The Big Sax competition
named after the famous Latvian saxophone player Raimonds Raubisko
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Staicele Town Council introduces a new tradition - every second year a saxophone competition “The Big Sax” will be organised in the memory of the famous Latvian saxophone player Raimonds Raubisko. This year the competition will be held from July 31 till August 3 in Staicele, Latvia.

The main goals and objectives of the competition are:

  • To introduce the audience with the best Latvian and foreign saxophone players in academic and jazz music category;
  • To include compositions of Latvian composers in academic music category of the competition, thus promoting and popularising the music of Latvian composers in the world;
  • To give the opportunity for people in Latvia to listen to some of the leading saxophone players of the world;
  • To bring together both categories of saxophone music – academic and jazz;
  • To promote the mastery of the participants of the “Brilliant Note” competition;
  • To popularise the name of the famous Latvian saxophone player R. Raubisko in the world;
  • To organise R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax” every second year within the framework of the “Brilliant Note” competition;
  • The next R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax” will be held in the end of July 2003 in Staicele.