Voting procedure

Competition jury (strings)

Competition jury chairman Prof. Zakhar Bron

Competition jury (cellists)

Competition jury chairman Prof. David Geringas

Performances of the contestants are assessed in a 25-point system:
When a contestant gets:
under 14.9 points – fails to enter the 2nd round, receives the Participation Certificate;
15–19.9 points – enters the 2nd round, is awarded the Diploma;
20 or more points in the 2nd round, becomes a laureate of the 1st, 2nd or 3rd prizes, is awarded the Laureate Diploma and prize money (prize money for each category is decided by the international jury).

The anticipated prize fund is EUR 4,000.
Special prizes might be awarded as well.