International contest-festival of classical music performance



8 -12 November 2017 year

Concert hall «Dom Moskvi»

Marijas iela 7, Rīga, Latvija


Music is the source of thought, joy and inspiration!


Dear participants, teachers and parents!


Organizer: Impresa production center has over 20 years of experience in international competitions and festivals, invites you to take part in the International Classical Music Contest “BALTIC LYRE 2017”, which will be held in one of the cultural European capitals, Riga, Latvia.


In the program of the international contest-festival: evenings of meetings, contests, master classes, out-of-competition program, excursions around Old Riga, get a unique opportunity to listen the famous organ in the Dome Cathedral.


“BALTIC LYRE” provides an opportunity for young performers to show: their talent and achievements, perform on the professional stage, compare their level of skill with other participants.


The competition invites to participate performers on musical instruments (soloists, orchestras, ensembles), performers of academic vocal music, ensembles and choruses.


Age of participants – from 8 till 35 years.



The prize fund of the contest is 500 euro!


Deadline for the submission of application is November 1, 2017 (inclusive).

Record of wishes, flexible approach, development of an individual program!



9 – 12 November 2017 year

         International contest-festival of classical music performance




International competition-festival of classical music performers “BALTIC LYRE” will be held from 8 to 12 November in one of the cultural European capitals of Riga, Latvia.

In the program of the international competition-festival: evenings of meetings, competitions, master classes, excursions, out-of-competition program.


Date of event: 11.11.2017

Place of event: Concert hall «Dom Moskvi »(Riga, Marijas iela 7, Centra rajons, LV-1050)

Organizer: Produce center IMPRESA, Riga, Latvia


Intention and objectives of contest

  1. Get an assessment of the creativity and level of training of young performers from leading specialists of different countries;
  2. Compare your skill level with other participants;
  3. Make a friendship with other participants in the world of classical art;
  4. Provide an opportunity for young performers, show your talent and achievements;
  5. To give the opportunity for participants to perform on the professional stage.


The competition-festival consists of instrumental music and academic vocal.


Contest nominations and age category

  1. Instrumental music

Nomination: Bowed string instruments; Wind and percussion instruments; Folk instruments Dudas (bagpipes), Stabule (pipe) – wind instruments; Soloists and ensembles; accordion; Guitar; Composer’s creativity; Piano; Electronic key musical instruments.


Category: Solo, duets.

Age categories:

A – 10-12 years,

B – 13-15 years,

C – 16-18 years,

D – 19-25 years

E – 26-30 years old,

F- more than 30 years old.


Category: Trio, quartet, quintet, ensemble, orchestra.

Age categories:

А – 10-12 years,

В – 13-15 years,

С – 16-18 years

D – 19-25 years

E – 26-30 years,

F – more than 30 years old,

G – mix group


Note: membership in the age category is determined by the average age of participants


  1. Academic vocal

Category: Solo, duet.

Age category:

А – 10 -12 years,

В – 13-15 years,

С – 16-18 years,

D – 19-23 years,

Е – 24-30 years,

F – more than 30 years old.


Category: Ensemble, choir.

Age category:

А – up to 10 years,

В – 11-15 years,

С – 16-20 years,

D – 21-30 years,

F – more than 30 years old,

G – mix group



  1. Instrumental music

Participants of the contest must prepare 2 different composition:

Solo, duets, trio:

The total time of performance is up to 8 minutes.

Quartet, quintet, ensemble, orchestra:

The total time of performance is up to 10 minutes.


It is not allowed to exceed the timing of the executable program determined by the position. If the time set aside for the execution of the program is exceeded, the organizing committee or the jury has the right to stop the performance and reduce the evaluation.

Musical instruments and music stands participants bring with them and take all the costs associated with their transportation.


  1. Academic vocals

Participants of the competition must prepare 2 composition:

  1. Ancient Italian aria
  2. Romance or song

Vocal solo, duets, trio:

The total time of performance is up to 8 minutes.

Vocal ensembles, choirs:

The total time of performance is up to 10 minutes.

 In general time of the performance include: entry, leaving the stage and pauses between compositions. Violation provisional rules of procedure will be taken into account by jury when they will summarize all results of the competition.

For accompaniment we provide fortepiano. Can be used other tools for accompaniment. It is forbidden to use phonogram and microphones.

Musical instruments and music stands participants bring with them and bear all the costs associated with their transportation.




The jury’s decision is final and not subject to change


The international jury includes producers, teachers of specialized educational institutions, leaders of creative collectives and organizations, cultural and art figures.

Participants’ speech is evaluated on a ten-point system

Each member of the jury gives 3 marks, assessing: professionalism, acting skills, stage image.

The member of the jury does not evaluate the participant, in case he is the leader or teacher of this participant.

The jury has the right not to award prizes if there are fewer than three participants in the nomination (taking into account the number of points received and the level of the performance).


Criteria for evaluating the performance:

  1. Correspondence of the repertoire to the requirements of the contest and the performer’s capabilities of the participant;
  2. Culture and technique of execution (conformity of performance to the specified rates, features of style, competent use of possibilities of the tool);
  3. Disclosure of the figurative content of the work; Expressiveness and emotionality of performance (in accordance with the author’s intention, inadmissibility of textual errors (fingering, strokes, dynamics);
  4. General artistic impression, manifestation of the young musician’s personal attitude to the program being performed, self-support;
  5. Initiative in the process of execution, ability to navigate in unforeseen situations;
  6. Compliance of the professional level of the accompanists performing at the competition with general performance qualification requirements;
  7. Compulsory correspondence of performances with the norms of concert practice (instrument tuning, concert appearance, culture of behavior).



Participants rewarding

1, 2, 3 places are awarded in each nomination and age group following the results of the competition.

It is possible to duplicate the prize places (the first two places, the second places, etc.).

The Grand Prix is awarded to a soloist or a team, regardless of the nomination and age category, as decided by the jury.

All participants get diplomas.







Rules for evaluating competitive performances.

Evaluation of competitive performances is made on a 10-point scale:

10 points – Grand Prix;

8-9 points – I place;

7-8 points – II place;

6-7 points – III place;

1-5 points – Diploma for participation.


Prize fund and special prizes

Prize fund of contest is 500 euro:

  • Money certificates for participation in one of the contests of the producer center Impresa for 2018 (1 certificate for the amount 200 euro, 1 certificate for the amount 100 euro, 4 certificates for the amount 50 euro)

The prize fund is distributed on the basis of the decision of the jury and the organizing committee.


Competition Requirements

To participate in the contest it is necessary to submit an application in one or more nominations.


To participate in the festival you need:

– Send an application for participation at until November 1, 2017;

– Send a creative biography;

– Send a photo (In electronic format in JPG format);

– Pay the registration fee immediately upon receipt of participation confirmation.


Additional Information

To change the stated SPEECH later than 10 days, is impossible!

Technical requirements (microphones, racks, props) must be agreed with the organizers when submitting an application.

On stage is allowed up to 30% of performers which one are younger or older than allow categories.

The exact schedule of events can be changed by organizing committee 5 days before, than competition starts.

Submitting an application for a contest means, acceptation with terms of this provision about the International Competition of Classical Music Performers “BALTIC LYRE”.



By submitting an application for participating in the BALTIC LYRE competition, the participants are agree for photo and video, as well as the audio recording of their performances on the stage and other events of the competition and transfer the copyrights arising to the organizer of the competition.


Financial conditions

Expenses, which are related with traveling, health insurance and accommodation in Latvia, with participants carry out at their own expense or by the organization sending the participant to the contest.

For foreign participants, the Organizing Committee helps in processing with visas to Latvia, hotel reservation, transfers and tours around Riga.

To issue an invitation, you must send in advance the exact details of the participant and make an advance payment of 30% of the total amount!

Issues that are not covered by these Regulations are decided by the Organizing Committee individually. In case of questions, as well as remarks and proposals for holding the competition, managers (teachers) have the right to send a written request to the email address


Contacts of Produce center IMPRESA:

Tel. number: +371 29423822 (Viber,WhatsApp)


All news:


(by Latvian time)


8 November:

  • 14:00 – Arrival in Riga, accommodation in a hotel (3-4 *, in 2-bed rooms) or in a hostel (2-8 people in a room), (1 package from 8 till 12 November)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
  • 18:00 – 20:00 meeting with organizers of festival and team leaders, dinner
  • 20:00 – free time

9 November:

  • 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
  • 10:00 – free time
  • 14:00 – Arrival in Riga, accommodation in a hotel (3-4 *, in 2-bed rooms) or in a hostel (2-8 people in a room),(2 package from 9 till 12 november),(3 package from 9 till 11 november)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
  • 15:00 – 17:00 walking tour of Old Riga: Town Hall Square, House of Blackheads, Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Church, St. Jakob Cathedral, Swedish Gates, Convention Center and many other attractions). (optional)
  • 18:00 – 20:00 Festival opening(meeting with organizers of the festival, photo and video competitions of different years), dinner (presentation of your city / country / team, prepare a short number / chanting)
  • 20:00 – 21:00 disco for participants
  • 21:00 – free time

10 November:

  • 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
  • 10:00 – free time
  • 14:00 Arrival in Riga, accommodation in a hotel (3-4 *, in 2-bed rooms) or in a hostel (2-8 people in a room), (4 package from 10 till 11 November)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 lunch (optional)
  • 14:00 – free time
  • 19:30 – 20:30 dinner
  • 20:00 free time

11 November: (Contest dayConcert hall «Dom Moskvi»)

Address: Latvia, Riga, Marijas iela 7

  • 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
  • 08:00 – 12:00 check-out from hotels (3 package from 9 till 11 November), (4 package from 10 till 11 November)
  • 12:00 – ……… Participant registration
  • 13:00 – 17:00 contest “BALTIC LYRE 2017”
  • 19:00 – 20:00 dinner
  • 20:00 free time

12 November:

  • 08:00 – 10:00 breakfast
  • 08:00 – 12:00 check-out from hotels (1 package from 8 till 12 November), (2 package from 9 till 12 November)


Organizator Produce center IMPRESA

Tel. number Latvia (Rīga): +371 29423822 (+Viber, +Whats App)