We have regretfully to announce, that the XVIII. Rotary competition scheduled
for October is due to the actual situation cancelled and postponed for the next
year, in autumn 2023. See you next year.

The organizing committee

XVIII International Russian Rotary Children’s Music Competition 2022
XVIII Internationaler Rotary Musikwettbewerb fuer Jugendliche 2022
XVIII Concours Rotary de musique pour la jeunesse 2022
XVIII Concurso Rotary de música para niños 2022
XVIII Международный детский музыкальный конкурс Ротари 2022


Children from Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Germany, Hungary, England, Estonia, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Republic of Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain, South African Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, USA and Vietnam have already participated in International Russian Rotary Music Competition.



Rotary District 2223 Russia
Rotary Club Moscow East
In cooperation with:
Rotary Club München
Rotary Club Duesseldorf-Schlossturm


All Rotary Clubs worldwide can participate informing talented children and music schools in their city and encourage them to participate. Any Rotary Club can propose to sponsor one of the prizes to the prizewinners in the amount of US $200, US $ 300, US$ 500, US$1000, or US$2.000



Oleg Abramov – Chairman
Tiberius Braun
Josef Marous

Oleg Abramov : brandtbrass11@gmail.com
Tiberius Braun : tiberius.braun.tui@gmail.com
( in German, English, Russian, Spanish, Romanian, Hungarian)
Josef Marous : marous@t-online.de
( in French, German, English, Russian, Czech, Spanish )

RULES of the competition
  1. XVIII. International Russian Rotary Children’s Muic Competition is taking place in Moscow, Russia, 1-2 nd of October 2022.
  2. Age of the participants is from 8 to 12 years. Limit of 12 years means that the participant is until 30.10.2022 younger than 13 years.
  3. Competition is for following musical instruments: violin, violoncello, harp, piano, wind instruments.
  4. Following limits apply to all applicants: Participants of the Finals in previous years are not allowed for participation in the competition. Participants of the Semifinals in previous years can participate again. b) Children, participating in the competition in previous years but not achieving the finals, are allowed to participate in the competition again.
  5. Participants are required to post video of performance according to Repertoire of the preliminary round to their Youtube channel and to send to all members of the Organizing committee the name of the Youtube channel containing the performances. The performances must have in the title ,, 18th International Russian Rotary Music Competition,, , the composer and name of the work. The video shall be not older than 9 month. Music professors and members of the organizing committee are evaluating the videos posted on Youtube according to the rules and choose 12 to 14 participants to the semifinals.
  6. Music competition in Moscow is done in two stages: semifinals and finals. To the finals are admitted the best 6 semifinalists.
  7. Prizes:
    1st Prize – 2.000 USD2nd Prize –1.000 USD3rd Prize – 500 USD4th to 6th Prize –300 US7th to 14th prize – 200 US$
  8. Russian Participants will receive Prizes in Rubles, foreign participants in USD. From the prize money will be deducted 13% Russian income tax for residents and 30 % for non residents.
  9. Registration fee: There is no registration fee. Participation in the competition is free of cost.
  10. The deadline for sending the application by e-mail to all members of the organizing committee including the information in which Youtube channel are posted the videos of the preliminary round is May 31, 2022.</>
  11. Application are to be send by e-mail to:
    Oleg Abramov / brandtbrass11@gmail.com
    Tiberius Braun / tiberius.braun.tui@gmail.com
    Josef Marous / e-mail marous@t-online.de
    please, indicate:- First name, surname*
    - Contact phone number, e-mail and address *
    * Applications without contact information will not be accepted for the competition!
    To the application please, enclose:
    a) Photo of the candidate (10 x 15)
    b) Biography
    c) Information about the teacher and music school
    d) Program for semifinals and finals ( Very important: music from compositors which died less then 70 years ago cannot be accepted !)
  12. The musical program included in the application must be followed in the semifinals and finals. It is not possible to change program on short notice.PRELIMINARY  Round – RepertoireFor Pianists:
    • One movement from sonata from Mozart or Beethoven (own choice)• Piece of Russian composer (own choice).
    • One or two works of own choice (performance solo or with orchestra permitted)
    Total not less than 20 Minutes

    For Violinists:
    • One caprice by Kreutzer or Wieniawski or Rode
    • Part for violin solo (own choice)
    • One or two parts for violin and piano (own choice), or violin with orchestra (own choice)
    Total not less than 20 Minutes

    For Flute:
    • A. Vivaldi concerto (own choice)
    • One or two compositions for flute and piano
    • Mozart (own choice) – one or two works
    • Own choice
    Total not less then 20 minutes

    For Clarinet:
    • One or two compositions for Clarinet and piano (own choice)
    • Work from Russian composer (Own choice)
    • Own choice
    Total not less then 20 Minutes

    For Oboe:
    • Hendel- concerto G – moll (I. and I. parts) or Albinoni – Concerto B-dur (II. and III. parts)
    • Composition of a 20th Century Composer or Composition of a 19th Century Composer
    • Own choice
    • Own choice
    Total not less than 20 Minutes

    For bassoon: Choise from
    • Benedetto Marcello Sonata (for basson and piano) e-moll
    • Antonio Vivaldi Cello Sonata in e-moll, op.14, No.5, RV 40
    • E.Bourdeau 1er solo (for bassoon and piano)
    • W.A.Mozart Sonata A-dur K 04162
    • Own choise
    Total not less than 20 minutes

    • All other instruments
    At least 3 works (own choice) – total at least 20 Minutes

    SEMIFINALS: Important: for copyright reasons, all composers shall be dead for more than 70 years !

    For Pianists:
    • Work from Russian composer (own choice)
    • At least one movement from sonata by Mozart or Beethoven or Haydn
    • Own choice from composer, which died before 1945
    Total not less than 12 minutes and not more than 15 minutes

    For Violinists:
    • One caprice by Kreutzer or Wieniawski or Rode
    • Work from Russian composer (Own choice)
    • Own choice from composer who died before 1945
    Total not less than 12 minutes and not more than 15 minutes

    For Harp
    • One work of cantilena character (own choice)
    • One work of lively character (own choice)
    Total not more than 15 minutes.

    Other instruments
    2 or 3 works , one of them should be if possible from Russian composer (not for bassoon)– total not less then 12 minutes and not more than 15 Minutes

    FINALS: minimum 9 minutes, maximum 18 minutes will be played with chamber orchestra. Finalists must choose from the following classical works:

    Vivaldi Concert a-moll RV 86
    Bach Concert a-moll BWV 1041
    Wieniawski Concert d-moll op. 22, 1 movement
    Mendelssohn Concert e-moll op. 64, 1 movement or 2-3 movements
    Mozart violin concerto no 3, 1 movement or 2-3 movements
    Saint-Saens violin concerto no 3, 1 movement

    Johann Christian Bach Concert c-moll
    Georg Friedrich Händel Concert h-moll

    Georg Friedrich Händel Harp concert B-dur ( 1.part or 2.and 3. parts)

    Haydn Concert D-dur Hob.XIII/II, 2-3 movements
    Bach Concert f-moll BWV 1056, ALL MOVEMENTS
    Mozart Concert No 21 C-dur KV 461, 2-3 movements
    Bethoven Concert no 1 C-dur op 15 (1 movement)
    Mendelssohn piano concerto no 2, 1 movement or 2-3 movements

    Cecile Chaminade Concertino for Flute and Orchestra op. 107
    Quantz Concert G-dur, 1 movement
    Stamitz Concert G-dur, 1 movement
    Bach Suite h-mol
    F.Danzi Concerto for flute and orchestra No 1 in G major, Op 30, 1.part

    Cimarosa Concert C-dur
    Vivaldi Concert a-mol

    Weber Concertino c-moll ор. 26
    Taneev Canzona (1883)

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in e-moll RV 484

  13. Jury members do not participate in the voting for own scholars.
  14. The Jury has the right to stop the performance of the participant of the competition if the performance exceeds the time limit or does not correspond to other requirements of the competition.
  15. The results are announced at the end of each stage. The points received by each candidate are not being made public.
  16. The finalists receive diploma showing the place achieved in the finals and the title of Laureate. The semifinalists receive diploma of participant of the semifinals.
  17. The decisions of the Jury are definitive and cannot be questioned.



During the competition in Moscow (3 days/nights) the organizing committee will provide accommodation for each participant not living in Moscow or Moscow Region and one accompanying person. ( together One hotel room). All other expenses must be covered by the participants themselves.

Previous competitions

Performances of the finalists of the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th , 11th ,12th, 13th , 14th, 15th ,16th and 17th International Rotary music competition and semifinalists of the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th,14th, 15th, 16th and 17th competitions can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/user/Rotaryrus/videos

Other information can be seen at: Facebook :


Ownership rights:

With his or her registration the participant declares that no third party holds any copyright and/ or other legal rights on photo, video or other audio material which is recorded or created during the competition and during concerts organized by the competition. All rights of distribution of photo, audio and video materials, for commercial purpose inclusive, belong to the Organizing committee and Advisory Board of the competition. Furthermore he or she declares that he/she hands over the rights of broadcasting and distribution of the audio- and or video materials to the Organizing committee free of charge and for unlimited period of time.



1st Prize

Aleksander Dolgov,     Moscow, saxophone


2nd Prize

Adriana Vasilski,    Muenchen / Germany, piano


3rd Prize

Elen Virabian,    Moscow Region, flute


Darya Myachina,    St. Petersburg, piano


4th Prize

Fedor Gromov,   Minsk/Belarus, oboe


5th Prize

Maksim Tereschenko,     Moscow, piano







The XVII Children’s Rotary Music Competition

will be held on the 2-3 October in the Gnesin State Music School Moscow ( one week earlier as announced before).

The qualified participants will be informed

soon about all the details.



Organisation Committee of the Competition

We have with regret to announce, that due to the continuous pandemic situation we have to postpone the XVII competition.

It is now rescheduled at the same place in Moscow, for the 9-10 October 2021.

Hope to see you safe all together at the new dates.


The Organizing Committee

of the International Rotary competition

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