International Maqom Art Forum
6-10 september
Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan

About forum


Terms and conditions of participation

Shakhrisabz , 6-10 September, 2018

Purposes and functions of the Forum.


Maqom Art International Forum has been established by President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in order to:
Popularize widely one of the famous genre of classical and musical art of East people, to preserve maqom culture  contemporarily with modern life,  learn and  investigate them ,develop and  encourage professional maqom performers  and support them;
Expand public attitude of youth to maqom art in generation’s soul, to perform rich, artistic and esthetic opportunities of musical heritage, strengthen relations of friendship between nations regularly;
Encompass Uzbek maqom and  music genres of East people  ,exchange cultural-scientific information, make  scientific  and  creative cooperation, expand  cultural and spiritual relations internationally.

Maqom Art International Forum (hereinafter referred to as the Forum) is held from 2018 year, once in two years, in Shakhrisabz city by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The following events are held at the scope of the Forum:

  • Scientific-practical conference, on the topic “Music art of maqom and its role in the world civilization” (hereinafter referred to as Scientific-practical conference);
  • Solo concerts of Uzbekistan and World maqom masters;
  • Competition of ensembles, singers and instrumentalists (hereinafter referred to as the Competition).

Music ensemble(band) ( up to 7 persons), solo singers and instrumentalists , musician-scientists, press workers, Festival directors, music managers are invited to the Maqom art International Forum.

Famous music scientists of the world, artists, creative teams, specialists and honorable guests may participate to the Forum by an invitation of the Forum Organizers.

Applicants should fill in application with attached materials and performing programs  through the website ,via special applicant’s form to the Organizational Committee till Jule 1, 2018.

Organizational Committee will announce the list of participants who will be invited till 20th July,2018.

Forum Organizers will take responsibility for arrival and departure  and their local expenses (meals, accommodation, domestic travel)

Organizing activity of International Juries

International juries which included 7 persons are arranged by Organizational Committee for assessing participants’ performances in the competition.

On these fallowing creterias,they are assessed:

Original-national patterns of maqom art;

Artistic and esthetic matters;

Performers’ skills, dressing and stage culture are main criterias of assessment.

At the scope of Forum, winners of the competition are rewarded with diploma, statuette and the following fees:

“Grand Prize” – 15 000 USA dollars

1st place –2 , for each 10 000 USA dollars

2nd place– 2 ,for each  7 000 USA dollars

3rd place – 2, for each 5 000 USA dollars

Also, at the scope of Forum, for the reason of supporting and encouragingon the following nominations: “Professional maqom singer” “Professional maqom instrumentalist” “Professional master of maqom” “Professional maqompropagandist” Professional young maqom artist” “Professional maqombastakor” participants are rewarded with presents.

Rights of Forum Organizers

To give permit for broadcasting and transmitting into other organizations of Forum participants’ performs;

To prepare and distribute audio, video,printed press and other media products during the Forum.