12. June 2018.


On Sunday, June 11th, 2018 the 32. Days of Croatian wind orchestra have successfully ended. Rich competition and public program of 32. Days of Croatian wind orchestra was held in Novi Vinodolski, Crikvenica and Selce, presenting more than 730 musicians from 21 wind orchestras.

All the orchestra had to win their entry to the competition, as they had to compete with other orchestras within 11 county and regional competitions, with more than 1800 musicians participating. In order to provide a better presentation of the variety and richness of Croatian compositions, the organizer of the competition Croatian Parliament of Culture (Hrvatski Sabor Kulture) has enabled the orchestras of the B and D category to participate in the concert program. Orchestras of D category, had the opportunity to compete for the first time this year and perform for the audience at the Frankopan Square in Novi Vinodolski, while the orchestras in Category B performed in the Cultural Center of Novi Vinodolski.

The public part of the program was held by four concerts on the city squares in Novi Vinodolski, Crikvenica and Selce, where the orchestras presented themselves with famous compositions, popularizing and promoting the wind music to the public, outside of the Cultural Center.

The performances of all orchestras were valued by a professional jury composed of renowned conductors Ivan Josip Skender and Mira Saja, and Veljko Lisjak from HRT (Croatian National Television) Symphonic orchestra.

In the Category B of the concert program, Golden plaque was won by the Špičkovina wind orchestra, while in the Category D of the concert program Golden plaque was won by Municipal Music of Baška Voda. A special award by the Croatian Composers Society for the best performance of the Croatian composers’ work was won by the Špičkovina wind orchestra for the performance of “Intrada, fugue and dance” by Mario Komazina.

Exclusive sponsors of this years 32. Days of Croatian wind orchestra, Euro-Unit and Yamaha Music Europe have provided valuable awards in the form of musical instruments and music equipment for the best-rated orchestras in both categories.

Category B
1. YAMAHA P-45 stage piano
2. YAMAHA MB-4022 marching drum
3. YAMAHA TDM37S – chromatic tuner

Category D
1. YAMAHA MB-4022 marching drum
2. YAMAHA NP-32B stage piano
3. YAMAHA TDM37S – chromatic tuner

photos by Euro-Unit and HSK