November 9-19, 2021


Gnessins' Academy of Music

Competition and Festival 2021

Welcome to the 7th Frauchi International Competition! It will be held from September 1 through November 13, 2021. First Round will be held online in virtual format from September 1, 2021 through September 15, 2021, Second and Final Rounds – offline in live format from November 9 through November 13, 2021. This year, the total value of the prizes exceeds 35,000 euros; also all those foreign and non-resident participants of the Competition who are advanced to the Third Round will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of costs paid for travelling from their place of residence (de facto residence) to the city of Moscow and back. Frauchi International Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «Frauchi-Gala» festivals.



During the competitions of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019 the prize-winners of the first prizes were Tengyue (TY) Zhang, Rovshan Mamedkuliev and Artyom Dervoed, of the second prizes – Pavel Kukhta, Konstantin Okudzhava, Anton Baranov, Vera Danilina, Andrea de Vitis and Marko Topchii.


During the 'competitional' years, the stars of the festivals were Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Aniello Desiderio, Zoran Dukic, Sergio and Odair Asad, Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl, Leo Brouwer, Ricardo Gallen, Dmitry Murin, Dimitri Illarionov, and many others.

Frauchi-Gala // Ex-«Two evenings in November»

The stars of the Frauchi-Gala festivals (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020) were Zoran Dukic, Denis Azabagic, Aniello Desiderio, Rafael Aguirre, Carlo Marchione, Andrea de Vitis, TY Zhang, Artyom Dervoed, Dimitri Illarionov, Frauchi Guitar Quartet and many others.

Jury and Artists

FRAUCHI International Guitar Competition


Member of the Jury




Member of the Jury

Honored Artist of Russia, professor. Many of his students became laureates of international competitions.


Member of the Jury, Artistic Director of the Competition and Festival


Member of the Jury









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Venues and addresses

Competition and Festival


Concert Hall of Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music

The Concert Hall of the Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music is placed just in the center of the capital. It is rightfully considered to be one of the best concert halls of the city. There is an excellent acoustics in the hall, and it is provided for concerts, as well as for theater performances. All these facts combining with its comfort make this hall convenient for the performance of different measures: solemn ceremonies, national holidays and corporate meetings. Student opera performances took place in this hall from the very beginning of its existence. The modern audio equipment allows making quality records of concerts, and magnificent lighting engineering creates any required atmosphere in the hall. There are several concert grands (including Steinway & Sons and Yamaha) in the hall. Also, an electronic mutlimanual organ manufactured by Makin is installed in the hall.

1 Malyi Rzhevsky Lane, Moscow, 121069

«Musical living room» at Shuvalova House

30 Povarskaya St., Moscow, 121069

Small Hall of Conservatory

The Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory is one of the finest chamber halls in the capital and many great masterpieces of music have been heard within its walls. With nearly ideal acoustical properties, the Small Hall is renowned for its chamber concerts featuring leading performers of the present day.

The opening of the Small Hall took place on October 25, 1898, with “A Musical Morning in Memory of Pyotr Tchaikovsky”, marking the fifth anniversary of the great Russian composer’s death. Until 1959, the Small Hall housed an organ made by Friedrich Ladegast which was given to the Moscow Conservatory in 1886. The present organ was built in the former German Democratic Republic by Alexander Schuke Potsdam Orgelbau GmbH.

The Small Hall plays host to class evenings of the Conservatory, festivals and competitions, including sessions of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.

By decision of the Conservatory’s Board of Academics in November 2006, the building in which the Small Hall is housed (the First Academic Building) was named in honor of the composer Sergei Taneyev.

13 bldg. 6 Bolshaya Nikitskaya St., Moscow, 125009

Pillar Hall of the House of the Unions

Between 1784 and 1787 the original building was redesigned and rebuilt by Russian architect Matvey Kazakov. In particular, Kazakov added the monumental Pillar Hall in place of the interior courtyard of the building. The hall was named after 28 internal Corinthian columns, all wood with white faux marble finish.

In 1860 Russian Musical Society began a tradition of symphony concerts in the Pillar Hall. Their organizer and conductor was Nikolai Rubinstein.

Today the building’s appearance is still very close to Kazakov’s original, despite numerous exterior alterations (the last of which was made in 1903-1908).


1 Bolshaya Dmitrovka St., Moscow, 125009

Moscow Planetarium

The Moscow Planetarium has become one of the biggest and brightest stars on the Moscow museum circuit, now incorporating all kinds of high-tech gadgetry, interactive exhibits and educational programs. The centerpiece is the Large Star Hall (the biggest in Europe!), with its 25m silver dome roof, a landmark which is visible from the Garden Ring.

5 bld. 1, Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya Str., Moscow 123242

Additional details

Alexander Frauchi International Guitar Competition is held biannually. In the 'non-competitional' years the Alexander Frauchi Foundation is organizing «FRAUCHI-GALA» festivals.