Candidates chosen for the 19th International Competition of Young Music Artists Ferdo Livadić

Chosen candidates:

Josipa Bilić

Sven Brajković

Luka Galuf

Matej Mijalić

Leonarda Okmažić

Emilia Rukavina


The concerts of the chosen candidates will be held on the 26th and 28th of September.


Our jury

Tomislav Fačini

Tomislav Facini

Branko Mihanović


Srećko Bradić

Zagreb, 06.11.2015 - Portret Srecka Bradica u njegovom domu

Zdravko Šljivac

Zdravko Šljivac

Ivana Kocelj

Ivana Kocelj
Competition rules

Entry deadline: June 26th, 2022

01 General regulations

The Ferdo Livadić international competition of young musicians is a key component of the Samoborska glazbena jesen programme, 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 participants perform in front of an audience and judges in an all-evening concert performance.

02 Registration of competitors

The application consists of: full name and surname of the candidate, postal address, e-mail address, and phone number. The application MUST include biography, programme which candidate will perform at the competition and a video recording with at least two compositions of varying character up to 15 minutes in duration (video 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
P.P. 8
10430 Samobor, Croatia

or via mail

Following the admission of all the applications, the judges will select six (6) participants. All candidates will be notified of the results within 15 days of the application closing date.

03 Programme regulations

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.

All participants of the competition and artistic associates agree to participate, without payment, in live or recorded radio or TV broadcasts.

04 Awards

The “Ferdo Livadić” Award for the best concert performance:

– 15.000 kn (2000 EUR gross) is given

– Premiere of new composition written by Sara Glojnarić on Samobor Music Festival 2023

– Concerts on: Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Osor Music Festival, St Marko’s Festival

The “City of Samobor” Award for the best performance of a piece written by a Croatian composer:

– 7.500 kn ( 1000 EUR gross)

– concert on Samobor Music Festival 2022

05 The Jury

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.