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3rd JOSIP NOCHTA COMPETITION: JURY MEMBERS

Vincent David

Vincent David is the leader of a generation of saxophonists who develops the musical and technical possibilities of his instrument.
As soloist, he has performed with Philharmonique Orchestra of Radio France, National Orchestra of Strasbourg, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Stuttgart, MAV Orchestra of Budapest, Navy Band Orchestra of Washington, Camerata Aberta of Sao Paulo, Musica Assoluta of Hannover. Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and many others. He collaborated with many composers Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Gérard Grisey, Philippe Hurel, etc.
He works since 1998 with concerts Intercontemporain Ensemble, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, and the Orchestra of the Paris Opera.
Composer and conductor, he has composed for his instrument, solo pieces such as Sillage for soprano sax, Pulse and Éclats d’échos for alto saxophone, Mirages for soprano saxophone and piano, Nuée Ardente for alto sax and piano commissioned by the International Adolphe Sax competition in Dinant, l’éveil de la toupie and concertos Reflets for alto sax and orchestra, Arches for soprano sax and orchestre, Rhizome for alto sax and strings. He has also written Jazz duets and quartets.
He is active in improvised music (jazz, contemporary) through encounters with musicians such as Pierrick Pedron, Christophe Monniot, Jean-Charles Richard, sometimes giving rise to recordings. He is the founder of the Fireworks Quartet with Jean-Charles Richard, Stéphane Guillaume et Baptiste Herbin and record his music.
Vincent David has given numerous masterclasses throughout the world. He is a recognized teacher and attaches importance to the transmission of his experience and his passion for music. Generous musician, he is very attached to the opening and promotes artistic curiosity in his class. Since September 2019 teaches at the Conservaroire Royal of Bruxelles.

Saša Nestorović

Saša Nestorović (Zagreb, 1964) is active on the US, German, Croatian and Slovene jazz scene. For decades he has led the Summer School of Jazz on the island of Brač and given lectures at the Summer School of Saxophone in Dubrovnik. He is a saxophonist, clarinetist and recording musician with the Croatian Radio Television Big Band, as well as composer and arranger with the Zagreb Jazz Portrait quartet. As a conductor, he has recorded 20 albums with a Jazz Orcestra HRT, has worked projects/recordings with eminent jazz musicians like Ernie Watts, Doug Richards, Rex Richardson, Christian McBride, Charles Toliver, Alan Broadbent, Miroslav Vitous, Boris Kozlov, Alexey Sipiagin, and many more. Most recently he did a concert with Vanessa Rubin playing Tadd Dameron’s music.
He is disting. prof. art at Music academy in Zagreb, teaching chamber music, jazz improvisation and leading the jazz ensemble. He was a colaborator of over than forty JazzLab workshops with names such as Charles Toliver, Miroslav Vitous and Jean -Luc Ponty, Eddie Henderson, Barry Altschul, Ambrose Akinmusire, Black Art Collective (Jeremy Pelt). He has mentored six graduating essays at final diplomas and teaches ensembles that were four time awarded in Croatia, Serbia and Italy.
He was a member of the EBU Big Band Orchestra (leading by Andrew Homzy) during a concert tour in Montreal and other cities of Canada in 1999 and has participated in many jazz recordings in Croatia and Slovenia.
Co-founder and member of Zagreb Saxophone quartet, he has had 13 tours – concerts and workshops in the United States and Europe and released many recordings, and in 2018 he was a jazz side host of the 18th World Saxophone Congress in Zagreb.

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