About the contest

The final result of the work of the music artist is the performance for a wide range of audiences, regardless of their education and social status. Artist performing on stage conveys the content of the work and creates the right mood contained therein affecting with his play the psyche of the listener.

International Contest of Music Interpretations has been devoted to these ideas.

Rules of the contest were made in such a way as to choose from among the participants people presenting the highest level of artistry.

It is not important what and with which instrument to perform, whether it is an original work, or any processed - counts a man and his artistic skills.

Everyone is able to assess the performer's artistic skills regardless of his education and specialty. In particular, educated musicians can make an accurate assessment.

It should be noted that each instrument, has the same elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, dynamics, agogics, articulation), which are used daily by every instrumentalist, the difference is only in the way of their "handling" associated with the individual characteristics of the instrument.

Each instrumentalist listening to any instrument is able to determine whether, for example a scale was played clean, rhythmically etc., not only can indicate how to change the line - there must be interference by a specialist.

Assessing by various instrumentalists who are not specialists in the rated instrument forces to focus exclusively on the artistic side - which is the primary objective of the contest. As is known to all that "THERE IS NO GOOD MUSIC WITHOUT GOOD TECHNIQUE". Each technical shortcoming has a negative impact on the musical side and one does not need to be an expert to feel it.

Each person has a different sensitivity to music. After years of experience, I can say that the feelings of all the judges who are experts in various instruments are very close to each other. Each juror assesses independently, without consultation, immediately after the presentation of each participant.

Such a system allows to precisely assess sensations of heard performance. Cards with assessments after each performance are collected and thrown into the ballot box. This prevents any unconscious suggestions.

In this way, each member of the jury evaluates on an ongoing basis his experienced impressions of artistic skills of the performer. Based on assessments of jurors a computer calculates the result in accordance with the rules of the contest.

Andrzej Wawrzyniuk