9th International Meeting of Saxophonists

Summer school

Date: 27th June to 2nd July 2005
Location: city of Nova Gorica

Music teachers:
Matjaž Drevenšek (Slovenia)
Peter Epstein (USA)
Fabrizio Mancuso (France)
Saša Nestorović (Croatia)
Miha Rogina (Slovenia)
Zoltan Peter (Slovenia)

Work programme and general information:

  • five individual lessons
  • work in chamber groups
  • preparation and study of pieces intended for the final concert
  • rehearsals with piano accompanist
  • occasional performances by participants
  • attendance at concerts of the 9th International Meeting of Saxophonists

    Each participant has 5 individual lessons at his/her disposal, and the possibility of playing in various chamber groups. At individual lessons, choice can bi made between classical music, jazz or a combination of both (to be stated in the registration form accordingly). The timetable will be set in accordance with the number of participants, and will be announced immediately before the commencement of the summer school.

    All lessons will take place at the NOVA GORICA MUSIC SCHOOL, Cankarjeva 8. Participants will have practice rooms at their disposal.

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    TUITION FEE: 250 €

    The number of participants is limited. The list will follow the order of incoming registrations. The closing date is Friday, June 10, 2005 (date as postmark).
    In case of subsequent cancellation the organizer retains 20 % of the tuition fee as reimbursement for administration costs.

    Way of payment:
    Bank: Raiffeisen Krekova banka d.d., Maribor
    Account number: 276200-5182638

    Registration form for the summer school (PDF)

    Please send the registration form to:
    Kulturni dom Nova Gorica
    Bevkov trg 4
    SI-5000 Nova Gorica

    Or by fax:
    + 386 (0)5 335 40 20


    The organizers are not liable for any possible accidents, losses, thefts and suchlike during the participant’s stay in Nova Gorica. The official languages are Slovene and English.

    Working Languages:
    Slovene and English are the official languages of the Summer School.

    Participants are expected to provide food and lodging for themselves. We recommend:

    • YOUTH HOSTEL / DIJAŠKI DOM NOVA GORICA, Streliška pot 7, 5000 Nova Gorica (T +386 5 335 48 00):
      • bed and breakfast (1/3): 16 € (or the equivalent amount in tolars)
      • half board (bed, breakfast and evening meal): 20 €
      • full board (bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal): 23 €

    More about music teachers

    Matjaž Drevenšek, artistic director of the Festival
    Matjaž Drevenšek is professor of saxophone at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. Apart from regular teaching he has led seminars for saxophone teachers as well as international summer schools in Stari Grad, Hvar, Podsreda, Krško, and Nova Gorica where he has, for the second year successively, been artistic director of the International Meeting of Saxophonists. He has been member of juries at international and domestic competitions of young musicians (TEMSIG, Krško, Nova Gorica, Limoges, Bayreuth). As soloist he has collaborated with eminent musicians and educationalists, and has won numerous awards and prizes; he is also an active member of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet. He is president of the Slovenian Jeunesses Musicales, and of the Saxophonia Musical Society which is organizing the 14th World Saxophone Congress.

    Peter Epstein
    Peter Epstein is one of the founders of the School for Improvisational Music (SIM) in New York where he is active also as a teacher. For more than a decade he has been performing as a soloist, or together with other excellent musicians in various ensembles. He has recorded more than 20 compact discs. At present he is head of the Jazz Department of Nevada University, Reno, USA. Apart from regular teaching, he does so also at various music seminars and international schools at home and abroad. In Nova Gorica, Peter Epstein will be at the disposal of jazz- and improvisation-lovers again: those more advanced, as well as those wanting to experience jazz for the first time.

    Fabrizio Mancuso
    Fabrizio Mancuso began learning music in his native Santa Lucia Del Mena in Sicily, and carried on his saxophone studies at the Corelli Conservatory in Messina and the Lyon Conservatoire in France. After graduating with distinction and taking a diploma of a professional musician in Lyon, he became the first Italian saxophonist at the High National Music Conservatoire in Paris. He teaches at the European Summer Academy in Gap, is an assistant at the State Music School in Annecy, and lecturer at the municipal music schools in Seynod and Genas. As soloist he has won many awards and prizes, and is an active member of the Habanera Quartet.

    Saša Nestorović
    Saša Nestorović graduated from the Academy of Music in his native city of Zagreb. He won a number of awards, even during his studies, namely: the “Darko Lukić”, “Milka Trnina”, and “Judita” awards, to name but a few. He has been a member of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet since 1989, and has performed with it both in Europe and the USA. After his first appearance with the famous ensemble of contemporary music Acezantez in 1999, he has remained its member ever since. As jazz musician he received the 1997, 1998 and 1999 recognition for best tenor and soprano saxophone conferred by the Croatian Musical Association. He represented Croatia in Montreal in 1999 when he played with the Big Band of the European Broadcasting Union. He is also a member of several Croatian jazz line-ups (Big Band of the Croatian national television HRT, Zagreb Jazz Portrait, Cool Date...).

    Miha Rogina
    Miha Rogina began learning music at the Ptuj Music school with Anton Horvat, and continued his studies with Peter Kruder at the Maribor Intermediate Music School, and with Professor Matjaž Drevenšek at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He perfected his technique at the Cergy-Pontoise National Conservatoire in Paris in the class of Jean-Yves Fourmeau, and at the CNR in Versailles with Professor Vincent David. For the time being he is studying with Professor Claude Delangle and Professor Philipp Braquart at the High National Music Conservatoire in Paris. As soloist he has performed with the Vienna Symphony Orvhestra, the Hof Symphony Orchestra, the Slovenian and Maribor Philharmonics, and the Chamber Orchestra of the Ljubljana Academy of Music. He has won many prizes at domestic and international competitions; for his musical achievements he was also given a Prešeren Student Prize.

    Zoltan Peter, piano accompanist
    Zoltan Peter finished the Intermediate Music School in Subotica (Serbia-Montenegro) with Prof. Marija Sekelj, and pursued his academic studies in the class of Prof. Arbo Valdma at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad. He finished piano studies at the Academy of Music in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. In Slovenia, he performed as a soloist with the Slovenian Philharmonics and in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Maribor Philharmonics at the “Lent 94” summer festival. He has played at a number of high-profile events and festivals such as Slovenian Music Days, European Musical Nights and World Music Days, Ljubljana 2003. Zoltan Peter is active in Slovenia and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician and a piano accompanist for all generations of musicians.

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