Competition procedure

2.1. No more than 40 applicants will be admitted for participation in the Competition.

2.2. The invitations to the Competition will be mailed to the applicants that have gone through the preliminary video selection no later than September 20,2012.

2.3. Each recipient of the invitation should confirm his/her participation and send the travel details (by mail, telegram, fax or e-mail) to the Competition's Directorate by October 1, 2012. The information should include exact date and time of the arrival in Odessa, number of flight / train and carriage. 

2.4. If participants require a foreign passport and visa to Ukraine they need to address the closet Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate for consultations and questions.

2.5. The Competition will include 3 rounds:
Rounds 1 and 2 — solo program;
Round 3 — performance with orchestra's accompaniment. The entire program must be performed by the participants by heart. 

2.6. No more than half of the participants will be admitted for participation in the 2nd round.
Six contestants will be admitted to the 3rd round.
2.7. The order of performances at the Competition is defined by casting of lots prior to the 1st round and will stay as such till the end of the Competition. All the participants are obliged to be present at the meeting that will be held after the casting of lots before the 1st round.

2.8. No changes in the programs sent by the contestants will be permitted.

2.9. The Competition's jury has the right to terminate the performance in case it breaks the time limits.

2.10. Arrival of the participants on October, 14-16, 2012.

2.11. Drawing of lots will take place on October, 16, 2012 at 13.00.

2.12. Ceremonial opening of the competition will take place on October, 16, 2012 at 19.00

2.13. Grand awarding Ceremony and the Concert of Winners will take place on October, 27 2012 at 19.00