EFS 2019

European Saxophone Forum 2019

The event will be held on 29-31 March 2019 at the Academy and the Music School in Wrocław.

Main points:

International Saxophone Competition saxophone students from 22 years of age (inclusive)

1st category: students born in 2004 (inclusive) and after (freely selected repertoire up to 8 minutes long)

2nd category: students born in the years 2001-2003 inclusive (freely selected repertoire up to 12 minutes long)

3rd category: students born in the years 1997-2000 inclusive (two-stage auditions)

Stage I:

Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007

part I-Prélude and part II-Allemande (without repetitions)

Both movements should be played on any type of saxophone from any sheet music edition.

Paul Creston, Sonata for alto saxophone and piano Op. 19, part III-Whit gaiety.

Stage II: Aleksandr Glazunov, Saxophone Concerto Op.109 with accompaniment.

There is no obligation to play from memory.
The Organisers provide accompanists (additional fee 20 EUR) and rooms for the rehearsals on the day of the audition.
The Competition is judged by a Jury of international experts.

The prize pool amounts to 2’000 euros

Main prize: Alto saxophone

The Competition winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) of all categories will perform during the Final’s Concert at the Concert Hall of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocałw on 31 March 2019 at      2 p.m. Category III winner will perform Aleksander Głazunaw's Concerto with Chamber Orchestra.

The “Saxophone Orchestra” project for saxophone students and teachers. Passive participants may also play in the orchestra. The orchestra with perform with the Competition winners during the        Final’ Concert on 31 March 2019 at 2 p.m.

Saxophone workshop – each active participant who does not take part in the Competition will have a lesson with the professor conducting the workshops.

Jazz workshops - for classical and jazz saxophonists.

Lectures, multimedia presentations


- Inauguration Concert – 29.03.2019, at 7 p.m.

- Chamber Concert – 30.03.2019, at 7 p.m.

- Final Concert – 31.03.2019, at 2 p.m., with the participation of the winners of the Competition and participants of the "Saxophone Orchestra" project.

Free admission to all events!

Registration fee for participants of the European Saxophone Forum 2019 amounts to:

30 EUR – active participants (the number of participants is limited, the participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis) and passive participants.

Please, feel invited!