Samobor, June 28, 2017.

RESULTS - 6. International composer's competition NEW NOTE - Croatia 2017.

Members of the Jury: Francis Corcoran ,Sretan Krstić, Nikša Gligo and Srećko Bradić evaluated submitted scores and unanimously decided following:
Prizes:
1st Prize: ANDREA PORTERA :“Water Rituals“, Italy
2nd Prize: PATRIC O´MALLEY,: „This Places no. 4 - Loneliness in a Beautiful Place“

Third prize is not awarded.

Winning composition –Andrea Portera's „Water Rituals“ will be performed by Zagreb Soloists in Samobor on October 7th, 2017.

Congratulations




Samobor, December 10th 2016

Zagreb Soloists& Samobor Music Festival – NEW NOTE Competition 2017.

The Samobor Music Festival is pleased to announce the NEW NOTE 6th International Composers Competition, Croatia 2017.

The Samobor Music Festival invites composers of all nationalities and ages to submit scores for the international NEW NOTE competition.

Instrumentation: 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass

PRIZE – 1st prize is 2500€ and performance by the ZAGREB SOLOISTS at Samobor Music Festival on October 7th 2017.

The deadline for the submission of scores is June 4th 2017. The entry fee for participants is 50€ for each score.

More information available at www.new-note.com




Samobor, June 20, 2016

RESULTS - 5. International composer's competition NEW NOTE - Croatia 2016.

Members of the Jury: Irvine Arditti, Hilda Paredes, Andreas Fischer, Nikša Gligo and Srećko Bradić evaluated submitted scores and unanimously decided following:
Prizes:


1st Prize: KAROLA OBERMÜLLER, Germany
2nd Prize: not awarded
3rd Prize: , WEN LIU, China


Winning composition – Karola Obermüller's mass:distance:time will be performed by Neue Vocal Solisten in Samobor on October 1, 2016.


Congratulations



Neue Vocalsolisten & Samobor Music Festival – NEW NOTE Competition 2016

The Samobor Music Festival is pleased to announce the NEW NOTE 5th International Composers Competition, Croatia 2016.

The Samobor Music Festival invites composers of all nationalities and ages to submit scores for the international NEW NOTE competition.

Instrumentation: High soprano, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass. PRIZE – 1st prize is 2500€ and performance by the famous NEUE VOCALSOLISTEN (www.neuevocalsolisten.de) at Samobor Music Festival on September 30th 2016.

The deadline for the submission of scores is June 3rd 2016.

The entry fee for participants is 50€ for each score. More information available at www.new-note.com

Samobor, July 1st 2015

RESULTS - 4. International composer's competition NEW NOTE - Croatia 2015.

After 45 scores had been submitted for the 4th International composers competition New Note, members of the jury Irvine Arditti, Hilda Paredes, James Clarke, Nik_a Gligo and Sre_ko Bradi_ evaluated submitted scores and unanimously decided following:


Prizes:
1st Prize: Massimo Lauricella, Italy - Kairòs
2nd Prize : Juan Camilo Vasquez, Colombia - Verschleierte Spiegel
3rd Prize: Hiroshi Nakamura, Japan - Stagnated-Flowed


Winning composition - Massimo Lauricella's Kairòs will be performed by Irvine Arditti in Zagreb on October 9, 2015.


Congratulations!



RESULTS - 3. International composer's competition NEW NOTE – Croatia 2014.

For the 3rd International composers competition New Note 84 compositions for string quartets have been submitted.

Members of the jury, Davorin Kempf, the president, Nikša Gligo, Dušan Bavdek, Irvin Arditti and Srećko Bradić on the session which took place on June 1st 2014 have unanimously decided to award two second prizes, and not the first and the third prize. The awarded compositions are under nr. 47: Shoichi Yabuta, Edge and nr 50: Bram Van Camp, String Quartet. Edge, composed by the Japanese composer Shoichi Yabuta has two parts. The first one is markedly virtuoso, while the second one is based on short entwined lines forming one big multy-layered line with occasional melodic fragments brought up tp the surface.

String Quartet, composed by the Belgian composer Bram Van Camp consist of three contrast interrelated movements. The author explores the phenomenon of interaction and organic evolution of different polyphonic layers in an interesting way, inspired, as he says, by Ludwig van Beethoven's work.

Both scores are remarkable for the imaginative conception and the quality of realization.

After carefully scrutiny of 84 scores, the jury decided that although the standard was (quite)high, there was no work of outstanding originality that merited the first prize. There were however two very well crafted compositions that the jury found absolutely merited the second prize and performance by the Arditti quartet on October 6th 2014 in Samobor, Croatia.



Arditti Quartet and Samobor Music Festival – NEW NOTE Competition

The Samobor Music Festival is pleased to announce the NEW NOTE
3rd. International Composers Competition, Croatia 2014.


The Samobor Music Festival invites the submission of scores by composers through-out the world, with no age or nationality limitations. Only compositions for string quartet will be considered.
Prizes – the first prize is 3500€ and will be performed on the 7th. of October 2014, at a concert by the famous Arditti Quartet www.ownvoice.com/ardittiquartet organised by the Samobor Music Festival.
The second prize is 1000€ and the third prize is 500€.
The deadline for the submission of scores is the May 20th 2014.

The entry fee for participants is 70€ for each score.
More information is available at www.new-note.com





2nd International Competition „New Note“, Croatia 2013

After 56 scores had been submitte for the 2nd international composers competition New Note, members of the jury Davorin Kempf (president), Lojze Lebič, Alun Francis, Sreten Krstić and Srećko Bradić evaluated submitted scores and unanimously decided not to assign the first prize. President of the jury Davorin Kempf remarked that there were different views regarding 2nd and 3rd prize. Finally they decided to assign the second prize to David Veber's „Opus Palladianum“ and the third prize to Elene Samarine's „Out of the depth I cry to you …“ (Psalm 130). Both scores will be performed by Munich Philharmonic String Sextet on October 4 2013, on Samobor Music Festival.

David Veber's „Opus Paladianum“ is the interesting result of transponing the visual arts technique of mosaic construction into music form. By establishing a link between asymmetric mosaic stones and the fragments of motivic music structures, the author has shown significant skill in forming a coherent, formally composed score. Elene Samarine's sextet „Out of the depth I cry to you …“ (Psalm 130) with its melodic inspiration and spiritual expression shows the connection with its biblical model. The focus of the work is based on the central, richly polifonic elaborated section, stressing its archetypal expression. – Jury citation.
The competition was organized by Samobor Music Festival, and it was open to composers of all nationalities and age from all over the world. One original score for string sextet up to 15 minutes was required, no electronics allowed. The competition is sponsored by Zagreb County Assembly. Competition detaild can be found on www.new-note.com

Renata Glojnarić
executive director of Samobor Music Festival
091 3360 112





JURY CITATION
2nd International Composers Competition NEW NOTE, Samobor 2013

Samobor 9 June 2013


Prizes:
1st Prize - not assigned
2nd Prize : David Veber: "Opus Palladianum"
3rd Prize: Elena Samarina: "Out of the depth I cry to you ..." (Psalm 130)

CITATION:
Members of the jura: Davorin Kempf (President), Lojze Lebič, Alun Francis, Sreten Krstić and Srećko Bradić had a meeting on 1 June 2013 and evaluated 53 submitted string sextet scores. 1st Prize was unanimously not assigned. As far as 2nd and 3rd Prize was concerned, members of the jury had different views. Finally they decided to assign the second prize to David Veber's "Opus Palladianum" and the third to Elene Samarine's "Out of the depth I cry to you…" (Psalm 130).

David Veber's "Opus Palladianum" is the interesting result of transponing the visual arts technicque of mosaic construction into music form. By establishing a link between asymmetric mosaic stones and the fragments of motivic music structures, the author has shown significant skill in forming a coherent, formally composed score.

Elene Samarine's sextet "Out of the depth I cry to you…" (Psalm 130) with its melodic inspiration and spiritual expression shows the connection with its biblical model. The focus of the work is based on the central, richly polifonic elaborated section, stressing its archetypal expression.

Davorin Kempf
Zagreb 6 June 2013





2nd International Composers Competition „New Note“, Croatia 2013
56 scores submitted for the competition

56 scores were submitted for the 2nd international composers competition New Note, organized by Samobor Music Festival, and the winner will be known after the Jury has finished the job but not before June 7.
The deadline for the submission of scores was May 6 2013. The competition was open to composers of all nationalities and age from all over the world. One original score for string sextet up to 15 minutes long was required, no electronics allowed. The competition was anonymous, i.e. composers were supposed to submit their scores under the code, and enclose their personal data in a sealed envelope.
We would like to express our gratitude to professor Ivo Malec for his contribution and support of the New Note Competition. Professor Malec is for objective reasons no more able to participate as a member of Jury. At the same time, we are glad to announce that the Jury chairman is Prof. Dr. Davorin Kempf, composer and musicologist.
Submitted scores will be judged by an international jury.
Members of the Jury are: Prof. Dr. Davorin Kempf, (composer and musicologist, Croatia), Alun Francais (conductor and composer, Great Britain), Lojze Lebič (composer, Slovenia), Sreten Krstić (artistic director of Munich Philharmonic String Sextet, Serbia/Germany) and Srećko Bradić (composer and artistic direktor of the Festival, Croatia).
The winning composition will be performed in concert by Munich Philharmonic String Sextet on October 4 2013, on Samobor Music Festival.

The competition is sponsored by Zagreb County Assembly.





The Samobor Music Festival is pleased to announce the NEW NOTE -2nd International Composers Competition, Croatia 2013.

The Samobor Music Festival invites the submission of scores by composers throughout the world, with no age or nationality limitations.
Only compositions for string sextet will be considered.

Prizes – the first prize is 3500€ and the performance on October 4, 2013, at a concert by the Munich Philharmonic Sextet (www.mphil.de/en/personen/?P_ID=66), organised by the Samobor Music Festival(samobor-festival.com).
The second prize is 1000€ and the third prize is 500€.

The deadline for the submission of scores is the May 06th, 2013.
The entry fee for participants is 50€ for each score.





New Note – The First International Composers Competition – Croatia 2012 forty-one pieces submitted

Posted on 22/03/2012


As many as forty-one pieces were submitted to the 1st International Composers Competition New Note, organized by the Samobor Autumn Music Festival. The jury will announce the winning composer on March 24.
The competition was open until March 10 for composers worldwide, regardless of their age or nationality. The score had to be written for a wind quintet with duration of up to fifteen minutes, without using electronics. The competition was anonymous, code-protected and the composers had to send their information in a special, sealed envelope.
The submitted scores are going to be evaluated by an international jury consisting of five members, Chairman Ivo Malec (composer, Croatia/France), Alun Francis (conductor and composer, Great Britain), Lojze Lebič (composer, Slovenia), Uroš Lajovic (conductor and composer, Slovenia) and Srećko Bradić (composer and Artistic Director of the Festival, Croatia). The first prize is 3.500 euro, the second 1000 euro and the third 500 euro. The winning composition will have its premiere performance at the 37th Samobor Autumn Music Festival on October 5, 2012 by the famous Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (www.windquintet.com).
The competition is under the patronage of the Zagreb County Assembly. Further information about the competition can be found on www.new-note.com.



In press conference of 36th Samobor Autumn Music Festival the call for 1st International Composers Competition announced

Posted on 08/19/2011


36th Samobor Autumn Music Festival will be held in Samobor from September 24 till October 8 under the high patronage of The President of The Republic prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović and of Ministry of Culture, Town of Samobor and the Zagreb County. This year's festival program and plans were presented on September 19 in the press conference held in The Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb. The new artistic director Srećko Bradić and the executive director Renata Glojnarić spoke about the main program features. At the very beginning the president of the Zagreb County Assembly Damir Mikuljan and the deputy mayor of the Town of Samobor Hrvoje Frankić greeted the audience.

New artistic director of The Samobor Autumn Music Festival Srećko Bradić announced the festival program, starting on September 24 with the concert of the cellist Mark Coppey and The Zagreb Soloists. He especially mentioned concerts linked with the Marimba Week seminar, the cooperation with the Varaždin Baroque Evenings manifested through the concert of King’s Consort and the collaboration of the guitarist Petrit Çeku and the soprano Marija Kuhar Šoša. The final evening on October 8 belongs to the concert-stage performance of “La serva padrona” by Pergolesi with Valentina Fijačko, Giorgio Surian and Stefan Surian in main roles. Srećko Bradić also stated that he has founded his conception of the festival on counterpointing old and new, that is on the permeation of the rich heritage with the novelties of the contemporary music.

Presented was also the 8th International Young Musicians Competition “Ferdo Livadić” where 8 young musicians compete for the Hypo Bank and Town of Samobor money awards and for the soloist concert on 37th Samobor Autumn Music Festival. The jury will reward the best overall performance and the best performance of a piece by a Croatian author.

As the most important novelty in the times to come artistic director Srećko Bradić pointed out the 1st International Composers Competition as the way to stress today’s recent music work. Competition will be anonymous, code-protected, and composition should be written for a classic wind quintet. The call will be open from September 20, 2011, and closing on March 10, 2012, and the winning composition will be performed on 37th Samobor Autumn Music Festival by Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Bradić has declared.

The executive director Renata Glojnarić also announced the visit of the high patron, the President of the Republic dr. Ivo Josipović to one of the concerts and thanked the former artistic director Goran Merčep for his cooperation through the previous 16 years.
36th Samobor Autumn Music Festival is organized by Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor, where tickets for all the concerts can be obtained, as well as in Tourist Association of Samobor and Tourist Association of Zagreb County. All information about Samobor Autumn Music Festival can also be found on the new web page www.samoborska-glazbena-jesen.com.

For additional information, call:
Renata Glojnarić 091 3360 112
Srećko Bradić 091 3360 115

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