Wishing to promote a high level of education in orchestral and chamber music performance, the organizers of the XVIII World Saxophone Congress have decided to launch a project establishing an International Youth Saxophone Orchestra intended for study and performances from July 9 to July 14, 2018. The IYSO welcomes high-school students or young university students from 14 to 19 years of age. (Students under 14 may take part only if accompanied by a parent or authorized guardian). The project is being coordinated by members of the Papandopulo Quartet, Nikola Fabijanić, Gordan Tudor, Goran Jurković and Tomislav Žužak. The Orchestra will be conducted by the Spanish saxophonist and conductor Juan Pedro Luna Agudo. The programme includes pieces of music for a large saxophone orchestra, as well as compositions for smaller ensembles, to be performed in concert during the WSC in Zagreb and in Grožnjan, at the International Cultural Center of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia. The young saxophonists will have full board in the student dorm in the vicinity of Academy of Music. They will be supervised by the dorm’s professional pedagogic staff within the premises and the Organizer’s staff during rehearsals and other activities related to the Project. For the conditions of participation and for the application click here.