SAXGO19 1354 479


with Jan Gričar (SI) and
Nicolas Arsenijevic (FR/SRB)

Nova Gorica Music School
2527 June 2019

Application fee: 90 (soloists), €50 (chamber group)

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The three-day workshop, aimed at classical saxophonists, will be led by two representatives of the younger generation of saxophonists – Jan Gričar (SI) and Nicolas Arsenijevic (FR/SRB). The workshop will encompass two areas – individual lessons and playing in formed chamber groups. The individual lessons will focus on improving tone, technique, intonation, interpretation and understanding of the musical text. The chamber music course will focus on playing in a group, as well as taking into consideration the style, and target specific rhythmic, agogic and tone problems. The workshop is intended for participants of all ages who, at the end of the workshop, will perform at the final concert entitled ALL TOGETHER NOW, which will take place in Nova Gorica Music School, Thursday 27 June 2019 at 6pm.

Work programme:

  • individual lessions with the chosen zutors;
  • work in chamber groups and orchestra;
  • preparation and study of the compositions with the piano accompanist,
  • you will follow the concerts of the SAXGO19 programme.

For the price of €90 the soloist is entitled to:

• two lessons (2 x 45 min) with the selected tutor or two lessons, with each tutor,
• 30 minute practice with the piano accompanist and
• work in chamber groups or the ensemble. 

 For a price of €50 per a participant, the chamber group is entitled to:

• two lessons (2 x 45 min) with the selected tutor or two lessons, with each tutor.

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Jan Gricar 1 spJan Gričar (SI) is part of the younger generation of successful Slovenian musicians. He graduated with the highest honours, from the Academy of Music in Ljubljana under the supervision of Professors Matjaž Drevenšek and Miha Rogina. He continued his music career in France, where he studied at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles with Professor Vincent David, and obtained a masters’ degree at the prestigious Paris Music Conservatory under the supervision of Professor Claude Delangle.  Moreover, he obtained a bachelors’ degree in chamber music with Professor Laszlo Hadady.  He regularly performs all over Slovenia, Europe and in Japan. As a soloist, he performed with the Vienna Symphonic orchestra, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, RTV Slovenia Symphonic Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. In his career, he has worked with with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and renowned conductors such as En Shao, Matthias Pintscher, Anton Nanut and Marko Letonja. Gričar placed first in many national and international competitions such as TEMSIG – Slovenian Music Competition for Youth, Fiorindo International Music Competition, SVIREL – International Music Competition, International saxophone competition in Nova Gorica, etc. He was presented with the Škerjanc Award for special achievements in the music field by the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana and two other significant awards given by the University of Ljubljana, the Prešeren Award and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. He was also a scholarship holder of the Ministry of culture Slovenia for many years. He received the Zois Scholarship for gifted students and was a scholarship holder of the Slovene Ministry of Culture. He works as a pedagogue at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet in Ljubljana, where he teaches saxophone and chamber music.


NA web2Nicolas Arsenijevic (FR/SRB) is one of the most talented saxophonists of his generation. He graduated from the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) in Claude Delangle's class in 2016. For several years, he has dedicated himself to contemporary creations, original as well as transcribed compositions, traditional music, and even musical theatre. He has won several prizes in numerous international competitions, such as The Gap European Saxophone Competition (France, 2008), the Nova Gorica International Saxophone Competition (Slovenia, 2011), the Chieri International Competition (Italy, 2011), the Flaine Academy (France, 2012), the Andorra Sax Fest International Competition (2015), and the prestigious Adolphe Sax International Competition (Dinant, Belgium, 2014). He regularly performs in Paris (Musée Jacquemard-André, Salle Cortot, Théâtre du Châtelet) and throughout Europe (The Netherlands, Scotland, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, and Montenegro). Moreover, he teaches a number of masterclasses in the above-mentioned countries as well. He is a member of several chamber ensembles (Quatuor Laloy, the Saxback Ensemble, the Kosmopolitevitch Orkestar and The Oct'opus Ensemble). His work with young composers at the IRCAM (Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music) and CNSMDP (the Paris Conservatoire) has produced original compositions like ‘Four Bodies in Search of an Author’ that was created in Paris in 2014. Nicolas Arsenijevic is a Selmer artist and has been a laureate of the Cziffra Foundation since 2013. 

Payment method:
UJP (Public Payment Office), Postojna Branch 
IBAN: SI56012846030358603 
Reference: SI99
The registration for the competition is valid only after the full registration fee is paid.

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