St.Petersburg State University
of Culture and Arts

Central Eastern European Centre of European Choral Association –
Europa Cantat

The Center of International Cooperation
«Inter Aspect»

under the aegis of

European Choral Association - Europa Cantat

The competition is open for young musicians born after 1 April 1978 and before 1 April 1995.

Official language of the competition is English.

Deadline for applications (for active participants):
30th November 2012, exclusively by E-mail!

A letter of confirmation and invitation will be sent out until 15st December 2012.

Applications for admission require the following documents (only for active participants):

- application form (in English, by E-mail)
- curriculum vitae / biography (in English, by E-mail)
- 1 colour photo (by E-mail)
- a video recording of a choir concert or rehearsal on which the conducting and/or rehearsing skills of the competitor can be clearly seen (strictly max. 15 minutes), recording date may not be prior to 1st January 2012 (the video should be uploaded to a video sharing website like Youtube, Vimeo, etc., please send only the website link by E-mail)
- recommendation letter of the conducting professor / a reputable choral expert / the national choral organization in your country (in English, by E-mail)
- the scanned copy of the bank transfer payslip about the 30€ application fee (by E-mail)

Application fee: 30 € (non-refundable).
To be paid upon the application, only by active participants (applications with application fee not paid will be automatically rejected)!
Please note that this fee has to arrive to the bank account by November 30th so please lauch the bank transfer on November 26th at the latest!

The application fee has to be transferred to the bank account of the Central Eastern European Centre (CEEC) of European Choral Association – Europa Cantat in Hungary (working under the legal entity of the Association of Hungarian Choirs and Orchestras - KÓTA).

Bank account data for application fees:

Account owner’s name: Association of Hungarian Choirs and Orchestras (KÓTA)
Account owner’s address: H-1014 Budapest, Szentháromság tér 6., Hungary
Bank’s name: Erste Bank Hungary Zrt.
Bank’s address: H-1138 Budapest, Népfürdő u. 24-26., Hungary

Bank account number: Erste Bank 11600006-00000000-17330976
IBAN:HU13 1160 0006 0000 0000 1733 0976
Note: “Competition for Conductors” + applicant’s name

Passive participants may also apply to the competition, with 50 € discount from the regular participation fee!

Passive participants and all those actives ones who will have fallen out of various rounds of the competition shall have the opportunity to participate in a study tour, watching and discussing the competition proceedings assisted by a renowned and experienced conductor.

For passive participants the deadline for application is 1st February 2013. Please mark your participation status on the Application Form!

The jury is international and consists of 7 members.

Prizes: 1st prize: 1,000 €
2nd prize: 850 €
3rd prize: 750 €
and several special prizes

Accommodation and meals:
Comfortable hotel in double bedrooms with breakfast (on request also in single-bedrooms for extra cost, please mark on the Application Form).

The participation fee includes one meal a day (lunch or dinner). For participants who have booked an accommodation, breakfast is included in the hotel costs.

Participation and accommodation fees shall have to be paid only after one’s application has been accepted and confirmed!

Participation fee for active participants:

per person!
Non members
  1 200 € 220 € 240 €
  2 170 € 190 € 205 €
  3 140 € - 170 €

Passive participants have 50 € discount from the above regular participation fees!

Country Group 1:
from AT, AW, BE, CA, CH, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, HK, IE, IL, IS, IT, JP, LU, NL, NO, SE, SG, UK, US
Country Group 2:
from AR, CG, CN, CO, CY, CZ, EE, GR, HU, MT, PE, PL, PT, ,SI, SK, TW and some overseas countries
Country Group 3:
from AL, AM, BA, BG, BY, GE, HR, KZ, LT, LV, MD, MK, MNE, RO, RS, RU, TR, UA
If you are not sure which country group you belong to, write to

Accommodation fee In double-bedrooms (4 nights and 4 meals): 160 €
per person!   Extra price for single-bedrooms: 60 €

All participants of the competition have to cover their own travel expenses.

Further information at:


Applications shall have to be sent to:


Download Application Form