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The latest news and event announcements from around the double reed world.
Announcing the 2014 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon, to be held at the IDRS Conference at New York University and open to oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday before the date of the final audition, August 8, 2014. Applications will be accepted from January 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2014. Details are available in the .pdf file below and more information can be obtained at http://www.idrs.org/competitions.
Please contact Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair at email@example.com with any questions.
Announcing the 2014 Young Artist Competition for Oboe, to be held at the IDRS Conference at New York University and open to oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the final round of the competition, August 7th, 2014. Applications will be accepted from January 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2014. Details are available in the .pdf file below and more information can be obtained at http://www.idrs.org/competitions.
Please contact Michele Fiala, Competition Chair at Michele@fiala.com with any questions.
The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 33rd annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for bassoonists during the 2014 annual conference, held August 5-9 at New York University in New York, NY, USA. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 8, 2014). Application details will be available by January 1, 2014. Any questions can be addressed to Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major, RV 477/F. VIII No. 13/P. 46 (complete with repeats; any edition)
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto in F major, movement 1 (for the preliminary-round recording please begin in measure 55, seven measures before the bassoon entrance; any edition)
- Henri Dutilleux: Sarabande et cortège (Leduc)
- Elliott Carter: Retracing for solo bassoon (Boosey and Hawkes)
The final round will consist of all of the above works, including the complete Hummel concerto. The winner of the competition will perform the Hummel concerto with orchestra at the Conference.
I am pleased to announce the repertoire for the 2014 Young Artist Oboe Competition. The repertoire for the 2014 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Michele Fiala. It was announced at the General Meeting during the conference. The repertoire follows:
- CPE Bach Sonata in g minor for oboe and basso continuo, Wq 135, Breitkopf Edition, Movements One and Three (with repeats)
- Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe, any edition (second and third movements)
- Antal Dorati Duo Concertante (second movement only)
- Parma, Raffaele “Potpourri on Themes of Rigoletto,” Spartan Press (Reserved for the finals)
Applications will close March 15th, 2014 and finalists will be announced by May 1st, 2014. More information will be posted in the future at www.idrs.org/competitions
1st Prize: Mingyuan Yang
2nd Prize: Thomas English
3rd Prize: Ben Roidl-Ward
1st Prize: Lin Qing
2nd Prize: Johannes Grosso
James Jihyun Kim
Semi and Final Rounds to be held at the 2014 MQVC Bassoon Symposium (three days of master classes and concerts open to all)
Hosts: Ben Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen
Location: Round Top, Texas, USA
Dates: January 18 – 20, 2014
Women bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 24th birthday by the competition in January of 2014.
- First Prize: US $9,000
- Second Prize: US $5,000
- Third Prize: US $2,000
- Two Honorable Mentions: US $1000 each
- Five Semi-Finalist Awards: US $500 each
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in g minor, RV 495 (Op. 40, No. 20/P. 384/F VIII, No. 23/M 269). In the final round, the Vivaldi must be performed from memory
- Katherine Hoover: Journey
- Leslie Bassett: Metamorphoses (only movements 1, 2, 3, and 8 for the preliminary round)
- One additional piece for final round (chosen from the official Repertoire List)
The preliminary round of competition is conducted via recording. Physical or electronic submissions are due October 14, 2013.
For more information, including submission instructions, additional repertoire list, and Symposium details, please visit mqvc.org.
Early Registration sale prices are extended through Sunday night May 26th! Come to IDRS 2013 Conference June 25-29 in sunny Southern California at the University of Redlands, just east of Los Angeles.
Visit our website at idrs2013.org to read about the great variety of exhibitors who will be there with the latest double reed products and instruments, and the wonderful performers from all over the world who will be featured. Several evening and Saturday afternoon performances will include double reed concerto performances with orchestra or string ensemble. There will be morning lectures and many daytime concerts and master classes. See information on getting to Redlands, on campus housing, hotels, reading sessions, and more under Conference information and Event information. Evening programs and daytime schedules are listed under Event Schedules. Come have a delicious meal and wine and enjoy a chamber music concert in the gorgeous outdoor setting of a California Winery on Thursday night.
We hope to see you there!
Carolyn Beck and Francisco Castillo
Co-hosts IDRS 2013
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE, DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND THEATRE ARTS
POSITION: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a part-time Associate Lecturer to start August 19, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.
DUTIES: Teach applied bassoon to music majors and minors. Teach one section of woodwind techniques (flute and double reeds) for music education majors.
Please send electronically, via attachments in word or pdf format, a letter of interest in the position, Curriculum Vita, a link to an uploaded high quality recording of recent performances, and contact information for references. The above should be emailed to:
Vanissa B. Murphy, Chair, Department of Music and Theatre Arts
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by June 15, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO employer striving to recruit, develop, and retain employees from varied backgrounds. Please contact us to request any accommodation necessary to aid your participation in our hiring process.
To learn more, visit our department Web site: http://www.uwec.edu/mus-the/
The Members of the 2013 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:
- Thomas English, USA
Teachers include Kara M. Stolle, Douglas Spaniol, George Sakakeeny
- Ben Roidl-Ward, GERMANY/USA
Teachers include Francine Peterson, George Sakakeeny
- Mingyuan Yang, CHINA/USA
Teachers include Wendy Rose, Te Xu, Jianzhong Zhao
- Jonathon Pearson Altizer, USA
Teachers include Sharon Kuster, Kristin Wolfe Jensen
- Naho Zhu, Japan/USA
Teachers include Patricia Rogers, Richard Ranti, Janet Underhill
The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 27 at University of Redlands in California, USA. The winner will perform a recital on June 28 and receive a cash prize of $3,000 US.
The Members of the YAC Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise expended by the judging panel. Members of the panel were:
- Jeffrey Lyman: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
- Marion Reinhard: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, La Scala Theater Orchestra, formerly of Berlin Philharmonic
- Rodion Tolmachev: Principal Bassoon Mariinsky Theatre; Winner 2008 Gillet-Fox Competition