1. The 3rd International Saxophone Competition Josip Nochta will be held in Zagreb from June 5th to June 10th 2021 at the Academy of Music University of Zagreb.
  2. The Competition falls into three rounds: 1st Round: 3 works in given order up to 20 minutes; 2nd Round: 3 works in arbitrary order up to 45 minutes; The Final Round: 2 works in given order (one accompanied by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra).
  3.  The Competition is open to the public.
  4. Candidates born on January 1st 1988 and younger can apply.
  5. Deadline for submitting the online application is February 15th 2021. The number of candidates is limited. Candidates who apply earlier obtain preference.
  6. The application form must be filled out online.
  7. Any incorrect information in the Application form will result in disqualification of the candidate.
  8. The Application is valid only if the candidate has made the fee payment by February 22nd 2021 at the link
  9. The registration fee is 130 EUR.
  10. No refund is possible once the payment has been made. In case the Competition needs to be postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19, the Competitions will make refunds reduced by administrative costs (bank fees and agency fees). The Nochta Competition does not keep any of the fee in case a refund is made. For information about entry to Croatia during the pandemic, please check the link.
  11. Only originally printed scores (if published) have to be used for competition.
  12. If the Organizer requests so, the Candidate must send a PDF of the free choice work for the 2nd round to
  13. Changes regarding the program written in the Application form will not be permitted, except in case of necessity for the free choice work in 2nd round.
  14. Official pianists will be available. Each candidate is allowed a 20 minute rehearsal for the 1st round and a 60 minute rehearsal for the 2nd round. Eventual additional rehearsals should be settled directly between the pianist and the candidate. The candidate may bring his own pianist at his expense.
  15. Daily practice according to free place and time, as well as an acoustic check at the competition hall, will be provided for all candidates.
  16. The Finalists will have one rehearsal with the orchestra.
  17. The Organizer reserves all rights for any kind of audio-video broadcast during all rounds of the Competition without any compensation to the candidates. By applying to the Competition, the candidate agrees to have his personal information (name, last name, date and place of birth, musical training, etc.) published on the official website, the Facebook page, the program booklets and other promotional material of the Competition.
  18. The Jury reserves the right to stop any candidate whose program exceeds the agreed duration without consequences for candidate’s placement.
  19. Performances will be held in alphabetic order starting with the letter G (g). The performance order in 2nd round might be changed by Organizer (depending on the program and the schedule of pianists).
  20. All candidates have to contact the Competition office on June 4th, no later than 7 P.M. (if not agreed otherwise by a special permit of the Organizer).
  21. The candidates bear the charges for their travel, lodging and food.
  22. Up to 10 candidates chosen by the Jury will enter 2nd round and 4 will proceed to the Final round.
  23. All candidates will be presented with Certificates of Participation and the Finalists will be presented with a Diploma.
  24. Possible complaints against Jury decisions will not be taken into consideration.
  25. By submitting the on-line application the candidates indicate that they accept all conditions and decisions of the Competition.
  26. In case of any ambiguities caused by the translation, the Croatian text of the Competition rules is considered authoritative.