SAXGO18 T 1354 479 ENG

9th International Saxophone Competition

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica, 1 - 7 july 2018

Application dead-line: 3 june 2018

Born in 1988 and younger

R E G I S T R A T I O N    F O R M


Compulsory piece:
Leon Firšt: Hidden Motives for alto saxophone solo (2017) - purchasing at Society of Slovene Composers (DSS)

Piece from the following list:
César Franck: Sonata in A major - 1st mvt. (transcription of choice)
Johannes Brahms: Sonata, Op. 120 No. 1 - 1st mvt. (transcription of choice)
Robert Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94 (transcription of choice)

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(maximum 10 candidates)

Compulsory piece:
Matej Bonin: Momentum II for alto saxophone and piano (2017)  
purchasing directly at Society of Slovene Composers (DSS)

Piece from the following list:
William Albright: Sonata (Peters)
Thierry Alla: Digital (Leduc)
Georges Aperghis: Alter ego (Durand)
Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIIb (Universal)
Edison Denisov: Sonata (Leduc)
Thierry Escaich: Lutte (Misterioso)
Jindřich Feld: Sonata for soprano or alto saxophone (Leduc)
Luca Francesconi: Tracce (Ircam)
Dai Fujikura: Sakana (Ircam)
Christian Lauba: Etude - one by choice (Leduc, Resolute)
Lojze Lebič: Invocation / a Primož Ramovš (DSS)
Bruno Mantovani: L'incandescence de la bruine (Lemoine)
David Maslanka: Sonata (NASA)
Janez Matičič: Repliques (DSS)
Jean-Denis Michat: Back to BACH (jdmichat.com)
Marc Monnet: Babioles (Ircam)
Uroš Rojko: Godba (DSS)
Florent Schmitt: Legende, op. 66 (Durand)
Marilyn Shrude: Renewing the Myth (Lemoine)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: In Freundschaft (Stockhausen Verlag)
Piet Swerts: Kotekan (Zodiac)
Peter Šavli: Visuddhi (DSS)
Nina Šenk: Impetus (DSS)
Fuminori Tanada: Mysterious Morning III (Lemoine)

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(maximum 4 candidates)

Solo with Orchestra

Compulsory piece:
Jean-Denis Michat: Shams - Concerto (jdmichat.com)

Piece from the following list:
Aleksander Glazunov: Concerto Op. 109 (Bärenreiter)
Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera (Leduc)
Lars Eric Larsson: Concerto Op. 14 (Gehrmans)

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Honorary patron: Matej Arčon, mayor of the Municipality of Nova Gorica

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First prize:
- Selmer SIII Alto Saxophone - Selmer Paris;
- Cash prize worth € 500 - Mestna občina Nova Gorica;
- Cash prize worth € 500 - Kulturni dom Nova Gorica;
- Gift voucher for two HB overnight stays at the hotel Špik (Kranjska Gora) – HIT d. d.;
- Cash prize worth € 100 - Vandoren Paris:
- BG DUO ligature gold plated - BG France;
- D'Addario Pack - D'Addario and Company, Inc.,

Second prize:
- Yanagisawa Soprano Saxophone - Yanagisawa Wind Instruments Co., Ltd.;
- Cash prize worth € 400 - Kulturni dom Nova Gorica;
Cash prize worth € 100 - Vandoren Paris;
- BG DUO ligature gold plated - BG France;
- Saxophone case - Symphony International;
- D'Addario Pack - D'Addario and Company, Inc.,

Third prize:
- Sequoia Soprano Saxophone - Buttus Roberto Riparazioni Strumenti Musicali;
- Cash prize worth € 300 - Kulturni dom Nova Gorica;
Cash prize worth € 100 - Vandoren Paris;
- BG DUO ligature gold plated – BG France;
- D'Addario Pack - D'Addario and Company, Inc.,

Fourth prize:
- Cash prize worth € 500 - E. Rousseau Music Products;
- Cash prize worth € 300 - Kulturni dom Nova Gorica;
Cash prize worth € 100 - Vandoren Paris;
- BG DUO ligature gold plated - BG France;
- Music stand - Symphony International;
- D'Addario Pack - D'Addario and Company, Inc.,

Special prizes:
- The Slovene competitor with the best assessment will be awarded with the opportunity to record in the Nova Gorica Music School/Glasbena šola Nova Gorica recording studio.
- All the finalists will receive practical gifts (CDs and publications) from the Society of Slovene Composers/Društvo slovenskih skladateljev.

All the participants will receive participation certificates.


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HIT glavni     logo daddario 4color on white

Logo Symphony
BG dss z napisom logo Vandoren couleur vrtnica logo

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  Glasbena sola mali 

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Rules for the participants

1. Competitors must perform from original sheet music only. Photo-copies are not allowed.
2. Winners of the 1st prize of previous International Saxophone Competitions in Slovenia in the highest category (Krško 2001, Nova Gorica from 2003 to 2016) will not be allowed to participate.
3. An official accompanist is available to all the competitors.
4. Competitors must produce a valid ID document before the competition.
5. Competitors must prepare five copies of the (piano) score of the selected works.
6. The order of performance will be determined by a public draw prior to the competition.
7. The organiser retains all public recording and broadcasting rights, including the rights to publishing audio and/or video recordings.

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Registration and participation fees

Registration form...

Bank transfer to the Nova Gorica Arts Centre:
Participation fee: € 120
One rehearsal (30 min) with the official accompanist: € 30
We recommend that candidates are accompanied by their own accompanist.

Payment method:
UJP (Public Payment Office), Nova Gorica Branch
IBAN: SI56012846030358603
Reference: SI99

The number of participants is limited. Places will be allocated according to the date of receipt of the completed registration form. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 3 June 2018 (date of post stamp). Places will be allocated according to the date of post stamp or received e-mail. In the case of participant cancellation, the participation fee will be not return. The registration for the competition is valid only after the full registration fee is paid.

Participants are responsible for their own meals and accommodation. Read more ...

Jean-Denis Michat (F) – President
Betka Bizjak Kotnik (SLO)
Matjaž Drevenšek (SLO)
Gerard McChrystal (VB)
Debra Richtmeyer (ZDA)
Miha Rogina, conductor (SLO)

Rules of the jury - SAXGO18

Secretary of the Competition:
Dejan Prešiček

Piano Accompanists:
Sae Lee (JPN/SLO)
Yoshiko Matsumoto

Project Manager:
Pavla Jarc

Contact person and coordinator of the programme:
Barbara Poša Belingar


Kulturni dom Nova Gorica,
Bevkov trg 4, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
T: + 386 5 335 40 10

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica is member of
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