Russian and foreign
singers between 18 and 34 years old (on 1 January 1999) are invited to
join the Competition.
deadline is 1 March 1999 (as indicated by the postmark).
should be sent to:
St-Petersburg Nevsky ave., 65,
Cultural Centre "St-Petersburg Music-Lovers"
Committee of the Competition).
All papers should
be submitted either in Russian or in English.
The filled application
form with the competition order, in print. The competition programme indicated
in the application form is not subjected to any change.
Two black-and -white
photos (3x4), one black-and-white photo (9x12) and one coloured photo (9x12).
Copy of the birth
(to be suitable to published in a booklet).
takes the full responsibility for the data brought forward to the Organising
Committee reserves the right to choose the candidates at the preliminary
whose participation in the Competition will be agreed will be informed
in official procedure before 1 June 1999.
should confirm his/her arrival to the Competition by telegram or by fax
before 15 August 1999.
Committee retains the copyright on the information, photos, and audiovisuals
to present it to mass-media.
All rights on
audio- and video-recordings are reserved for the Elena Obraztsova Cultural
Centre "St-Petersburg Music-Lovers".
The Organising Committee
can provide a service of an experienced accompanist to a contestant if
applied before 1 March 1999.
In case if a
contestant wishes to perform with his/her own accompanist, all the travelling
and living expenses are covered by the contestant himself/herself.
If the service
of an accompanist is provided by the Organising Committee, the contestant
should send the notes of the compositions performed in the 1st and 2d Rounds
before 15 August 1999.
The rehearsal rooms
and time will be appointed for every contestant.
rehearsal will be arranged for the contestants admitted for the 3d Round.
Admission fee amounts
to 75 US Dollars and is paid at the day of arrival to St-Petersburg; Russian
contestants pay in the rouble equivalent according to the Central bank
of Russia currency exchange rate.
support for the foreign participants (visa requests, etc.) and information
services are provided by the Organising Committee. The visa could be issued
at a Russian Consulate upon receiving a formal invitation.
living expenses connected with the participation in the 1st Round are covered
by the contestants themselves. Hotel accommodation of the participants
of the 2d and 3d Rounds is paid by the Organising Committee.
The hotel accommodation
could be reserved; the reservation should be informed before 15 August
Committee provides assistance in accommodating, attending the Competition
events and cultural programmes for the accompanying persons, if requested
before 15 August 1999. Expenses are not covered.
The 3d Round and
the concert of the laureats are the white-tie occasion (i.e. the tail-coat
or black suit for men and long evening dress for women are obligatory).
in the Competition requires the full acceptance of its conditions.