16th Ferdo Livadić Competition 2019 – open for entries

16th International Competition for Young Musicians Ferdo Livadić is now open for entries. The competition is open for all performing musicians who will on 31st December 2019 be 28 years of age or younger. Application deadline is June 29 2019. The competition will be held during the 44th Samobor Music Festival, Septemper 2019.

Program regulations

Participants will propose program of their own choice, but at least one composition by a Croatian composer is obligatory.

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.


The Ferdo Livadić Award (for the best performer/winner)) consist of:

2000 €

Concerts on Samobor Festival (Croatia), Dubrovnik Summer 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 Silvio Foretić will be premiered by the winner and Cantus Ensemble on Samobor Music Festival 2020.

Award of the City of Samobor and Croatian Composers' Society (for the best performance of a composition written by a Croatian composer):

1000 €

Concert on next edition of Samobor Music festival 2020.

Supported by Ministry of culture, Zagrebacka zupanija, City of Samobor and Croatian composer's Society.