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SAXISTRA – Sequoia Competition is an open international competition for young saxophonists under 14 years of age. The competition will take place at the Fažana Multimedia Center from 21 - 22 November 2014. In case of a large number of candidates, the competition may be extended to 23 November 2014.

competition is intended for saxophone students and is divided into two categories:

  1. Up to 12 years of age (born in 2002 and younger)
  2. to 14 years of age (born in 2000 and younger)

Younger candidates can compete in the senior category. However, vice versa is not allowed.

At the competition an official accompanist will be made available (If necessary. Please, indicate in the registration form). The cost of one rehearsal and the performance is HRK 380.00 (€ 50.00).

When signing in at the competition, candidates’ identity will be verified by means of a valid identification document. The order of performances in front of the competition commission will be determined by casting lots.

When registering candidates shall enclose original sheet music.

The commission will hear candidates behind a curtain, which separates them from the stage.

The decision of the Commission is final.

The results and the ranking of candidates are public.

Members of the Commission will be available for consultations and queries after the end of the competition.

Awards and certificates will be given in person at the closing ceremony. Awards and certificates are not transferrable.

In case of cancellation, the registration fee shall not be refunded.

When registering for the competition, participants agree to making recordings and taking photographs of all events and waive any copyright and fees. They also agree to a public release of the recordings.

The organisers shall not be held liable for any injury, theft, lost items or any other inconvenience. The responsibility for such events shall be borne by candidates themselves or their guardians once they have registered for the competition.

  1. Category: up to 12 years of age (born in 2002 and younger)
  2. Category: Up to the age of 14 (born in 2000 and younger)

1. Category: obligatory composition - A. Waignein: FEELINGS and one of the following compositions:

  • J. Naulais: SAX SYMBOLE
  • J. Bouvard: CHANT ELEGIAQUE ET FINAL
  • E. Lesieur: PRELUDE ET RONDO
  • F. Coiteux: LE PRINCE DE SAXE
  • C. Jay: ARIA ET SCHERZETTO

2. Category: obligatory composition - R. Duclos: PIECE BREVE and one of the following compositions:

  • C.-H. Joubert: BARROCO
  • J. Bouvard: BAGATELLE
  • P. Dukas: ALLA GITANA
  • Gabriel-Marie: BADINE-Scherzo
  • M. Perrin: ARLEQUINS

The registration fee for both categories is HRK 380.00 (€ 50.00).

Participants can hire the official accompanist (one rehearsal and the performance) for the price of HRK 380,00 (€ 50.00). The cost of an additional rehearsal is HRK 230.00 (€ 30.00).

Registrations for Croatian citizens are payable to:
Umjetnička organizacija PODIUM
Basaričekova 3, Majerje
42206 Petrijanec
OIB: 26449146744
IBAN: HR0423600001102406365
Purpose: Saxistra 2014

Registrations for foreign nationals are payable to:
Carmen Mediam
Carmen Kobal Slokar s.p.
Klenik 002 B, 6257 Pivka
Model: OTHR
IBAN: SI56101000052364087
BIC: BAKOSI2X
Purpose: Saxistra 2014

Participants can register online on the official Internet site www.podium.hr or send the registration form filled out with uppercase letters to the following address: Umjetnička organizacija PODIUM, Basaričekova 3, Majerje, 42 206 Petrijanec, Croatia. Please, enclose the registration payment confirmation.

All the documents pertaining to the competition shall be filed in the archive of the Umjetnička organizacija Podium.

1. Category

  1. place: 1st prize; gold medal, Sequoia-K85 alto saxophone (prize of the sponsor Robert Buttus)
  2. place: 2nd prize; silver medal, little Ruženica –Istrian traditional instrument (prize of the sponsor Umjetnička organizacija PODIUM)
  3. place: 3rd prize; bronze medal, saxophone kit and a family trip to Brijuni National park (prize of the sponsor of the Municipality of Fažana)
  4. place: 4th prize; a box of saxophone reeds and a family trip to Brijuni National park (prize of the sponsor of the Municipality of Fažana)

competitors will receive a certificate of attendance.

2. Category

  1. place: 1st prize; gold medal, Sequoia-silver soprano saxophone (prize of the sponsor Vincero, d.o.o.)
  2. place: 2nd prize; silver medal, big Ruženica –Istrian traditional instrument (prize of the sponsor Umjetnička organizacija PODIUM)
  3. place: 3rd prize; bronze medal, saxophone kit and a family trip to Brijuni National park (prize of the sponsor of the Minicipality of Fažana)
  4. place: 4th prize; a box of saxophone reeds and a family trip to Brijuni National park (prize of the sponsor of the Municipality of Fažana)

All competitors will receive a certificate of attendance.

Organisers:

  • Umjetnička organizacija PODIUM
  • Municipality of Fažana

Organization team of competition:

  • Larisa Marjanovič - organization, info point
  • Jovana Joka - info point
  • Karlo Kopjar - competition coordination
  • Katarina Martinec - competition coordination
  • Dubravka Brodar - commision secretary
  • Sara Beriša - competition secretary