New note - International composer's competition

Members of the Jury: Nikša Gligo, Dragan Sremec and Srećko Bradić evaluated submitted scores and decided following:

Winner of 10th International composer’s competition NEW NOTE is FREJ WEDLUND (Sweden): „Crumblings“ – for saxophone quartet.

Winning composition will be performed by Zagreb saxophone quartet on October 1st, 2021 at Samobor Music Festival.
Congratulations Mr Frej Wedlund!


Our jury

Dragan Sremec


Nikša Gligo

Nikša Gligo

Srećko Bradić

Zagreb, 06.11.2015 - Portret Srecka Bradica u njegovom domu
Competition rules

Deadline for entries: August 20th 2021

01 Competition Regulations

  1. The competition is open to composers of all ages and nationalities
  2. More than one score per composer is permitted
  3. All submitted works must have been composed after December 31st 2014 and not awarded a prize in any other competition
  4. It is possible to submit works previously performed, but not already published or professionally recorded for commercial use

02 Genre

  1. Composition for Zagreb Saxophone Quartet (
  2. Use of tape or live electronics is not permitted
  3. Orchestration: soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
  4. Duration: Up to 15 minutes

03 Prize

The First Prize – 2500€ (brutto-including taxes) and the concert performance by Zagreb Saxophone Quartet on Samobor Music Festival, October 1, 2021

04 Jury

DRAGAN SREMEC (Zagreb Saxophone Quartet)

NIKŠA GLIGO, musicologist

SREĆKO BRADIĆ, composer and Artistic Director of Samobor Music Festival

The decisions of the Jury are final. If the quality of admitted works does not meet the necessary level, the Jury reserves the right not to award one or more of the prizes.

05 Prize winner's concert

  1. The winning composition will be performed on October 1, 2021 by Zagreb Saxophone Quartet organized during Samobor Music Festival.
  2. The composer of the winning work must provide all the performance materials (parts) at his/her own expense and send them to the Samobor Music Festival by of August 30th 2021.
  3. The winner of the Award will be announced after August 27th 2021.
  4. Entrants agree that, if the submitted work wins the award, all future performances of the work will be accompanied by the following statement in the printed program: “Winner of the New Note International Composers Competition, Croatia 2021”. The same applies for all future published editions and/or recordings of the work.
  5. A copy of the finalist scores will be filed in the Samobor Music Festival records.

06 Entries

Entries by email only!!!

The following items are required:

  • The subject line should be “Submission – NEW NOTE – your name

Attach all files below to your email:

  • Score (PDF format) – with title “duration” and “nom de plume”, but your name must NOT appear on the score!
  • Audio realization (only MP3-higly recomended)
  • CV: “nom de plume”, full name, address, date and place of birth, e-mail address, phone number
  • biography suitable for a concert program, photo, a brief text about composition

If you receive email bounce backs due to large file sizes, you may break items into separate emails. Suggested size is up to 10 MB.

Send your email submission to the following mail:

Deadline for the Application form & all materials is 24:00 PM on August 20th 2021.

07 Entry fee

The Entry fee for participants is 20 € for each score (bank charges covered by the sender)




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How to pay: Name + new note entrance

Amount: 20 EUR