Rules of the Ferdo Livadić International Competition of Young Musicians
The Ferdo Livadić international competition of young musicians is a key component of the Samobor Autumn Music Festival programme, which consists of 9 concerts of a competitive nature. The competition is intended for young musicians of all music disciplines, aged 26 or younger, turned in the year of the competition.
The participants perform in front of an audience and judges in an all-evening concert performance.
Former winners of the Ferdo Livadić competition may not enter.
Registration of competitors
The organizers will announce the Ferdo Livadić competition in daily newspapers and on the notice boards of music academies and schools in Croatia and abroad, as well as on the web pages of the Samobor Autumn Music Festival. This announcement will include the conditions and closing date for application.
The application consists of: full name and surname of the candidate, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number. The application MUST include a biography, the programme the candidate will perform at the competition and a video recording with at least two compositions of varying character up to 15 minutes in duration (DVD not older than 12 months, recorded in one frame without additional editing, with high quality of sound – 44.1 kHz, 16 bit). Compromised formats and generally poor audio and video recordings will not be accepted. In the case of an inadequate recording, the application will not be accepted.
The recording does not need to include the compositions which candidates will apply for the competition. The organizer will not return the recordings.
All applications are to be sent to:
Pučko otvoreno učilište Samobor
Following the admission of all the applications, the judges will select nine (9) participants. All candidates will be notified of the results within 20 days of the application closing date.
Participants will propose programmes of their own choice, but at least one composition by a Croatian composer is obligatory. The jury evaluates: artistic personality in programme 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.
The Ferdo Livadić Award, in the amount of 15.000 kunas, will be presented to the best performer, and the City of Samobor Award, in the amount of 10.000 kunas, will be awarded for the best performance of a composition written by a Croatian composer. The jury decides on both awards.
The Jury consists of five (5) members.
The jury consists of distinguished experts from various musical departments.
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 secretary of the competition will deal with all administrative affairs regarding the realization of the competition.
The administrative council of the People's Open University of Samobor must validate all decisions regarding:
the election of the secretary of the competitionthe election of competitorsthe composition of the Jury
The decisions made by the administrative council of People's Open University of Samobor are final and any objections will not be considered.
The winners of the competition are obliged to participate, without payment, in the following year's Samobor Autumn Music Festival.
All participants of the competition and artistic associates agree to participate, without payment, in live or recorded radio or TV broadcasts.
Chairman of the Administrative Council of POU Samobor
Ivanka Prohić, prof.
Members of the Jury
Vladimir Kranjčević, conducter
Krešimir Seletković, composer
Branimir Pofuk, music publicist
Zlatko Madžar, music publicist
Ivana Kocelj, musicologist
From April 30th (30.4.) until May 31st, 2012 (31.5.2012.)
Results will be published June 20th, 2012 (20.6.2012.)
The application consists of: Name and surname, e-mail address, phone number.
The application MUST include a resume (CV), the program which the contestant will perform at the competition and a 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). 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 denied.