The International Musical Festival NAMM Musikmesse Russia actively supports young musicians and for the fifth year in a row we organize the all-Russian competition for drummers. In collaboration with Blastbeat Drum Shop drummers from all ages and cities are able to win great prizes and to perform at the outdoor stage of the festival in Moscow.
We are inviting young drummers from around the Russia to enter the annual ‘Drummers United’ competition.
The competition is put together to give the country’s young drumming talent a national, and indeed international, platform, which will be the first steps in their musical career.
The contest has established itself as an internationally recognised event, attracting an ever increasing number of entries and seeing the very best in terms of drumming talent. Sponsorship from various high profile companies mean that the competition continues to improve, both in terms of popularity and scale of production.
- Prelims round - ONLINE
Applications will be accepted trough September 1st, 2020.
- Finals Round - LIVE
All finalists will be required to play drum solo on the outdoor stage of the exhibition taking place September 19, 2020
- Female drummers (with the minimum age of 16-years and above),
- Male drummers (with the minimum age of 16-years and above),
- Female and male drummers (aged up to 16-years)
Prizes and Jury:
The competition is sponsored by the world famous brands. In 2019 there were Yamaha, Blastbeat Drum Shop, D’Addario, Promark, Evans, and Paiste.
The jury for the Drummers United is formed of popular Russian drummers.
The last year it was led by the exhibition`s special guest Eloy Casagrande – a Brazilian drummer, best known as the current drummer of Brazilian thrash metal act Sepultura.