Rules and Conditions

Age limit

Applicants born after September 9th, 1982 can apply.


One piece of your choice, written for violin/viola/cello/voice and orchestra, between 10 and 45 mins. long.

A recorded video of your performance of chosen work (accompanied by an orchestra or a pianist, in a studio or live recording) must be submitted as YouTube- or Vimeo-link, DVD, USB-Stick etc. or another media available for download. The video must be submitted before December 1st, 2020. Multiple applications from the same person performing different works are allowed (application fees apply separately).


The application deadline is November 9th, 2020. Applications are accepted online. The video-recording of your performance may be sent separately from your application, but no later than by December 1st, 2020.

Application fee

The application fee is 120 EUR. Please transfer the application fee in full amount before November 9th, 2020, to the bank account below. The bank fees must be paid by sender.

Bank account details:
Elesin Bros. Media Group
IBAN: DE65 2005 0550 1237 1367 65
Bank address:
Hamburger Sparkasse AG
Stadthausbrücke 12
20457 Hamburg | GERMANY
Beneficiary's address:
Elesin Bros. Media Group
Wexstr. 25
20355 Hamburg | GERMANY

Your application will only be processed after receiving the application fee.

The application fee is non-refundable in case of incomplete or cancelled application, or no-show.

The competition process

November 9th, 2020 – application deadline in all categories for the III International Competition «Debut Concert». The competition results will be published on January 1st, 2021.

All applicants will be assigned an application number and listed on the website. After the deadline, the jury will select the winners in each of the categories: Violin, Viola, Cello and Vocal, basing on the video recordings submitted.

The Debut Concert

The Debut Concert will take place in the concert season of 2021/2022. The competition winners in each category will perform with Digital Orchestra by Golikov in the Grand Hall of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. The exact date of the concert will be announced on January 1st, 2021 along with the competition's results.

The travel costs and accommodation for competition winners will be covered by the competition organisers. International music agencies and press will be invited to the debut concert. The concert will be professionally recorded on video and audio. By submitting an application, the participant accepts the rules and conditions of the competition. The legal process is waived. The prize cannot be shared between participants. The jury has the right not to give the award prizes. The piece performed at the debut concert may or may not be the same as submitted. The decision of the jury is final and indisputable.

The participants agree that the debut concert will be recorded audio-visually. The organiser is entitled to use these recordings at any time commercially and non-commercially and / or to allow further use by third parties. This includes all forms of use (audio-visual media, print and online media, broadcasting, streaming and download). Participants transfer all images- and sound-related rights the organiser free of charge. A fee claims for recordings and re-use are not accepted.