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13 February 2017

I am sorry to announce that Norma Hooks, our long-time Executive Secretary/Treasurer and friend, is experiencing some health problems.  She and her family have asked for all to respect their privacy as they work through these issues. Our thoughts go out to Norma and to her family.  Ed Craig has taken over many of Norma’s membership responsibilities.  If you have a question concerning your membership or if you have previously tried to contact Norma concerning membership issues, please send an email to Ed at craig@idrs.org; if you have any other questions concerning IDRS, you may contact me at sweger@idrs.org.

As many of you know, Howard Niblock, our co-host for the upcoming 2017 conference at Lawrence University, is also going through some health issues.  Current and former members of the IDRS Executive Committee are stepping up to assist Howard and Carl Rath as needed.  Please note that planning is moving ahead and we are looking forward to an exciting and successful conference In Appleton, Wisconsin from June 20 through 24.  If you have any questions, you can contact our hosts through their website www.idrs2017.org, Martin Schuring, our conference coordinator, at schuring@idrs.org, or me.  Information concerning exhibiting at IDRS2017 will be available very soon.
We recently completed some needed maintenance on our membership database.  I ask that if you have not already done so, to please renew your membership online at www.idrs.org.

To renew your membership, please login to www.idrs.org and select the RENEW button on the home page.

If you have forgotten or do not have a password for www.idrs.org, go to http://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php and enter your registered email address. If your email address is registered with IDRS, the server will email your password.

If your email address is not registered with IDRS, please select JOIN button on the home page.

By renewing/joining now online, you will be helping the society through this transition period.  Thank you for your continued support of the IDRS.
Best,

KWS

Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306
sweger@idrs.org 765-285-5511

The Committee of the 2017 Young Artist Bassoon Competition is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year, which will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2017 through an online application process. More information will be available at the end of August at http://idrs.org/competitions/ or contact Isabel Jeremias at jeremias@idrs.org

The 2017 Young Artist Bassoon Competition Repertoire:

  1. Antonio Vivaldi
    Concerto for bassoon and orch. en C minor F VIII, Nº14 RV480
    I. Allegro
    (edition of entrant’s choice)
  2. Gioachino Rossini
    Concerto for bassoon and orch.
    I. Allegro
    (Hoffmeister in Germany)
  3. William Davis
    Sonata for bassoon and piano
    I. Allegro grazioso, II. Recitative, III. Scherzo, IV. Finale
    (Southern Music Company)
  4. José Siqueira
    Drei Etüde für Fagott und Klavier
    I. Ad libitum-Allegro, II. Tempo di Modinha, III. Allegro scherzando
    (Trevco)

The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s competition, which will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, USA in June 2017. Competition entries will be accepted starting on or around January 1, 2017 through an online application process. More information will be available at the end of August at http://idrs.org/competitions/ or contact Margaret Marco at mmarco@ku.edu.

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

  1. Marin Marais
    Les Folies d’Espagne, couplets 1, 2, 3, 8,9,12,13,14,15,16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 1 (Alphonse Leduc)
  2. C.P.E. Bach
    Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562).
    Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro – (edition of entrant’s choice)
  3. York Bowen
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso – (Chester)
  4. Isang Yun
    Piri (entire piece) – (Boosey & Hawkes)
  5. For final round only:

  6. Paul Patterson
    Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 – (Josef Weinberger)

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition. These finalists were chosen from a strong field of thirty-one applicants from eight countries: China, Germany, Korea, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the USA.
The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Hannah Cruse, USA, student of Erin Hannigan
  • Gabriel Young, USA, student of Linda Strommen
  • Kip Zimmerman, USA, student of Peter Cooper

The alternate selected is Cassie Pilgrim, USA, student of Richard Woodhams.

The International Double Reed Society wishes to extend the utmost gratitude to the first-round judges, David John Cowley (UK), Robert Stephenson (USA) and Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia (USA).

Please plan to attend the final competition on Tuesday, June 28th at the conference in Columbus, Georgia, USA.

On behalf of the 2016 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Nanci Belmont, USA
    Teachers include Frank Morelli, Jeffrey Keesecker, Maurizio Venturini
  • Quinn Delaney, USA
    Teachers include John Hunt, William Buchman
  • Francesco Giussani, Italy
    Teachers include Giorgio Versiglia, Diego Chenna
  • Michael Kaulartz, Germany
    Teachers include Ole Kristian Dahl, Audun Halvorsen
  • Riccardo Terzo, Italy
    Teachers include Maurizio Barigione, Stepan Turnovsky, Marco Postinghel, Dag Jensen

The alternate is Zhongwang Wang, China. Teachers include William Winstead, George Sakakeeny, Eric Stomberg

The finalists will compete at the IDRS conference in Columbus, Georgia on June 29th. The winner will perform Bernhard Crusell’s Concertino on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $12,000 US. The second prize is a $8,000 US cash award. Other finalists will receive a $3000 US cash award.

The IDRS wishes to express our deepest appreciation to our preliminary round judges:

  • Mathias Rácz (Germany) Principal Bassoon of Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Professor at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Fabián Contreras (Argentina) Principal Bassoon of Orquesta Sinfónica de Córdoba
  • Nicolasa Kuster (USA) University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
  • Lansong Li (China) Principal Bassoon of China Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at Central Conservatory of Music Beijing
  • Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam (Poland) Principal Bassoon of Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra and 1st prize winner of the 2012 Gillet-Fox Competition

Saxton Rose
Chair, Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition

Dark in the Song announces the first NewBassoon Workshop, a four-day event July 6-9, 2016 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Four leading American bassoon artists and teachers, Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman, Peter Kolkay and Saxton Rose, all members of the pioneering bassoon collective Dark in the Song, present a four-day workshop on contemporary bassoon literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy. This session is designed for college students and above. Participants will work closely with the faculty in a variety of settings, including lessons, master classes, and ensembles. The event also includes faculty and student performances, exhibits, a performance competition, and a composition prize.
Register now at the Summer at Eastman website.

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The entire workshop takes place at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

  • Performance master classes and private lessons by Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman, Peter Kolkay, and Saxton Rose
  • Special guest John Hunt, Professor of Bassoon, Eastman School of Music
  • Discussion / demonstration on new trends in chamber music
  • Workshop on multiphonics led by guest Jamie Leigh Sampson, author of Contemporary Techniques for the Bassoon: Multiphonics
  • Workshops on contemporary bassoon literature and techniques, including circular breathing
  • Panel discussion on grant writing, commissioning, and entrepreneurial activities for performers
  • Performance and presentation on performing the Berio Sequenza
  • Performance / demonstration on performing with various electronic systems including live looping
  • Performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes, an hour-long work for seven bassoons
  • Faculty recital of solo and chamber works for bassoon by Dark in the Song including the premiere of the 2016 Composition Prize winning piece
  • The Dark in the Song Performance Competition Final Round

SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, July 6 at 12pm: Welcome and Introductions, Hatch Recital Hall
  • Wednesday, July 6 at 7:30pm: Faculty recital, Hatch Recital Hall
  • Thursday, July 7 at 9:00am: Final Round of the Performance Competition, Hatch Recital Hall
  • Friday, July 8 at 8:00pm: Performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes
  • Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm: Participants and competition winners recital, Hatch Recital Hall

EXHIBITS

Midwest Musical Imports will exhibit bassoons, accessories, reeds and cane, tools and machines for sale and trial for the duration of the workshop. Repair technician Eric Anderson will also offer free repairs.

COSTS and HOUSING

Tuition for the four-day workshop, including all activities and concerts is $550. You can register now at the Summer at Eastman website.

Housing at the Eastman Student Living Center is available. Information about housing and local hotels.

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center
Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015

The Committee Members of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe are pleased to announce the final results for this year’s competition:

1st Place
Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA
Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morles, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques Tys

2nd Place
Bunkichi Arakawa, JAPAN
Student of Sholo Ikeda, Tomoyuki Hirota, Satoki Aoyama, Yoshiaki Obata

Honorable Mention
Stuart Breczinski, USA
Student of Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, Mark Weiger, John Snow, Rachel Brudnoy

Andrew Kawai, AUSTRALIA
Student of Seng Tong and Jeffrey Crellin

Huijing Xu, CHINA
Student of Dun Zhu, Lu Tang, Christian Schmitt, Francois Leleux

Competition Repertoire
Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata in C Minor, RV 53, entire work, take repeats in movement 3 only

Heinz Holliger Sonate, movements 3 and 4

Katherine Hoover Sonata for Oboe and Piano, movements 2 and 3

Final Round: Eugene Goossens, Oboe Concerto, Op. 45

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Members of the Preliminary Stage Judging Panel:
Robert Atherholt. Professor of Oboe, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Retired Principal Oboe, The Houston Symphony.
 
Sarah Francis. Fellow of the Royal College of Music and former Professor. Solo Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble.

Anne Gilby. Professor of Oboe, the University of Melbourne. Founding President of the Australasian Double Reed Society.
 
Làszlò Hadady.  Professor of Chamber Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
 
Marion Kuszyk.  Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Oboe Faculty, University of Southern California.

Members of the Final Stage Judging Panel:
Celia Craig. Principal Oboe, Adelaide Symphony. Lecturer in Oboe, Elder Conservatorium. Associate, Royal Academy of Music. Past-President, Australasian Double Reed Society.

Nancy Ambrose King, Professor of Oboe, University of Michigan. Former President, International Double Reed Society.

Yoshi Obata. Professor of Oboe, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Principal Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Oboe Faculty, Kennesaw State University.

Song-Lam Yiu, Director and Solo Oboe, Hong Kong Wind Kamerata.  Faculty, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 

Members of the Competition Committee:
Margaret Marco (Chair), Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Eric Stomberg

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center
Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015

Saxton Rose
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The eighth annual Young Artist Competition was held this summer for bassoonists at the IDRS conference at the The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan. Since its inception in 2008, the Young Artist Competition gives double-reed artists under the age of 22 the opportunity to compete, and like the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition, it alternates each year between oboists and bassoonists. The IDRS sponsored competitions showcase the amazing talent in our double-reed communities throughout the world and this year was no different.

Three finalists and one alternate were chosen based on recordings submitted by 41 applicants from all over the world. These recordings were anonymously adjudicated by a distinguished panel of judges including Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), and Alban Wesly (Netherlands). The finalists were Valeria Curti of Switzerland, a student of Patrik Lüscher, Matthias Racz, Frank Forst, Geng Liang of Singapore, a student of Zhang Jin Min and Song Zhi Hong, and Kaspar Reh of Germany, a student of Selim Aykal and Frank Forst. Mathieu Brunet of France was chosen as the alternate.

Valeria, Geng and Kaspar competed on August 17th, playing selections from the following repertoire: The first movement of Koželuh’s Concerto in C Major, the third movement Molto Adagio and Allegro Moderato of Saint-Saëns’ Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, four of Mignone’s Waltzes for Solo Bassoon including Pattapiada, Apanhei-te meu fagotinho (Valsa paródia), A Boa Páscoa Para Você Devos! and Valsa-Choro, and Franz Doppler’s Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 movement I, Molto Andante, arranged by Masahito Tanaka.

This is a unique year in the history of the Young Artist Competition. Tojo Shigeko, the wife of the late Masahito Tanaka generously donated ¥300,000 Japanese Yen for a special prize to be awarded to the performer of the jury’s favorite performance of Tanaka’s arrangement of Doppler’s Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise.

After deliberating, our extraordinary final round judges Sophie Dartigalongue (France), Albi Michlich (USA) and Koji Okasaki (Japan), chose Valeri Curti as the winner. She received a cash award of $4000 USD. Kaspar Reh was awarded second prize and a $2500 USD award. Third prize and $1000 USD went to Geng Liang. Valeri Curti also received the Tanaka prize.

The level of playing was truly remarkable and each of the finalists and their teachers should be applauded for the enormous amount of work and dedication, the result of which we were privileged to hear. Valeri performed the Doppler and Saint Saens on an evening recital Tuesday, August 18th. I would like to thank pianist Miyuki Washimiya for her beautiful playing throughout the conference and her exceptional accompaniment work during the competition.

As with all IDRS endeavors, the Young Artist Competition is the collective, volunteered effort of many people contributing in countless ways. I must thank Competitions Coordinator Eric Stomberg and Norma Hooks, IDRS Executive Secretary/ Treasurer, for their incalculable time and invaluable council and expertise. Thank you also to conference host Sugawara Hitomi and the conference staff for their organizational assistance.

Next year’s competition, coordinated by Geralyn Giovannetti, will feature oboists and will take place at IDRS 2016 in Columbus, Georgia at Columbus State University. Bassoonists can look forward to the 2017 competition at the conference in Appleton, Wisconsin.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 36th annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for bassoonists during the 2016 annual conference, June 26-30 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia (USA). The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 29, 2016). Application details will be available on January 1, 2016. Any questions can be addressed to Saxton Rose, Competition Chair, at roses@uncsa.edu.

Competition Repertoire:
1. Isang Yun, Monologue

2. Bernhard Crusell, Concertino in B-flat major
For the preliminary round recording, begin with the cadenza at measure 51

3. Antoine Dard, Opus 2 Sonata VI in a minor
No repeats in movement II Allegro

4. Robert Schumann, Fantasiestücke op. 73
Movements II and III only, all repeats

The final round will consist of selections from all of the above works. The winner of the competition will perform the Crusell Concertino with orchestra at the conference.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 9th annual Young Artist Competition being held for oboe during the 2016 annual conference, June 26-30 at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia (USA). The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 28, 2016). Application details will be available on January 1, 2016. Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu

Competition Repertoire:

1.Georg Philipp Telemann, Partita #5 in E Minor (any edition), Movements: (with repeats)

  • 1. Andante
  • 2. Aria I: Vivace
  • 5. Aria IV: Siciliana
  • 6. Aria V: Vivace

2. F. J. Haydn, Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIg:C1 (Oxford or Breitkopf and Hartel edition)

  • Movement: 1. Allegro spiritoso

3. Daniel Pinkham, Reeds for Solo Oboe (Peters Edition), Movements:

  • 3. The golden reed
  • 5. A reed shaken in the wind

4. For final round only: Charles-Joseph Colin, Solo de concert No. 3 Op. 40 (any edition)

The first round will consist of recorded performances of the Telemann, Haydn and Pinkham as listed above​. The final round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus a performance of the Colin. The winner of the competition will perform a recital at the conference.

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