Saturday March 02, 2024

Zagreb World Sax Congress


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Kresimir Kottek and Dominik Grgic

Dominik Grgić was born in 1996. After graduating from the music high school, Dominik started his degree in Saxophone at the Zagreb Academy of Music (University of Zagreb, Croatia) in the class of prof. Dragan Sremec. His most notable competition successes include winning the first prize at the International Woodwind and Brass Competition in Varaždin for two consecutive years (2015, 2016) and the first prize at the 54th Croatian State Competition for music and dance in 2016. In 2017 he participated in the prestigious International Saxophonist Competition Josip Nochta as the best ranked Croatian contestant.Throughout his education, he has been trained by prominent Croatian and world artists: Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, Vincent David, Lars Mlekusch, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Joonatan Rautiola, Mariano Garcia, Christian Wirth, Fumie Ito, Lev Pupis, Vincent le Quang, Gordan Tudor and Nikola Fabijanić. He is currently a fourth-year saxophone student at the Music Academy of Zagreb, in the class of professor Tomislav Žužak.Dominik is the winner of the Oscar of Knowledge Award, organized by the Croatian Ministry of Education, and is actively engaged in music production. Krešimir Kottek (Zagreb, 1991) graduated in Saxophone at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, in the class of Professor Tomislav Žužak. During the first three years of his studies at the Academy in Zagreb, he was a student in the class of Professor Dragan Sremec. As a soloist, he won first prizes at  'Davorin Jenko'Competition (Belgrade 2015), 'Woodwind and Brass' Competition (Varaždin), and the state competition for students in Croatia- HDGPP (2016). He was the semi-finalist at the 'Papandopulo' Croatian Competition for Young Musicians and received the scholarship of the city of Zagreb. Furthermore, he attended masterclasses by many renowned saxophone players like the members of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Papandopulo Quartet, Mobilis Quartet, but also masterclasses taught by Kenneth Tse (at the University of Iowa School of Music in the USA), Arno Bornkamp, Lars Mlekusch, Jean-Yves Formeau, Miha Rogina, and Oto Vrhovnik. He performed as a member of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Croatian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Croatian National Theatre Orchestras in Zagreb and Rijeka, and is currently a member of the Morum Trio. 

Dominik Grgić, saxophone
Krešimir Kottek, saxophone
Kresimir Kottek and Dominik Grgic2



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