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JAN GRICAR WINNER OF NOVA GORICA INTERNATIONAL SAXOPHONE COMPETITION (SLOVENIA 2016)

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8th International Saxophone Competition
Nova Gorica Arts Centre, 2 – 9 July 2016

WINNER:

WINNER – Jan Gričar (SI) – Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera F. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester

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FINALISTS:

4th Classified – Vitaly Vatulya (RU) – Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera & F. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester
2nd Classified – Kalle Oittinen (FI) – Henri Tomasi: KoncertF. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester
3rd Classified – Domen Koren (SI) – Jeanine Rueff: Concertino, op.17F. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester
5th Classified – Nele Tiebout (BE) – Jacques Ibert: Concertino da cameraF. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester
1st Classified – Jan Gričar (SI) – Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera F. Martin: Balada za saksofon in orkester

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlPoM-PwAE8

SEMIFINALISTS:

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– Ningxin (Yo-yo) Su (NL) (See the Semifinal here)

– Nozomi Sakai (JP) (See the Semifinal here)
– Yumeko Miura (JP) (See the Semifinal here)
– Vitaly Vatulya (NL) (See the Semifinal here)
– Kalle Oittinen (FI) (See the Semifinal here)
– Domen Koren (SI) (See the Semifinal here)
– Nele Tiebout (BE) (See the Semifinal here)
– Patricia Coronel Avilés (ES) (See the Semifinal here)
– Joanna Blejwas (BE) (See the Semifinal here)
– Jan Gričar (SI) (See the Semifinal here)
– Ryo Nakajima (JP) (See the Semifinal here)

They played the works in the following list: 

Nina Šenk: Impetus (DSS) and

One composition from the following list:

William Albright: Sonata (Peters), 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), Christian Lauba: 25 etudes – one by choice, Lojze Lebič: Invocation / à Primož Ramovš (DSS), Bruno Mantovani: L’incandescence de la bruine (Lemoine) 
, David Maslanka: Sonata (NASA), 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), Fuminori Tanada: Mysterious Morning III (Lemoine)

 

ELIMINATORY ROUND:

Miyu YOKOYAMA, Jiaoyu YANG, Nace KOGEJ, Simona CASTRIA, Shusaku MUKAIYAMA, Shusuke KOMATSU, Pablo SÁNCHEZ-ESCARICHE GASCH, Yumeko MIURA, Ita NAGODE, Kenta SAITO, Vitaly VATULYA, Tilen LEBAR, Kalle OITTINEN, Domen KOREN, Yuina TAKAMIZO, Maria de los Angeles DEL VALLE CASADO, Nele TIEBOUT , Go NISHIDA, Patricia CORONEL AVILÉS, Joanna BLEJWAS, Miguel VALLÉS MATEU, Kaho TAKEDA, Martin SKUBIN, Ivan TRAJANOSKI, Jan GRIČAR, Ryo NAKAJIMA, Ningxin (Yo-yo) SU, Nozomi SAKAI

They played the works in the following list

César Franck: Sonata in A Major – I. mvt. (any transcription) or Johannes Brahms: Sonata, Op. 120 No. 2 – I. mvt. (any transcription)
and
Janez Matičič: Repliques (DSS)

 

You can see here the competition booklet:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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