Mravinsky International Competition for Youth

All competitions
05/11/2018 - 12/11/2018
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Brass instruments | Trombone | Trumpet | Tuba | Woodwind Instruments | Bassoon | Clarinet | Flute | Oboe

The competition was founded in 1996 to acknowledge and pay tribute to the great accomplishments and contribution to Russian musical culture of this outstanding conductor. The competition is organised by the St. Petersburg School of Arts for Children named after E.A. Mravinsky with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, the Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, and the Administration of Moskovsky District, St. Petersburg.



Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Committee for Culture of the Government of St. Petersburg, Administration of the Moskow District, St. Petersburg, and the ‘E.A. Mravinsky’ School of Arts for Children, St. Petersburg


Every two years

Age range

11-21 (2 age categories)


Two rounds followed by final, accompanied by orchestra

Next deadline



Detailed rules for the next competition are available on the competition website.

In the nomination “woodwind instruments” – two age categories:
up to 16 years old inclusive;
17- 21 years old inclusive.

In the nomination “brass wind instruments” 
with specialization in French horn and trumpet – two age categories:
up to 16 years old inclusive;
17- 21 years old inclusive.
with specialization in trombone and tuba – one age category up to 21 years old inclusive.

The participant’s age is determined as of the date of completion of the competition – 12 November 2018.


Application form

The application form must be sent by the deadline (date as postmark) with:

  • A photograph of the participant (10×15)
  • A copy of the participant’s birth certificate or passport
  • A copy of the payment document confirming transfer of money in the amount of 50% of the participation fee

The competition is preceded by a qualifying selection round based on video-, audio-cassette- or compact-disc recordings sent with the application. To take part in this selection, participants must provide recordings of performances of two compositions of their own choice. These compositions may not be part of the competition programme.

Participation fee: 80 Euros (for representatives of Russia – in rubles, at the rate set by the Central Bank of Russia as at the date of dispatch).

The programme stated in the application must strictly conform to the order of the performance at the competition.


The stated programme must strictly conform to the planned performance at the competition: the transfer of compositions from one round to another, replacement and repetition of compositions is not permitted.


Winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are awarded the title of ‘Laureate’ and a diploma. Winners of the 4th and 5th prizes are awarded the title of ‘prize winner’ and a diploma.

The teachers of the laureates and prize-winners are awarded with diplomas of appreciation.

The prize money amounts to 10.000 €.


Visit original competition page www.mravinsky.ru

Prize winners