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                X SOLO COMPETITION 2024
                 CHECK IN:           MARCH 29
                 ROUND 1:             MARCH 30, 31, APRIL 1
                 ROUND 2:            APRIL 3
                 FINAL ROUND:   APRIL 5
WINNERS
SOLO SAXOPHONE COMPETITION
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MARC FELIS CANDELA
2023

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VALENTIN KOVALEV
2019

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JUAN PEDRO LUNA
2016

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GIORDI DZHISHKARIANI
2022

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CARLOS ZARAGOZA
2018

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MAKOTO HONDO
2015

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MIKHAIL KAZAKOV
2021

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FRANCISCO RUSILLO
2017

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ANTONIO GARCIA JORGE
2014

X SOLO SAXOPHONE 2024
RULES SOLO SAX
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2024 RULES PDF
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Download: R. Schumann Märchenbilder Op. 113 - Sonata Bernstein II mov - ALTO SAX

VIDEO SELECTION PROCESS

The candidate must submit the following video:

24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op.1 Caprice Nº3, Niccolò Paganini. Transcription and free instrumentation. Suggestions: Editions: D. Vadrot (Lemoine) i R. HekKema (Raaf Publications)
This video file must be sent by WeTransfer to contact@andorrasaxfest.com by 15 November 2023.

File name: SURNAME_FIRST_NAME_PAGANINI

Resolution: minimum 640 x 480 pixels. Format: only mp4 will be accepted.

The video file must not exceed 2Gb.

In the video, the candidate must be fully visible at all times on the screen and the camera angle must be fixed.

The video must be filmed in a single take. A montage of the video will not be accepted.

All videos are viewed confidentially by the competition’s organising team to ensure that no editing has been used.

It is the responsibility of the competition’s organising team to decide whether a video is inadmissible due to insufficient technical quality and/or non-compliance with the rules defined above.

 In the case of inadmission, the contest’s organising team reserves the right to ask the candidate to provide a new video.

Until the end of the competition, the candidate is strictly forbidden to publish these videos on any media platform, including social media networks, under penalty of exclusion.

The video remains the property of the Andorran Saxophonists' Association until the end of the competition.

FIRST ROUND

Märchenbilder, Schumann (1r mov)
Original Key, without previous piano rehearsal, the organisation can provide an adaptation of the score.
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Sonate, Jeanine Rueff, (3r mov)
Alto Saxophone Solo.

SECOND ROUND

Sonata for Clarinet & Piano, Leonard Bernstein (2nd mov)
Boosey & Hawkes Publishers. The organisation can provide an adaptation of the score.
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2nd free work
Solo piece chosen by the contestant. It must be original for any member of the saxophone family. It must be published and transcriptions won´t be accepted unless is made by the composer and it´s published as well. The contestant will bring copies of the piece for the jury. It is recommended that the piece is shorter than 12 minutes. The piece could be longer than 12 minutes but the jury could stop the interpretation in the competition once it passes the 12 minutes mark.

FINAL ROUND

Alexander Glazunov, Concerto Op 109, From 9 bars after nª21 to nª22 the contestants will play a Cadenza different from the original one. It can be an edited Cadenza (like Lauba's) or a Cadenza composed for the occasion by the contestant or by someone else. Its maximum duration must not exceed 5 minutes. A special prize will be awarded to the best original Cadencia of the final, including a publication of this Cadencia.

Original solo work commissioned by the Andorra Sax Fest to Jean-Charles Richard.

SHEET MUSIC AVAILABLE FROM OUR PARTNER VANDOREN:

https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/

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First prize:
SELMER PARIS Alto Saxophone Supreme, offered by SELMER PARIS.
€7,000
Expenses paid for one week and a Performance accompanied by piano in ANDORRA SAX FEST’25.
A Performance accompanied by organ during the INTERNATIONAL ORGAN FESTIVAL OF ANDORRA 2024 (Andorra).
Participation as a member of the Jury of the VIII Andorra International Contest for Young Saxophonists 2025 during ANDORRA SAX FEST’25.

Second prize
€5,000
A Performance accompanied by string quartet in the "Cicle de Concerts Colors de Música d'Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra)", July / August 2024

Third prize
€4,000

Fourth prize
€1,500

Fifth prize
€1,500

Sixth prize
€1,500


SECOND ROUND: 200€ for each participant who does not pass to the FINAL ROUND.

PRIZES SOLO SAX
X SOLO SAXOPHONE 2024
ACCOMPANISTS

Takahiro Mita

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Takahiro started his piano studies at age 5. He studied piano at the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts with Mutsuko Kobayashi, where he obtained the highest score as a soloist. He received advice from many great pianists such as Vlado Perlemuter, Badura Skoda, Jorge Pludermacher, Jacque Rouvier, Vladimir Tropp and Aquiles Delle Vigne and furthered his piano studies at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles with Jean- Claude Venden Eynden and Burkard Spinley.
There, he received the First Prize in Chamber Music and obtained the Higher Diploma in piano with Distinction. He has been participated in several national and international competitions, obtaining the First Prize from Japan’s Union of Education, First Prize at the Concurs Ciutat d’Osca, Second Prize at the Concurs Maria Canals (Barcelona), Third Prize and the Award to the Best Spanish Music Interpretation at the Concurs Ciutat de Carlet, Honor Award at TIM and Second Prize at the Concurs Ciutat de El Ferrol, where he also received the Audience Award and the Award to the Best Spanish Music Interpretation. Furthermore, he has been selected to take part in other prestigious competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition and the Sydney International Piano Competition.
In 2007 and 2008, he was invited to be a repertoire teacher at the Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander.
He has performed in orchestras and has given many solo and chamber music recitals in Japan, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.
He currently resides in Aragon, combining his concert life with his pedagogical activities as a professor at the Conservatori Superior d’Aragó.

Aniana Jaime

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She began her musical studies at the Municipal School of Sariñena (Osca, Spain), and with a DPH scholarship, she continued them in Madrid with Rosa Mª Kucharski and at the Conservatories A. Soria, J. Turina and Superior of Madrid with Carmen Rubio, Anselmo de la Campa and Emilio Molina. She also followed PhD classes at the University of Saragossa and a Master of Interpretation at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (Netherlands) led by Aquilles delle Vigne.
She obtained the Pianistic Studies Scholarship D. Pedro Masaveu i Masaveu three times, as well as the Spanish Music Prize of the Guerrero Foundation in 2000, a scholarship Ibercaja for her studies and in 2010 she was awarded at the chamber music competition Mirabent i Magrans.
The Theatre Twee Hondjees Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands, the Cervantes Institute in Vienna and the Salzburg Mozarteum University are some of the centers that hosted her recitals.
With her extended experience in chamber music interpretation, she joined the Duo Ànima in 2010 with the saxophonist Mariano García, playing a repertoire ranging from transcripts to music of the XXth century. She has collaborated with the Orchestra Martín i Soler and the Wind Symphony Orchestra of the Rotterdam Conservatory and her involvement with the Chamber Orchestra of the Zaragoza auditorium "Grup Enigma" has to be highlighted.
She worked as a teacher at the Superior Conservatory and Integrated Center P. A. Soler of Sant Lorenzo del Escorial, at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Zaragoza and she is currently an accompanist for the viola and cello teachers at the Superior Conservatory of Aragon.

Miriam started studying music when she was 6 years old with Daniel Areny. She has also been a student of Dolors Bellera and Josep Maria Escribano.
She obtained the Superior Piano Degree from the Municipal Conservatory of Barcelona in 1992 under the tutelage of maestro Miquel Farré. She then went on to receive a postgraduate scholarship from the Fundació Crèdit Andorrà that allowed her to study at the Trinity College of London with the pianist Kaoru Bingham, where she obtained two postgraduate degrees in piano performance. She has performed as a soloist, accompanying pianist and in chamber music orchestras.
She has participated in the Narciso Yepes Festival several times and in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition, as well as performing in Madrid, Ljublyana, Strasbourg and Paris.

She was head of studies at the Institute of Music of the Comú of Andorra la Vella for 5 years, is also a certified Early Childhood teacher by IGEME (Instituto Gordon de Educación Musical España), and is currently a teacher of musical awareness, a piano teacher and pianist accompanying the Institut de Música del Comú d'Andorra la Vella and is doing the level 2 in Music Childhood Theory by Edwin Gordon for children from 3 to 6 years old.

ACCOMPANISTS SOLO SAX
ACCOMPANISTS YOUTH
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Míriam Manubens

VII YOUTH SAX SOLO 2024
ACCOMPANISTS
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PARTICIPANTS 2024

Aika Uozumi
Akari Naito
Anastasiia Koniaeva
Anastasiia Pliskina
Artemii Bogachev
Ayari Kasukawa
Bailuo Xiong
Boris Kariakin
Bruno Camargo
Carlos Álvarez Guirado
Chan Wai Chon
Chen Hung-Yu
Chi Pok Lee
Chi-Chun Chen
Chloé Chasson
Christopher Jones
Corentin Bogunovic
Csanád Palkó
Dahyeon Han
Danel Zubeldia
Daniel Martínez López
Danilo Couto
Daniyar Iskhakov
David Patyra
Diego Vergari
Diogo Dias
Diogo Garcia Mendes
Dmitry Pinchuk
Donghwan Kim
Dora Mlinarić
Ella Roversi
Esther Pamelard
Fansheng Qin
Filip Dujmović
Filipe Fernandes
Francheska Narinskaia
Francisco Fernández
Fukano Mizuki
Giuseppe Isacco Buccoliero
Giuseppe Olivieri
Gunhee Cho
Haruka Taguchi
Haruna Arai
Hiromu Ito
Honglin Liu
Hsin-Ying Chen
Iván García Bejarano
Ivan Perdomo Roget
Jaeram Lyew
Jasper Nathan
Javier Janeiro Sanchez
Javier Jesús Pérez González
Jiaer Zhou
Jiajun Hou
Jiajun Xie
Jiaming Xu
Jinhao Wang
João Luís
Jocelyn Erard
Joe Baran
Johan Hernoult
Jose Manuel Ribera González
Juan Antonio Mollá Albero
Juan Carlos Collado Castillo
Juan José Rodríguez García
Julio Lopez cabello
Juntao Wang
Kacper Puczko
Kana Nagasawa
Keisuke Akiyama
Koji Yamamoto
Kristóf János Havasi

Laura Vergara Agudo
Lars Van Keymeulen
Lazar Djordjevic
Liyang Gong
Liu Yan
Louis Mariaule
Lucien Coquelet
Luis González Garrido
Martin Ficsura
Michał Nowak
Miho Ebihara
Mikiya Hojo
Minjun Kim
Nabil Sarrate Nejjari
Neja Anderle
Nuodi Zhang
Oliver Lee
Pablo Castaño Refojo
Patrīcija Bloma
Pietro Angelillo
Pol Del Moral Vargas
Quanyu Wei
Raoul Sail-Lefebvre
Raquel Castro
Rei Murakami
Rodrigo Cuesta
Ruben Nauge
Rui Guan
Runpo Kang
RuoCheng Wang
Ryoko Yamamoto
Sae Obana
Salvatore Alessandro Miceli
Shichuan Zhu
Shuofan Zhang
Shusuke Komatsu
Si Chenkai
Takahiro Fukuzumi
Toko Kaneta
Tzu-Hsuan Tzeng
Valentina López
Vladimir Petskus
Wataru Yazawa
Weijie Zhang
Weize Yang
WenCheng Jin
Wenze Jia
Wong Chun Kei
Xu Shukai
Xurxo Morales Varela
Xuyang Wei
Yeachan Yun
Yejun Qin
Yilang Cui
Yiming Yang
Yinan Hu
Yongpeng Shen
Youngseok Yun
Yuanchi Yu
Yucheng Xu
Yugo Kasahara
Yujeong Seo
Yuri Hamada
Yurii Ott
Yusuke Suzuki
Yutong Zhang
Yuyi He
Zachary Costello
Zhantong Chen
Zhen Zhang
Zhou Xingjie
Zihao Wang

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CATEGORY A:

Berceuse, Gilles MARTIN (Ed. Alphonse LEDUC)

Sheet music available from our partner Vandoren: https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/

 

CATEGORY B:

Petit voyage en Sicile, Marie-Claire HOUBION (Ed. Delage Music)

Sheet music available from our partner Vandoren: https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/

CATEGORY C:

Sonatine Sportive, Alexandre THEREPNINE (Ed. Alphonse Leduc)

Sheet music available from our partner Vandoren: https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/

 

CATEGORY D:

Tableaux de Provence - Paule MAURICE, (mov 2 & 5) (Ed. Henry Lemoine)

Ballade no II, David SALLERAS (Ed. Billaudot)

Sheet music available from our partner Vandoren: https://www.partitionsvandoren.fr/en/

 

Only legally obtained sheet music must be used in the competition.

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PRIZES YOUTH

CATEGORY A

FIRST PRIZE

€60 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER.

€50 in SAXTIENDA.COM shopping vouchers provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.

 

SECOND PRIZE

€50 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER.

 

THIRD PRIZE

€40 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

 

CATEGORY B

 

FIRST PRIZE

€80 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

€50 in SAXTIENDA.COM shopping vouchers provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.

 

SECOND PRIZE

€70 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

 

THIRD PRIZE

€60 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

 

CATEGORY C

 

FIRST PRIZE

€200 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

€100 in SAXTIENDA.COM shopping vouchers provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.

SECOND PRIZE

€160 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

THIRD PRIZE

€125 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

 

CATEGORY D

 

FIRST PRIZE

€2000 in shopping vouchers offered by SAX&CLARINET-ON.

€250 in SAXTIENDA.COM shopping vouchers provided by ADOLPHESAX.COM & SAXTIENDA.COM.

1 year subscription to ADLIBITUMCLASS.COM

A Performance accompanied by piano in ANDORRA SAX FEST’25.

SECOND PRIZE

€300 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

1 year subscription to ADLIBITUMCLASS.COM

THIRD PRIZE

€200 in SELMER & VANDOREN shopping vouchers provided by EUROMUSICA & MAFER

1 year subscription to ADLIBITUMCLASS.COM

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