«Heaven and Earth»

2nd International Multimedia Competition
for Pianists and Musical Experts

«Heaven and Earth»

2nd International Multimedia Competition
for Pianists and Musical Experts

Specialization MUSICAL EXPERTS

NOMINATIONS:

  1. Musical experts. Conservatory and University students.

  2. Musical experts. Post-graduate students and musical experts.

The goal for contestants in the «Musical Experts» nomination is to write an article about the «Heaven and Earth» multimedia project by composer Ivan Sokolov and artist Konstantin Sutyagin. (Musical component – «Evangelical Pictures» pianoforte series by Ivan Sokolov. Art component – a series of 70 paintings by Konstantin Sutyagin).

Articles about just the musical component of the project are permitted.

The competition will take place from 1 September 2019 to 19 April 2020.

Participation in the competition is free of charge. No registration fees need to be paid by the participants.

Any musical expert from any country can take part in the competition.

The competition is based on a unique multimedia project by prominent Russian modern art figures – composer Ivan Sokolov and artist Konstantin Sutyagin.

Ivan Sokolov wrote a series of pianoforte pieces called «Evangelical Pictures,» which contains 31 preludes, a Recitative and an Epilogue. Konstantin Sutyagin created a series of 70 paintings under the same title. The two art forms come together in a combined multimedia project called «Heaven and Earth» available at zemlyainebo.ru

«Evangelical Pictures» consists of 31 preludes, a Recitative and an Epilogue. For pianoforte. Musical score with an introductory article by the composer: download

NOMINATIONS

1. Nomination: «Musical experts. Conservatory and University students»

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

1st prize – 30,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

2nd prize – 20,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

5 Diploma Winners will receive HONORARY WINNER’S DIPLOMAS

All laureate ACADEMIC ADVISORS will be awarded 20,000 RUB and a DIPLOMA

All diploma winner ACADEMIC ADVISORS will be awarded a DIPLOMA

All competition participants will receive Certificates of Merit, and their academic advisors will receive Thank-you letters.

All works presented will be published in an Anthology of the «Heaven and Earth» contest, which will be distributed to all music departments at Russian Universities and colleges.

The best works will be published in magazines licensed with the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Russian Federation.

2. Nomination: «Musical experts. Post-graduate students and music experts»

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

1st prize – 30,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

2nd prize – 20,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

3 Diploma Winners will receive HONORARY WINNER’S DIPLOMAS

All competition participants will receive Certificates of Merit.

All works presented will be published in an Anthology of the «Heaven and Earth» contest, which will be distributed to all music departments at Russian Universities and colleges.

The best works will be published in magazines licensed with the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Russian Federation.

THE PANEL

The participants’ skills will be assessed by prominent music experts

KHOLOPOVA Valentina Nikolaevna

Academician, Titular Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science, Doctor of Arts, professor; Head of the Department of Interdisciplinary Specializations for Musical Experts at the Moscow State Conservatory

KOMARNITSKAYA Olga Vissarionovna

Doctor of Arts, Professor, Moscow State Conservatory

SOKOLOV Ivan Glebovich

Pianist and composer

Contest stages

September 2019 – January 2020

First tour

September 2019 – January 2020

The contestants should complete their applications with attached works at the competition website by 10 January 2020. The results will be announced on 10 February 2020 on VKontakte and Facebook (links to the groups can be found at the end of the Regulations).

10 February 2020 to 15 March 2020

Second tour
Project presentation

10 February 2020 to 15 March 2020

The project presentation will take place online between 10 February and 15 March 2020. The organizers will discuss the timing of the online session individually with each participant. The presentation results will determine the Laureate and Diploma winners. The results will be announced and awards given on 19 April 2020, at the Easter multimedia concert at the Moscow State Conservatory.

The competition is organized by the «Heaven and Earth» charity foundation

REGULATIONS of the 2nd «Heaven and Earth» International Multimedia Competition for Pianists and Music Experts

Specialization: «Musical Experts». Only original scientific works by the respective authors (no age restriction) that have not previously been published (including online) and have not been presented for consideration to Russian or foreign journals will be accepted for the competition. The works can represent one of the following genres:

  • Op-ed, educational article, review, essay
  • Analytical, methodological article
  • End-of-year thesis
  • Graduate thesis

Participation in the competition is free of charge. No registration fees need to be paid by the participants.

The competition is based on a unique multimedia project by prominent Russian modern art figures – composer Ivan Sokolov and artist Konstantin Sutyagin.

Ivan Sokolov wrote a series of pianoforte pieces called «Evangelical Pictures,» which contains 31 preludes, a Recitative and an Epilogue. Konstantin Sutyagin created a series of 70 paintings under the same title. The two art forms come together in a single multimedia project called «Heaven and Earth.»

The goal for contestants in the «Musical Experts» nomination is to write an article about the «Heaven and Earth» multimedia project by composer Ivan Sokolov and artist Konstantin Sutyagin. (Musical component – «Evangelical Pictures» pianoforte series by Ivan Sokolov. Art component – a series of 70 paintings by Konstantin Sutyagin).

Articles about just the musical component of the project are permitted.

OBJECTIVES OF THE COMPETITION

The goal of the competition is to identify and promote talented musical experts and their academic advisors; promote the creative activities of students at musical educational institutions; share experiences and innovative ideas; and enrich Russia’s musical space with the best examples of modern music.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PRESENTATION MATERIALS

The article text and accompanying text materials must be sent in a single file. Sample musical scores and illustrations must be sent in individual *.jpeg or *.tiff files.

To ensure more complete evaluation of the works, it is recommended that you enclose audio, visual and musical score materials supporting the topic of the work. All works must be written and typeset to high professional standards.

Text volume

  1. Nomination «Conservatory and University students» – at least 20 pages.
  2. Nomination «Post-graduate students and musical experts» – at least 30 pages, including a list of references and sample music scores and/or illustrations (up to 10 illustrations are permitted). An analytical (research) article must be accompanied by a list of references.

The texts must be free of spelling errors, typos and extra spaces.

All illustrations and tables must be embedded in the main text file, signed, numbered and additionally sent as individual files. Sample musical scores must be provided in .mus format; and illustrations in .tiff, .jpeg formats (at 600 dpi resolution).

The materials may be uploaded to cloud storage or other websites, with links included in the text.

The panel reserves the right to discard manuscripts that don’t meet these requirements.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

1. Musical experts. Conservatory and University students.

1st prize – 30,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

2nd prize – 20,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

5 Diploma Winners will receive HONORARY WINNER’S DIPLOMAS

All laureate ACADEMIC ADVISORS will be awarded 20,000 RUB and a DIPLOMA

All diploma winner ACADEMIC ADVISORS will be awarded a DIPLOMA

All competition participants will receive Certificates of Merit, and their academic advisors will receive Thank-you letters.

All works presented will be published in an Anthology of the «Heaven and Earth» contest, which will be distributed to all music departments at Russian Universities and colleges.

The best works will be published in magazines licensed with the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Russian Federation.

2. Musical experts. Post-graduate students and musical experts.

1st prize – 30,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

2nd prize – 20,000 RUB and a LAUREATE DIPLOMA

All competition participants will receive Certificates of Merit.

All works presented will be published in an Anthology of the «Heaven and Earth» contest, which will be distributed to all music departments at Russian Universities and colleges.

The best works will be published in magazines licensed with the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles of the Russian Federation.

The judges reserve the right to withhold the laureate titles if none of the participants scores enough points.

HONORARY PRIZES AND TITLES TO THE BEST DEPARTMENTS

Educational institution departments that send the most participants demonstrating outstanding results will receive an honorary title «Department of high musical culture» for their contribution to the development of modern art.

One department will also win a special prize: a cordial dinner with composer Ivan Sokolov at the Metropol Restaurant in Moscow, and a representative from the department will enjoy a night out with the composer of «Evangelical Pictures.» The time and date of the cordial dinner will be separately agreed upon.

THE PANEL

The participants’ skills will be assessed by prominent music experts

Valentina Nikolaevna KHOLOPOVA

Academician, Titular Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Science, Doctor of Arts, professor; head of Department of Interdisciplinary Specializations for Musical Experts at the Moscow State Conservatory; member of the Composers Union of Russia; Merited Master of the Arts of Russia.

Olga Vissarionovna KOMARNITSKAYA

Doctor of Arts, Professor, Moscow State Conservatory

Ivan Glebovich SOKOLOV

Pianist and composer

The organizers may amend the panel.

COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS

The competition is open to musical experts of all ages residing in any country.

FORMAT AND TIMING OF THE COMPETITION

  • First tour (September 2019 – January 2020). The contestants should complete their applications with attached works at the competition website. The works must be submitted by 10 January 2020. The results will be announced on 10 February 2020 on VKontakte and Facebook (links to the groups can be found at the end of the Regulations).

  • Second tour (Project presentation) The project presentation will take place online between 10 February and 15 March 2020. The organizers will discuss the timing of online sessions individually with each participant. The presentation results will determine the Laureates.

The results will be announced and awards given on 19 April 2020, at the Easter multimedia concert at the Moscow State Conservatory.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. «Heaven and Earth» multimedia project website: www.zemlyainebo.ru
  2. Video interview with composer Ivan Sokolov: watch here
  3. Video interview with artist Konstantin Sutyagin: watch here
  4. We also recommend a very interesting series of music lectures by Ivan Sokolov, «From Bach to the present day» see here 150 lectures will be recorded.
  5. N. Ruchkina’s thesis paper titled «Ivan Sokolov’s composition work: establishing the ‘simple style’»: read
  6. A book about the «Heaven and Earth» multimedia project has been published. The book contains interactive QR codes that enable the reader to hear the music and watch the paintings come alive. watch

ORGANIZERS

Email: zncompetition@gmail.com

Coordinator phones: +7 (903) 119-72-09, +7 (916) 253-48-10, +7 (916) 326-25-71

SOCIAL MEDIA

If you have any questions about the Competition,please feel free to inquire on our pages on the VKontakte and Facebook social media platforms, or by private message within the group.

Application to participate in the competition

Full name of the participant *

Date of birth *

Your musical educational institution and graduation date *

Phone *

E-mail *

Nomination *

Attach your work by one file (any archive or docx, pdf...) *

Full name of your teacher
(if he/she assisted in preparation)

Teacher’s phone and email

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