2023 Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle
Russian Music Competition
All instruments welcome!

IN-PERSON COMPETITION FOR ALL INSTRUMENTS (EXCEPTION: Concertos. Video format only. Full details below)

October 1st, 2023 to November 19th, 2023

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, 9 am to 7 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA

Sunday, December 3th, 2023
1:00 pm and 2:30 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 



Piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, voice



Solo works, Chamber works & Concertos



Musicians may play any published solo work(s) by any living or deceased composers of Russia and other Soviet era countries. Musicians must use standard published repertoire (This refers to music printed for distribution and sale and available through the general market in printed form with legal copyright printed on the music). Participants must use legally-obtained music that is available to the general public. Music purchased from a legal internet source meets the criteria if it is accompanied by copyright and proof of purchase information. All repeats and Da Capos may be omitted.



Memorization is REQUIRED for ALL divisions EXCEPT for woodwinds, brass, voice and chamber divisions. Chamber includes piano duos, trios, quartets, quintets, etc.  A concerto may NOT be categorized as chamber work.



Medals/Diploma may be given based on merit: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Up to 3 Gold medals and several Silver and Bronze Medals may be given to each age division. All musicians will receive Achievement E-certificates, and valuable feedback from World-Class adjudicators from around the country. All top medalists will be featured on our Facebook page. Several outstanding musicians may be invited to perform in future RCMFS concerts. Concerto Gold Medalists will receive letter of recommendation.



Solo Piano (IN-PERSON COMPETITION. soloist performs memorized):

PIANO A – up to 6 years (up to 4 minutes) – Fee $60

PIANO B – 7-8 years (up to 5 minutes) – Fee $65

PIANO C – 9-10 years (up to 6 minutes) – Fee $70

PIANO D – 11-12 years (up to 7 minutes) – Fee $75

PIANO E– 13-14 years (up to 8 minutes) – Fee $80

PIANO F– 15-16 years (up to 9 minutes) – Fee $85

PIANO G – 17-18 years (up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90

PIANO H  – 19 years and older (up to 11 minutes) – Fee $95


Solo Strings (IN-PERSON COMPETITION. Soloist performs memorized, with accompanist):

STRINGS A –13 and under (NO concertos, up to 8 minutes) – Fee $85

STRINGS B – 14-18 years (NO concertos, up to 11 minutes) – Fee $90


Solo Winds/Brass/Voice/Miscellaneous (IN-PERSON COMPETITION. Memorization optional. Soloist performs with accompanist):

BRASS, WIND, VOICE, MISC A – 13 and under (NO concertos, up to 8 minutes) – Fee $85

BRASS, WIND, VOICE, MISC – 14 and older (NO concertos, up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90


Ensemble (IN-PERSON COMPETITION. Piano duo, piano trios, etc. Memorization optional):

ENSEMBLE A – Average age 13 and under (NO concertos, up to 10 minutes) – Fee $90 per group

ENSEMBLE B – Average age 14 and older (NO concertos, up to 15 minutes) – Fees   $95 per group


Concertos (VIDEO FORMAT COMPETITION. Soloist performs memorized, with accompanist):

CONCERTOS, any instrument A – 13 years of age and under (one or two movements, up to 15 minutes) – Fee $90. VIDEO FORMAT ONLY. ACCOMPANIST’S FACE MUST NOT BE VISIBLE. Submit YouTube video link directly to info@russianchambermusic.org by November 19, 2023.

CONCERTOS, any instrument B – 14-18 years (one or two movements, no time limit) – Fee $95. VIDEO FORMAT ONLY. ACCOMPANIST’S FACE MUST NOT BE VISIBLE.Submit YouTube video link directly to info@russianchambermusic.org by November 19, 2023.