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France, Paris

XVII International festival of music and arts “Under the Paris sky”


Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, Sarah Bernhard, Edith Piaf ... What unites these people besides the undisputed creative genius? All of them were born, raised or lived in Paris, inspired by the city from the dungeons of the catacombs to the top of the hill of Montmartre. The city on the Seine played a significant role in the development of opera and theater, the formation of cinematography. Its museums are 'decorated' with the world masterpieces of painting and sculpture: "Mona Lisa" and "Venus de Milo" among them. Honore de Balzac said that "Paris is a real ocean. Throw a coin in it, and yet you will not know its depth". Paris is a city of art, where the greatest writers, artists, actors, singers worked. It's your time! The international jury and master classes of the best teachers of France are waiting for the participants of the festival. Performance on a prestigious stage with famous European collectives, exchange of pedagogical knowledge, acquaintance with peers from other countries is a unique experience that can be obtained only at a world-wide event like this!


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

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". 

Financial terms

In process.


FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ARTS it is necessary to send an application about the team (soloist) till April,1, 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.

Preliminary program

In process.

Excursional program

The program of the trip to festival (Economy / Comfort / Avia) provides free sightseeing tours in the cities along the route: Warsaw, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Amsterdam, Luxembourg. In addition, you can visit additional sightseeing and recreational activities.

Additional excursions (paid separately)

1. Walk on the boat along the Vltava
Prague stands on the beautiful river Vltava. You can go to a small river voyage on the boat, look at the lights of the evening city from the water and have delicious dinner (buffet).

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 30 € - adult / 25 € - children under 18 years

2. Excursion "Magic Prague"
The Gothic capital of Europe is ready to open its secrets to you. In the mysterious twilight the contours of its houses, all sounds seem even more mysterious. Learn the city anew on a magical walking tour.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 15 people - 15 € - adult / 10 € - children under 18 years

1. Trip on a boat through the channels of Amsterdam
City channels of the capital of the Netherlands are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and are one of the key attractions of Amsterdam. Embark on a small cruise and admire the city with water.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 15 € - adult / 7 € - children under 12 years

2. Trip to Zanes-Schans
The open-air museum of Zanes-Schans is famous for its brilliantly preserved objects of wooden architecture of the 17th-18th centuries, including the famous windmills - the country's emblem.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 5 € - adult / children

1. A walk on the boat in the Seine
You will see the grandiose views of Paris. You will pass under the most famous of its bridges, once again look around the evening city and enjoy the views of the romantic embankments of Paris.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 14 € - adult / 7 € - children under 12 years

2. Rise to the second level of the Eiffel Tower
Use the opportunity to visit one of the world's most famous landmarks, the symbol of Paris and all of France.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 16 € - adult / 8 € - children under 12 years

3. Excursion "Evening Montmartre"
The hill of Montmartre is the highest point of Paris. At the top of the hill is the Sacré-Coeur basilica, one of the most popular sights of the French capital. To ascend to Montmartre you can by famous staircases or by cable car.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 10 € - adult / 5 € - children under 12 years

4. Excursion "The lights of Paris"
Admire the city on the Seine in an elegant evening outfit, appreciate the illumination of its greatest attractions that have become world heritage.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 10 € - adult / 5 € - children under 12 years

5. Ascent to the observation deck Montparnasse
The Montparnasse Tower is the second tallest building in the Paris and the only skyscraper within Paris. You can climb to its observation deck and see the city from the top.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 15 € - adult / 9 € - children under 16 years

6. Trip to Disneyland
This, undoubtedly, one of the greatest amusement parks of the planet, is a dream for most boys and girls. Make a fairy tale come true - go to Disneyland. The price includes travel and entrance tickets.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 80 € - adult / 70 € - children under 18 years

7. Trip to Versailles
Grandiose garden and park ensemble, the elder brother of the Russian Peterhof inspires with its architecture and the landscape of travelers from all over the world. The price includes a transfer, entrance tickets and an audio guide.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 30 € - adult / 15 € - children under 18 years

Entrance tickets to the museums of Paris:
Louvre - for persons over 18 years - 15 €, up to 18 years - free of charge
Orsay - for persons over 18 years old -12 €, up to 18 years - free of charge

Sightseeing tour in Trier
The German city of Trier is called Northern Rome and is considered the oldest city in Germany, since it was founded in 15 BC. e. the Roman Emperor Octavian Augustus.

Cost of excursion (€ / person):
Group from 30 people - 15 € - adult / 10 € - children under 18 years

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 number of people who want 30 people.

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.


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

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