4.1.The competition is held in two categories:

first nomination - "professional artists"

second nomination - "young artists".

4.2. In the category "professional artists " can participate singers not older than 35 years (full years at the time of competition): students of music high schools, soloists of opera and musical theater, concert soloists organizations, a concert performers.

 4.3. In the nomination “young artists”, vocalists in four age groups participate (full years on the day of the draw for the competition November 1, 2020):

The first group - 9-11 years,

the second group - 12-14 years,

the third group - 15-17 years,

the fourth group – 18-21 years.


5.1. Documents are accepted from March 1 to September 15, 2020 only by e-mail: yantsol@yandex.ru

5.2. To participate in the contest, please send it to the specified email

  following package of documents:

- application form (Appendix 1);

- photo (or scan) of the first page of the passport or birth certificate of the contest participant;

- photo (or scan) of a diploma of graduation from a musical educational institution or a certificate from

  educational institution (for students and pupils);

- creative biography (place of study or work, participation in competitions, full name of the teacher);

- A full program of performances on tours (composer, title of the work);

- portrait photo for the booklet (resolution not less than 500 kb.);

- notes of all tours (scan or photo), if a full-time accompanist is required.

A completed application form, program and creative biography must be sent in Word format.

Application forms for participation in the tender, sent without a full package of these documents or after the specified deadline, will not be considered.

5.3. An official invitation will be sent to each participant in the competition at the electronic address indicated in the application form (e-mail).

5.4. The entrance fee for the first nomination is 4000 rubles, for the second nomination (all age groups) - 2000 rubles. Participants pay an entry fee to the Competition Directorate at the time of registration. Without payment of the entry fee, the participant is not allowed to draw and the competition. In case of refusal to participate in the competition for any reason at any stage of the competition, the registration fee and documents are not returned.

5.5. Payment of the entry fee is a confirmation that the future bidder fully agrees with the Terms Contest.

5.6. The Contest Directorate reserves the right to use all the information materials and photographs sent by participants to provide their media.

5.7. For the accuracy of the information specified in the application form, the participant is responsible.


6.1. All rounds are open to the public. The order of performance is determined by the drawing of lots and remains until the end of the contest.

6.2. In the first nomination, the number of participants in the second round is determined by the jury. 7 people will be allowed to the final (third) round.

6.3. In the second nomination, the number of finalists is determined by the decision of the jury, but not more than half of the participants of the first round in each age group.

6.4. Competitors are evaluated by a professional international jury, which in its work is guided by the “Regulations on the jury of the competition” approved at the first meeting of the jury.

6.5. The assessment of the jury member whose student takes part in this competition is not taken into account when calculating points.

 6.6. Jury members have the right:

-to make a decision to reduce the program of the contestant or to terminate his performance with the consent of all members of the jury;

- do not award any of the prizes;

6.7. The decisions of the jury are final and not subject to review or discussion.

6.8. All rights to audio and video recordings, to conclude agreements with other parties for the implementation of all materials of the competition belong to the Amber Nightingale MCC and the Educational-Methodological Center GBU KO.


7.1. The competition management provides free qualified accompanist to the contestants. In this case, the contest participant needs to send the musical material of all the rounds (in electronic form to the contest mail).

7.2. Travel and accommodation for the entire period of the competition is carried out at the expense of the contestants. For accompanists who arrived with participants in the competition, the Directorate of the competition does not bear any costs.

7.3. Contestants who have received an invitation to participate in the contest and living in a country with a visa regime with the Russian Federation, should independently contact the nearest Russian consulate for a visa.

7.4. Organizers of the contest do not provide contestants, their concertmasters and other accompanying persons with any types of insurance.

In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the present conditions of the Twelfth International Zara Dolukhanova Vocal Competition “Amber Nightingale”, Russian is considered to be the only correct text.

The final decision on all controversial procedural and organizational issues arising during the competition remain with the President of the competition.

8.1. The management and coordination of the competition organizers are carried out by the Competition Directorate.
8.2. The Competition Directorate is headed by the President of the competition.

8.3. Coordinates of the Competition Directorate:

Art director of the contest – Olga Dashkevich, phone number is +79062388734

Address of the Regional College of Music: Kaliningrad, st. Frunze, 4

Address of the Museum of History and Art: Kaliningrad, ul. Cliniceskaya, 21

Official site of the contest: http://www.yantsol.ru

e-mail: yantsol@yandex.ru

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yantsol2018

VKontakte : http://vk.com/club9372732

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