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International Saxophone Competition SAXGO22

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica, 1– 8 July 2022

Application dead-line: 1 June 2022

Born in 1991 and younger

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Compulsory piece:
Tilen Lebar: Hassan for alto saxophone and electronics (available at Donemus)

One piece from the following list:
Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821 – 1st movement without repetition (transcription of your choice in original key)
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22 (transcription of your choice in original key)
Robert Schumann: Adagio et allegro, Op. 70 (transcription of your choice in original key)

THE SEMI-FINALS (maximum 10 candidates)

Compulsory piece:
Urška Pompe: Žilj for alto saxophone solo (BabelScores)

One piece from the following list:
William Albright: Sonata (Peters)
Karol Beffa: Haarlem (Billaudot)
• Vincent David: Nuée ardente (Billaudot)
• Edison Denisov: Sonata (Leduc)
• Lojze Lebič: Invocation / à Primož Ramovš (DSS)
• Bruno Mantovani: The Ainendescence de la bruine (Lemoine)
• Janez Matičič: Repliques (DSS)
• Uroš Rojko: Godba (DSS)
• Nina Šenk: Impetus (DSS)
• Gregory Wanamaker: Sonata deus sax machina (Gregory Wanamaker Music)
Takashi Yoshimatsu: Sonata Fuzzy Bird (Billaudot)

THE FINALS (maximum 4 candidates)

Solo performance with the Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra, conductor Miha Rogina

Compulsory piece:
Milko Lazar: Pocket Concerto No. 4 for alto and soprano saxophone and wind orchestra (DSS via mail

One piece from the following list:
• Paul Creston: Concerto, Op. 26 for alto saxophone and wind orchestra (Schirmer)
Ingolf Dahl: Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra (Schott)
Ida Gotkovsky: Concerto for alto saxophone and wind orchestra (Transatlantiques)

Application deadline: 1 June 2022

All participants will receive the SAXGO certificate of attendance.

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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 SAXGO in the highest category 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.

Registration and participation fees:

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Participation fees:
Participation fee: € 150
Participation fee for the Members of the slovenian Saksofonija Music Society (10% discount): 135 €
One rehearsal (30 min) with the official accompanist: € 30
We recommend that candidates are accompanied by their own accompanist. 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, 1 June 2022 (date of post stamp). Places will be allocated according to the date of post stamp or received e-mail. In case of participant cancellation, the participation fee will be not returned. The registration for the competition is valid only after the full registration fee is paid.

Payment method - bank transfer to the Nova Gorica Arts Centre:
UJP (Public Payment Office), Nova Gorica Branch
IBAN: SI56012846030358603
Reference: SI99

Participants are responsible for their own meals and accommodation.

Nicolas Prost (F) – president
Asagi Ito (JPN)
Dejan Prešiček (SI)
Dragan Sremec (CRO)
Alicją Wołyńczyk – Raniszewska (PL)
Milko Lazar, composer (SI) – only in finals
Miha Rogina, conductor (SI) – only in finals

Rules of the jury - SAXGO22

Orchestra for the finals:
Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra

Director of the Competition:
Matjaž Drevenšek 

Piano Accompanists:
Sae Lee (JPN/SI)
Maria Nemcova (RU)

Project Manager:
Pavla Jarc

Contact person and coordinator of the programme:
Barbara Poša Belingar

T + 386 5 335 40 13
M + 386 41 775 089

Kulturni dom Nova Gorica
Bevkov trg 4
SI - 5000 Nova Gorica



Kulturni dom Nova Gorica,
Bevkov trg 4, SI-5000 Nova Gorica
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