Sábado Julio 20, 2024

Zagreb World Sax Congress


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Gordan Tudor2

Gordan Tudor is one of his generation's leading musicians, active as a soloist, composer and educator. Tudor performed all over Europe and North America in various chamber ensembles as well as a soloist with many orchestras. He is the artistic director of the New Music Days Festival in Split which annually hosts eminent musicians from all over the world. Gordan Tudor is a multiple award winner on national and international competitions (PBZ Zagreb Philharmonic Award, Rector's Award, Judita Award, Marenostrum - Berlin, Lions Club Grand Prix, Rudolf and Margita Matz Fond Award) and five times winner of Porin award. As a performer, he premiered more then thirty compositions of Croatian and foreign authors, and as a composer experimented with various genres and combinations of instruments. Besides leading international saxophone class at the Arts Academy in Split, he is a part-time saxophone teacher at the Music High School Josip Hatze in Split and a guest professor of Saxophone at the Art Academy in Novi Sad (AUNS). He is often asked to give masterclasses and is a frequent member of juries on international saxophone competitions. Gordan is a member of the highly acclaimed Papandopulo Quartet and the Trio GIG. Tudor studied with eminent professors, including Dragan Sremec, Arno Bornkamp, Claude Delangle and Eugene Rousseau. In 2015 he published his first album with new Croatian music for Saxophone, released by CANTUS and won 3 Porin Awards including one for Best Interpretation in Classical Music. He spent summer of 2011 in residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival – Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA).