About the competition

The uniqueness of the competition is in its goal to bring together two different styles of music – contemporary academic music and contemporary popular classics. The competition purpose is  to create a platform for creative exchange between the composers of various genres whose target audiences may be very different.

Unlike most of the competition, there is no fee to participate in the New Classics Competition. This is to provide access and equal opportunities for creative youth from all over the world. The young talanted composers, evaluated at the competition will contribute to the future culture the next 30 years and longer.

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Conditions of participation

Composers from 14
to 35 years old

From contemporary classical music to popular modern classics

The total of prizes:
~15000 USD

Five steps of the competition


Sumbit an
electronic application


Receive a
confirmation email


10 participants will be
invited to the second round


Come to Moscow for the
second public round


Take part in the final concert and prize award cerenomy


1. The Competition Aims are to:
1.1. Identify young talents and encourage creative youth development.
1.2. Create a system of support for young talents.
1.3. Promote contemporary classical music.

2. General Regulations
2.1. The name of the competition —International Competition of the Moscow Conservatory for young composers «New Classics» (hereinafter referred to as — «the Competition»).
2.2. The founder of the Competition — Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory (hereinafter referred to as — «the Conservatory»).
2.3. The Competition will be held from 4 September to 18 November, 2018.
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The Jury