Regulations Riga Symphony 2018



The purpose of the festival Riga Symphony is to organize a professional vocal contest at high level. It is held as a celebration of popular culture of the youth, as a creative forum of leaders and experts, with an aim to exchange experience, and establish business and creative contacts for further collaborations.  You can read the regulations of the festival here.




  • Performance of a World Hit*
  • Performance of Academic vocal song
  • Performance of a Traditional or a Folk song from the participants nation*
  • Performance of the Jazz or Jazz improvisation
  • Performance of an Original Song*
  • Performance of a Latvian composer song*

*In nominations world-hit, traditional song and song of a Latvian composer – original interpretations and arrangements are encouraged!


Age categories


  • Up to 7 years
  • 8-11 years
  • 12-14 years
  • 15-17 years
  • 18-25 years




The competition consists of two parts.

1.Auditions (apply until the 15th of October)
To apply a contestant must fill in our automated application form that can be found on our official website:


2.International Finals of the competition (December 6th – 10th)

Participation in the International Finals of the contest in Riga (Latvia) is admitted ONLY WITH THE OFFICIAL INVITATIONS that will be sent to the shortlisted contestants by the festival’s organizing committee.




Contestants will compete in each age category for the gold, silver, bronze medals, diplomas of the I, II and III level. Also Grand Prix titles in each of the genre category, as well as the big Grand Prix of the whole Riga Symphony festival will be awarded by the jury commission.

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation and a souvenir of the festival. Also, the leaders who trained and prepared the participants for the contest will receive a certificate of gratitude.

Grand Prix of the nomination will be awarded to the best participant in one of the five nominations (altogether five awards).

Grand Prix of the festival will be awarded to the best and the brightest festival participant, regardless of their category.




The jury will consist of international arts specialists, including producers of different international festivals and competitions; producers and presenters of leading radio and TV music programs; and other influential people in the world of music.

Technical requirements


  • Each contestant can perform only one song in one nomination and is required to have an instrumental on a separate CD (in Audio format).
  • Soloists are allowed to have pre-recorded backing vocals, and the chorus is allowed to have the lead melodic line, but only when improvising. Instrumental tracks with pre-recorded lead vocals in verses or doubled throughout the choruses will not be accepted and the contestant will be disqualified.
  • Duration of the contest performance must not exceed 3:00 min. If you exceed the time limit the song will be cut by our engineers. Contact Information: Tel. +371 26590165; +371 26155120; E-mail –

MUST BE NOTED – Failure to comply with these requirements will result in immediate disqualification of the contestant!!!


Fees and Payment


  • Application registration cost is 45 Euro. This includes: submission of your web application, audition of your recording by professional jury, feedback and improvement suggestions and commentaries.

    The fee for participation in the international finals in one genre nomination is: 65 Euro – solo (1 person on stage), duos – 100 (max 2 people on stage); ensembles and groups with 3 – 4 participants – 150 Euro, ensembles and groups with 5-10 participants – 200 Euro.

  • Stay at the festival and accreditation costs 260 Euro (per person) during the period from 6th to 10th of December. All the payments must be made until 01.11.
  • Additional night outside festival dates for a double room costs 90 Euro, a triple room 110 Euro.
  • The price includes: accommodation in a 5*hotel, breakfast, shuttle service during the festival, excursions, workshops, meetings, entertaining evening programs, live performances, entrance to the Gala. – (On the condition that accommodation setting is – 2 or 3 pers. per room!!!). Single placement will cost extra 20 Euros per day.
  • The mandatory requirement for participation in the festival is hotel accommodation in a hotel 5* hotel (this doesn’t apply for Latvian citizens). The hotel reservation during festival days are ensured by the organizers of the festival.
  • Not included: a transfer: airport – hotel (10 euros) and hotel – airport (10 euros), health insurance.


When transferring the payment, you must cite: For participation in the contest-festival; first name, surname, age .




Registration No.: 50008071821,
Account number: LV 52RIKO 000 2013006801,

S.W.F.T. Code: RIKOLV2X,