For the first time we offer you 2 nominations:
1.Piano trio, quartet or quintet
2. String quartet
  • Dates: February 25th, 2021
  • Venue: Sochi, Chamber and Organ Music Hall
  • Deadline for applications: January 29th , 2021
  • Deadline for payment of the admission fee: February 05th, 2021

Terms of participation

  • The participants must submit one of their own compositions in free form for a piano trio, quartet, quintet or string quartet (duration from 10 to 15 minutes);
  • Only works that have not been published or previously performed shall be admitted to the contest;
  • The participant is entitled to submit only one music piece for the competition.
  • The competition is open to professional composers of all nationalities born after January 1st 1986.

VII Young composers competition
In memory of Alfred Schnittke and Sviatoslav Richter
In frames of XIV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Alexander Tchaikovsky (Russia)

Chairman of the Jury, composer, honoured artist of the Russian Federation, head of the Department of Composition at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, professor.

Yuri Bashmet (Russia)

Artistic director of the Winter International Arts Festival, professor, head of the Department of Viola at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Patrick de Clerck (Belgium)


Kuzma Bodrov (Russia)

Composer, associate professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, visiting professor at the Katharina Gursky Higher School of Music (Madrid).

Alexey Syumak (Russia)

Composer, lecturer at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

Valery Voronov (Belarus / Germany)

Composer, conducts composition and orchestration master-classes at the Blackmore International Music Academy in Berlin, Hamburg and St. Blasien.

Gabriela Ortiz (Mexico)


Charllote Bray (Great Britain)


Atsuhiko Gondaya (Japan)


Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland)


Registration for participation in 2021 is completed