Registration is over for now.

Dear friends,

In connection with great interest and due to a large number of treatments from participants of competition, it was decided to extend the deadline for the application and registration in the Competiton until 15 of December 2017


The Competition is open to musicians who are at least 16 and not more than 40 years old the year the contest is held.

Yuri Bashmet VIII International Viola Competition «Viola Masters» in Moscow will take place at the time of celebration the Maestro’s Jubilee. Only laureates, finalists and/or special prize winners of worldwide viola competitions could apply for the upcoming Competition in 2018.

Applications must be sent before the 15 of December. Application procedure should be made through the official website of the contest:

The application must be accompanied with the following documents:

  1. passport (copy);
  2. paper on musical education (copy);
  3. creative curriculum vitae (CV);
  4. information, confirming that the musician is a laureate, finalist and/or special prize winner of worldwide viola competitions;
  5. Portrait photo HD-size in Jpg format for documents;
  6. Applications are filled in Russian, English or German language.

The Organizing Committee will notify applicants of the outcome of the documents’ review no later than 15 December 2017. All participants will get an official invitation letter indicating the date of arrival to the competition.

Registration fee is equivalent to the amount of 2 500 RUB for Russian citizens and for the CIS countries citizens; for foreign participants it is equivalent to 50 EUR.

Registration fee is to be paid no later than 24 January 2018 on Russian Concert Agency bank account.

If the candidate refuses to participate in the competition, his documents and the registration fee are not returned.

After registration and draw procedures any change in competition program of a participant are permitted only in exceptional cases with the consent of the jury.

If you have any registration problems, please contact webmaster: