Guide

THE ‘SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA’ PROJECT

The ‘Saxophone Orchestra’ project is open to saxophone pupils, students and teachers who want to participate actively in the orchestra workshops. The Saxophone Orchestra will be conducted by Maestro Lev Arstein from Israel.

The project schedule:
- The project shall be carried out on 20 and 21 March 2020 (rehearsals),
- 22 March 2020 – final rehearsal and performance of the Orchestra at the Final Concert

As in the previous EFS editions, the repertoire is expected to be 25-minute-long.

The number of the orchestra project participants is limited. The participants will be admitted to the project by the Organizers on a first-come, first-served basis.

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International Saxophone Competition

Category I: students born after 2007 inclusive (freely selected repertoire up to 10 minutes)
Category II: students born in the years 2006-2007 inclusive (freely selected repertoire up to 12 minutes)
Category III: students born in the years 2004-2005 inclusive (freely selected repertoire up to 15 minutes)
Category IV students born in the years 2001-2003 inclusive (freely selected repertoire up to 15 minutes)
Category V: students born in the years 1998 -2001 inclusive (in this category the audition will include two stages).

- Stage I:
One movement selected from the following:
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita en La miner BWV 1013, movement I – Allemande (without repetition)
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita No. 2 BWV 1004, movement I – Allemande (without repetition)
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Cello Suite No. 3 BWV 1009, movement I - Prelude

(the movement can be performed on any type of saxophone, the participant shall choose the edition) and one piece selected from the following:
Robert Muczynski – Sonata Op. 29 for alto sacophone and piano (an obligatory piece for performers playing on the alto saxophone)
Heitor Villa-Lobos - Fantasy for soprano/tenor saxophone (an obligatory piece for performers playing on the soprano or tenor saxophone)
Stage II:
freely selected repertoire with accompaniment, up to 20 minutes

The repertoire does not have to be played from memory.

The Organisers provide a rehearsal room on the day of the audition and may provide an accompanist for an additional fee of 80 PLN.

The Organizers guarantee free participation in the Competition to all participants who are currently students of primary and secondary state music schools. The remaining participants shall pay the fee of 130 PLN.
The winners of the Competition in all categories will perform at the Concert of Competition Winners in the Concert Hall of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław on 21 March 2020.
The total prize pool amounts to over 3,500 EUR.

Additionally, three ‘Grand Prix’ prizes shall be awarded in the following categories:
Grand Prix – Category I and II
Grand Prix – Category III and IV
Grand Prix – Category V

Saxophone workshops and lectures

All Forum participants may participate passively in the workshops.

The active participants will be admitted to the workshops by a decision of the Organisers and the professor conducting the workshops on a first come, first served basis. Each active participant shall be informed of their admittance to the workshops by e-mail.

The number of active workshop participants is limited.

The lectures on saxophone playing shall be held during every day of the Forum and are open to all Forum participants.

Concerts

Concerts
- 19 March 2020, 6.00 p.m., Inaugural Concert
- 20 March 2020,  Chamber Music Concert
- 21 March 2020, Concert of the Competition Winners
- 22 March 2020, 1.00 p.m., Final Concert
Performed by the participants of the ‘Saxophone Orchestra’ project
Concert Hall of the Academy of Music in Wrocław

Free admission to all concerts!