranged for a fee at your request.
2. Prices quoted are subject to change. The current cost is additionally


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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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