Regulations for The Big Sax competition
named after the famous Latvian saxophone player
Raimonds Raubisko

  1. Staicele Town Council (chairman Janis Bakmanis, event organiser Ârija Bakmane) has decided to introduce a new tradition besides the traditional saxophone competition “Brilliant Note”. Every second year a saxophone competition “The Big Sax” will be organised in the memory of the famous Latvian saxophone player Raimonds Raubisko. First place winners in any international or national saxophone competition can participate in academic music category and laureates of any international or national competition or festival can participate in jazz music category. This year the competition “The Big Sax” will be held from July 31 till August 3 in Staicele, House of Culture, the gala concert will take place on the open-air stage in Staicele, August 4.
     
  2. R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax” will be held in 2 rounds, participants competing in 2 groups:
  3. group I – academic music

    group II – jazz music

    There are no restrictions concerning the age or the number of participants in both groups.

  4. The board of the competition has chosen the judges of the competition “The Big Sax”. The jury will consist of 9 internationally recognised academic and jazz saxophone music players and experts:
  1. Margarita Chapochnikova (Russia)
  2. Artis Sîmanis (Latvia)
  3. Alvils Altmanis (Latvia)
  4. Nic Gotham (Canada)
  5. Billy Harper (USA)
  6. Christophe Bois (France)
  7. Richard Corpolongo (USA)
  8. Remigius Vilys (Lithuania)
  9. Petras Vinauskas (Lithuania)
  10. Lembit Saarsalu (Estonia)

Judges can interrupt any presentation if the time limit has been exceeded.

  1. Those who desire to participate in academic music category in R. Raubisko “The Big Sax” competition, are required to send in the application form, CV (curriculum vitae) and a copy of a document stating that they are the 1st place winners of any international or national saxophone competition. Deadline – March 28, 2001 (stamp date).
  2. Address: R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax”

    Lielâ 7
    Staicele, Limbaţu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    Fax: + 371 40 35321
    Phone: + 371 40 35481

    Participants in academic saxophone music group will compete for the big prize – alto saxophone SX-90 from the German company Julius Keilwerth.

  3. Those who desire to participate in jazz music category in R. Raubisko “The Big Sax” competition are required to send in the application form, CV (curriculum vitae) and a copy of a document stating that they are laureates of any international or national competition or festival. Deadline – March 28, 2001 (stamp date).

Address:
R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax”
Lielâ 7
Staicele, Limbaţu raj.
LV 4043
LATVIA

Fax: + 371 40 35321
Phone: + 371 40 35481

Participants in jazz saxophone music group will compete for the big prize –tenor saxophone SX-90 from the German company Julius Keilwerth.

  1. Participation fee for R. Raubisko competition “The Big Sax” is $ 200 (two hundred dollars). The fee must be paid by June 30, 2001 (stamp date).
  2. Address:
    Open society foundation
    Latvian Stork’s Fund
    Lielâ 7,
    Staicele, Limbaţu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    Bank name: UNIBANK Latvia, branch Rîdzene
    Bank SWIFT code: UNLALV2X002
    Bank account number: 02 – 020469534
    Bank address: Vaďňu 11, Riga, LV 1925, LATVIA

    Participants will be provided with room and board during the competition days. Participants who need an accompanist should send in the sheet music of their chosen programme in due time.

    Address:
    R. Raubisko competition The Big Sax
    Lielâ 7
    Staicele, Limbaţu raj.
    LV 4043
    LATVIA

    The organisers of the competition will send out sheet music of compulsory compositions for both groups on April 9, 2001 from Staicele (stamp date).

    The organisers of the competition will provide participants in jazz music category with a rhythm section (piano, bass and drums).

  3. Participants in both categories have to participate in saxophone choir rehearsals, dress rehearsal and the gala concert on the open-air stage in Staicele, August 4, 2001, held by the organisers of R. Raubisko “The Big Sax” competition.