The film is dedicated to the Second International Tchaikovsky Competition. The city of Leningrad. Auditorium of the Leningrad Philharmonic. The Philharmonic Orchestra is playing. B. Mravinsky is conducting. The city of Votkinsk (Udmurtia). House-Museum of P.I.Tchaikovsky. Expositions, museum exhibits. Votkinsk music school. Children in the classroom. Vilnius city (Lithuania). School of Arts. Children play the violin, in the orchestra. City of Tbilisi (Georgia). A student of the Tbilisi School of Music plays on stage with an orchestra. Moscow city. Meeting of the participants of the competition at the Sheremetyevo airfield. Solemn meeting dedicated to the Tchaikovsky competition at the Palace of Congresses. Speakers (sinhr.): E. A. Furtseva, D. Shostakovich. Present: NS Khrushchev, AI Mikoyan, FR Kozlov and others. Performances of the participants of the competition in the Column Hall of the House of Unions, the Great Hall of the Conservatory. Speakers: D. Domb (USA), T. Sachs (USA), Shen Zhong-go (China), P. Messerer (Czechoslovakia), N. Gotkowski (France), V. Gutnikov, I. Bochkova (USSR), Y Kubo (Japan), K. Villa (Colombia), Sh. Ashkenazi (USSR), N. Gutman (USSR), L. Parnas (USA), Yu. De Lemos (Germany), N. Shakhovskaya, B. Gutnikov (USSR), R. Nanavati (India), F. Varani (Brazil), E. Virsaladze (USSR), S. Thieles (Cuba), J. B. Pomier (France), D. Ogdan (Great Britain), S. Starr, Ying Chen-tsun (China), M. Mdivani (USSR). Awarding the winners of the competition. Festive banquet. Present: Khrushchev NS, Queen of Belgium G. Neuhaus, E. Gilels and others. Among the members of the jury of the competition: G. Pyatigorsky, D. Shafran, A. Sveshnikov, S. Knushevitsky, M. Rostropovich, D. Oistrakh, L. Kogan, A. Khachaturyan, K. Karaev, G. Casado (Spain), M. Marechal (France), K. Vilkomirsky (Poland), Liu Yuan-qin (China), F. Kineh (Belgium), F. Ellers (GDR), O. Pessonen (Finland) and others. Landscape near Moscow. The dacha where the participants of the competition have a rest. Participants of the competition visit the music shop, the PI Tchaikovsky Museum in Klin.