Gordan Tudor

Gordan Tudor

Gordan Tudor is one of his generation's leading musicians, active as a soloist, composer and a pedagogue who performed in almost all European countries and North America in various chamber ensembles as well as a soloist with many orchestras.


Gordan Tudor is a multiple award winner on national and international competitions (PBZ Zagreb Philharmonic Award, Rector's Award, Judita Award, Mare nostrum - 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.

Gordan leads an international saxophone class at the University of Split - Arts Academy (UMAS) and until recently he was 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 alto saxophone player of highly acclaimed Papandopulo Quartet, soprano saxophone player in Trio GIG and he is a founder and artistic director of ensemble for contemporary music S/UMAS.

Tudor studied with eminent professors; Dragan Sremec (Zagreb), Arno Bornkamp (Amsterdam), Claude Delangle (Paris) and Eugene Rousseau (Salzburg).

In 2015, Gordan 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".

From 2009 until 2017 he was an artistic director of the New Music Days Festival in Split which annually hosts eminent musicians from all over the world.

Gordan spent summer of 2011 in residence at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (North Adams, MA).