All applications are reviewed by the Organizing Committee in a confidential manner. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to request additional information from candidates.

During the Video Screening stage from November 1 to November 15, 2016 a special commission will examine all submitted applications and videos. After the Video Screening stage no more than 150 people will be admitted to participate in the Preliminary Auditions. The Organizing Committee will inform all applicants on their acceptance or rejection to participate in the next stage no later than November 15, 2016.

Preliminary Auditions will be held in Moscow from November 21, 2016 to February 28, 2017 and will be open to the public.
Furthermore, additional cities for the Preliminary Auditions will be determined in Russia and in other countries. The Organizing Committee determines the list of cities for the Preliminary Auditions and informs the participants of the competition by means of the Competition website and / or their e-mails from November 16, 2016 on November 18, 2016. The choice will be made by the Organizing Committee from the candidate cities depending on the number and origin of the submitted applications.
Following the results of the Preliminary Auditions the jury will select 20 participants-contestants (10 in each age group) who will be admitted to the Competition Auditions.

The order of performances in the Competition Auditions will be determined by a draw and adhered to throughout the whole third stage of the Competition. The draw will be held on March 26, 2017 in presence of all the competitors.

The Competition Auditions will consist of a Recital Round followed by a Final Round; it will take place at the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre from March 27 to 31, 2017 and will be open to the public. After the Recital Round no more than five competitors in each age group will proceed to the Final Round.

The results of each day of the third stage will be published on the Competition website and in social media.

All music works must be performed from memory throughout all three stages of the Competition.

The Competition will receive a widespread media coverage and all performances will be broadcast live on the Competition website.

All laureates of the Competition agree will take part for no further fee in the Prize Winner’s Gala Concert on April 1, 2017.

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