4th edition, taking place DISTANTLY.

Chişinău, 2021

The international instrumental music contest & festival “DOREMI FEST” from Chişinău, Republic of Moldova, 4th edition, that this year will take place in a socially- distant format (distantly) from 1st till 15th of May 2021 is meant to develop the creative potential of youth category of musicians: pre-school & school children, students of musical schools, colleges, centers of excellence, art-schools, higher education musical institutions from Moldova and abroad. It aims to stimulate the interest of youth in popularization of classical music and fine music in general in the best traditions of teaching and performing of musical art.

The organizer of this contest & festival is the public association „ART EVOLUTION” from Chişinău, Republic of Moldova. 


1.1 There are 4 compartments for this contest & festival:

PIANO, VIOLIN, ACCORDION and CHAMBER MUSIC (from duo to sextet).

1.2 The contest is divided further in classes and shall include 2 sections:

Section A – Music high schools, colleges and centers of excellence (grades I – XII);

Section B – Arts schools (grades I – VIII).

The CHAMBER MUSIC (from duo to sextet) shall be divided into 2-3 sub-categories:

Section A:                     grades  I-IV – 1st category

                                        grades V-VIII – 2nd category

                                       grades IX – XII – 3rd category

Section B:                     grades  I-IV – 1st category

                                        grades V-VIII – 2nd category


2.1 Contest participants will perform and record videos on TWO different songs with different style each as following:


  • a pre-classic (polyphony) or classic (broad approach) song
  • any other song (free choice).


  • 2 different songs as form and style:


  • 2 different songs as form and style.

CHAMBER MUSIC (from duo to sextet) – 2 different songs as form and style.

2.2 Maximum length for songs for SOLO participants:

Section A:                    grades  I-IV – 7 minutes

                                       grades V-VIII -10 minutes

grades IX – XII -15 minutes

Section B:                    grades  I-IV – 5 minutes

                                        grades V-VIII – 8 minutes

2.3 All songs shall be performed WITHOUT sheet music.


3.1 Registration is done by completing the „Registration Form”, attached to this document and by sending it to the following email address:

3.2 Participants shall upload their videos on YouTube. Recordings for each song can be separated but must be further combined into ONE single video that shall be uploaded.

The video must begin with the competitor stating:

  1. Name & surname
  2. Grade
  3. Institution where studying. Name of his/her teacher.
  4. Piece (title and composer).

3.3 Rules for filming the video:

  • The video must be recorded with one camera only, must be unedited from the time the competitors announce themselves through the last note of their performance.
  • The video must be recorded in landscape orientation, at a resolution of 720p or better with clear audio and video. 
  • The video must show the competitor facing forward with clear visibility of his/her hands, face, as well as pedal of instrument in case of piano.

3.4 Dress code requirements: formal classical and festive outfit. Background should also be aesthetic.

3.5 Registration shall start on 1st of April 2021. Deadline for registration and sending the uploaded videos to the contest is 28th of April 2021.

3.6 The videos presented shall be recorded in 2021 and be exclusively intended for this contest.

3.7 The receipt of the participation fee shall be sent via Viber to the indicated contact mobile phone and via e-mail. Participation fee is set to 200 MDL or 10 EUR for SOLO performers and 100 MDL or 5 EUR for each participant in duo-sextet.


4.1 The jury will be composed of specialized university teachers from Republic of Moldova as well as internationally recognized personalities from the music world from abroad.

4.2 All video recordings of the competitors shall be evaluated remotely by the Jury members.  The evaluation criteria are the following:

  • the level of correspondence of the repertoire.
  • technical mastery.
  • perception of style.
  • musical drama.
  • performance creativity.

The age of the participant shall also be considered.

4.3 The composition of the Jury for each section shall be announced one day before the start of the Contest through all internet means.

4.4 The members of the Jury will examine only the materials that meet the requirements of the contest.

4.5 The evaluation of the performances by the Jury shall be treated as confidential information, it shall not be public, and it shall be indisputable.

4.6 The decision of the Jury is final and shall not be challenged.


5.1 The following distinctions will be awarded (for each category, section and class): Prizes I, II, III, Mentions, Diplomas of Participation, as well as the Grand Prize (Grand Prix).

5.2 Other Special Prizes may be awarded.

5.3 Diplomas for each teacher.

5.4 The jury reserves the right not to award certain Prizes in case of non-compliance with the performance conditions.


From 29th of April 2021 till 4th of May 2021 – pre-selection of the Contest materials.

From 5th of May 2021 till 14th of May 2021 – Examination of the materials by the members of the Jury.

On 15th of May 2021 – The results, the award ceremony and the Laureates Gala.


7.1 The results of the Contest are announced on the website and in social networks. The evaluation of the competitors for each nomination will be published on the official website on the day of announcing the results.

7.2 The participation fee must be paid until April 28th, 2021. The payment method will be additionally announced through social networks.

The participation fee has as aim to cover organizational burdens and support the realization of this project. Therefore, the participation fee is non-refundable.

7.3 Participation in the Contest implies the unconditional consent of the participants to all the clauses of this Regulation, including treatment of their personal data. Meanwhile, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to publish photos and videos of the participants, in any media and social networks, in order to promote the Doremi Fest Moldova project.

7.4 Failure to comply with the conditions of this Regulation shall result in the exclusion of the participant from the Contest.

7.5 For this Contest, the organizers can approach additional sponsors and donors. Their ways of participation shall be additionally discussed.

7.6 The organizers reserve the right to make changes and additions to the conditions and schedule of the contest.