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Archive - The 14th Ferdo Livadić 2017

Jury members:

Vladimir Kranjčević
Tomislav Fačini
Ivana Kocelj
Branko Mihanović
Srećko Bradić

Rules of the Ferdo Livadić International Competition of Young Musicians
For the most outstanding musical personalitiy

General regulations

The Ferdo Livadić international competition of young musicians is a key component of the Samobor Music Festival program, which consists of 6 concerts of a competitive nature. The competition is intended for young musicians of all music disciplines, aged 28 or younger, turned in the year of the competition.
The goal of the Competition is to select and promote the most outstanding musical personalities among musicians.
The participants perform in front of an audience and judges. The duration of the recital is up to 45 minutes.
Former winners of the Ferdo Livadić International Competition may not enter.

Registration of competitors
Application
① The competition is open to the applicants not older than 28years
② The following materials (all in English) must be submitted by applicants:  
-        Completed application form (download from the official site: http://www.samobor-festival.com/admin/_upload/_files/application_form_ferdo_livadic_contest.pdf , copy files are acceptable)
-        Personal Resume (English or Croatian) on CD or USB stick
-        A photo taken in high resolution on CD or USB stick
-        program the candidate will perform at the competition on CD or USB stick
-        video recording with at least two compositions of varying character lasting up to 15 minutes (DVD format, NOT older than 12 months, recorded in one frame without additional editing, with high sound quality – 44.1kHz, 16bit, AVI or MP4 format). The recording does not need to include the compositions which candidates will apply for the competition. All recordings must be clearly labeled with applicant’s name and repertoire. Recordings created on cell phones, compromised formats and low quality of audio/video recording will not be accepted. In case of an unacceptable recording, the entire application will be dismissed.  
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③ The application materials must be sent to the Samobor Music Festival  by registered package or express delivery. The application deadline is June 29, 2018. The application materials will not be returned.
Adress:
Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor
Samobor Music Festival
P.P. 8
10430 Samobor
Croatia
Email: sgj@samobor.hr


④ Applicant should ensure that the contents of the application form are true and effective. Application that do not contain all the materials listed above will not be accepted.

⑤ Acceptance
Following the admission of all the applications, the judges will select six (6) participants.
A jury will make a selection based on the DVD videos submitted by the applicants. Accepted applicants will be informed via email of the result of the pre-selection by July 20, 2018.
Jury decision will be simultaneously published on the website of the competition http://www.samobor-festival.com/ferdo-livadic/EN

Final round of Ferdo Livadic International Competition will be  on September 2018.
 
Program regulations
Participants will propose program of their own choice, but at least one composition by a Croatian composer is obligatory. If participants need help to find adequate composition by  a Croatian composer, they can submit a question to davor.merkas@mic.hr, info@hds.hr or sgj@pousamobor.hr

The jury evaluates: artistic personality in program selection and performance, choice of the composition of Croatian author, stage performance, communication with the audience, and overall realization of the recital.
The duration of the recital is up to 45 minutes.

Awards

The Ferdo Livadić Award (for the best performer/winner) consist of:
-        2000 € taxes included
-        Concerts on Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Samobor Festival (Croatia), Osor Festival (Croatia) and  St. Marko’s Festival (Croatia)
-        Concert with the Cantus Ensemble
-        New composition composed for the best performer/winner (and chamber orchestra) written by Zoran Juranić will be premiered by the winner and Cantus Ensemble on Samobor Music Festival 2019.

Award of the City of Samobor and Croatian Composers' Society (for the best performance of a composition written by a Croatian composer):
-        1000 € taxes included
-        Concert on next edition of Samobor Music festival 2019.

The Jury
The Jury consists of five (5) distinguished experts from various musical departments and decides on both awards. The Jury will elect a chairman amongst themselves. After the judging is complete, the chairman will write an explanation of the commission's decision. The decisions made by the Jury are final and any objections will not be considered.

Executable regulations
-        The Samobor Music Festival will deal with all administrative affairs regarding the realization of the competition.
-        Competition Secretary shall perform all administrative tasks related to the implementation of the competition.
-        The winners of the competition are obliged to participate, without payment, in the following year's Samobor Music Festival.
-        All participants of the competition and artistic associates agree to participate, without payment, in live or recorded radio or TV broadcasts.


Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor
Samobor Music Festival

The Ferdo Livadić Award (for the best performer/winner)) consist of:
-        2000 € taxes included
-        Concerts on Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Croatia), Samobor Festival (Croatia), Osor Festival (Croatia) and  St. Marko’s Festival (Croatia)
-        Concert with the Cantus Ensemble
-        New composition composed for the best performer/winner (and chamber orchestra) written by Davor Bobić will be premiered by the winner and Cantus Ensemble on Samobor Music Festival 2019.

Award of the City of Samobor and Croatian Composers' Society (for the best performance of a composition written by a Croatian composer):
-        1000 € taxes included
-        Concert on next edition of Samobor Music festival 2019.

Former Award winners:
2004. JAVOR BRAČIĆ (piano) – best concert performance, LIDIJA LJUBIČIĆ (flute) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2005. PETRIT CEKU (guitar) – best concert performance, FILIP FAK (piano) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2006. ZRINKA IVANČIĆ (piano) – best concert performance, MARIJA KUHAR (soprano) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2007. PETRA KUŠAN (cello) – both Awards
2008. DUNJA BONTEK (violin) – best concert performance, JELENA PAVIĆ (piano) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2009. SRĐAN BULAT (guitar) – best concert performance, MARIN MARAS (violin) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2010. KVARTET KLANG (two pianos and percussion) – best concert performance, MARIJAN ĐUZEL (piano) – best performance of piece by a Croatian composer
2011. IVAN ŠVERKO (accordion) – best concert performance, ALEKSANDRA ŠUKLAR (percussion) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2012. TANJA SONC (violin) – best concert performance, KREŠIMIR STARČEVIĆ (piano) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2013. ALJOŠA JURINIĆ (piano) – best concert performance, IVAN MUČIĆ (trombone) – best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2014. LEON KOŠAVIĆ (solo singing) – best concert performance, KARLO IVANČIĆ (piano) –best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2015. FRANJO BILIĆ (harpsichord) – best concert performance, LATICA ANIĆ (cello) –best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2016. ARDEMUS QUARTET (saxophone) - best concert performance, LOVRE MARUŠIĆ (piano) - best performance of a piece by a Croatian composer
2017. IVAN VIHOR KRSNIK ČOHAR (piano) – both Awards

Awards:
- The "Ferdo Livadić" Award in the amount of 15.000 kuna is given for the best concert performance
- The "City of Samobor" Award in the amount of 7.500 kuna is given for the best performance of a piece written by a Croatian composer
Beginning in 2006., winners of the «Ferdo Livadić» Award are ordered compositions for soloists and chamber orchestra. The following pieces have been ordered and premiered up until now:
2006. – VJEKOSLAV NJEŽIĆ: Koha per kange, for guitar and chamber orchestra (Petrit Ceku and the Cantus Ansambl)
2007. – FRANO ĐUROVIĆ: Fantasy for piano and chamber orchestra (Zrinka Ivančić and the Cantus Ansambl)
2008. – Krešimir Seletković: Concert for violoncello, piano and chamber orchestra (Petra Kušan, Danijel Detoni and the Croatian chamber orchestra)
2009. – OLJA JELASKA: Morning at sea, for violin and chamber orchestra (Dunja Bontek and the Cantus Ansambl)
2010. – ŽELJKO BRKANOVIĆ: Concert for guitar and orchestra (Srđan Bulat and the Cantus Ansambl)
2011. - BERISLAV ŠIPUŠ: ...un viaggio verso le luci di Amaraath, la stella del ritorno..., for two pianos and percussion (Kvartet Klang and the Cantus Ansambl)
2012. - MLADEN TARBUK: 4 Estancias, for accordion and chamber ensemble (Ivan Šverko and the Cantus Ansambl)
2013. - ANĐELKO KLOBUČAR: Etude for violin and string quintet (Tanja Sonc and the Cantus Ansambl)
2014. - DUBRAVKO DETONI: The night beetwen wednesday and friday, for piano and ensemble (Aljoša Jurinić and the Cantus Ansambl)
2015. - FRANO PARAČ
2016. - DALIBOR BUKVIĆ: Barock is not Dead (Franjo Bilić and the Cantus Ansambl)
2017. - DAVORIN KEMPF: In modo classico (Ardemus quartet i Cantus Ansambl)