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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.

On behalf of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

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

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

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

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

ALTERNATES:
1st
Matt Lengas, USA
Student of Andera Gross Hixon, Richard Killmer, Robert Atherholt

2nd
Theophile Hartz, SWEDEN
Student of Jean Louis Capezzali, Jérome Guichard, Thomas Indermühle, Christian Schmitt

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on August 18 in Tokyo. The winner will perform the Concerto for Oboe by Eugene Goossens on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $10,000 US.

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

Robert Atherholt. Rice University, Shepherd School of Music; former principal oboe Houston Symphony

Sarah Francis. Professor and Fellow of the Royal College of Music
Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble

Anne Gilby. Monash University’s School of Music-Conservatorium. Past President of the Australasian Double Reed Society

Laszlo Hadady. Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

Marion Kuszyk. Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic, University of Southern California

Sincerely,
Margaret Marco, Chair IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition

The Members of the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon Committee are pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition:

Finalists:
Valeria Curti, SWITZERLAND
Student of Patrik Lüscher, Matthias Racz, Frank Forst

Geng Liang, SINGAPORE
Student of Zhang Jin Min, Song Zhi Hong

Kaspar Reh, GERMANY
Student of Selim Aykal, Frank Forst

Alternate:
Mathieu Brunet, FRANCE
Student of Jean-Louis Estier, Carlo Colombo, Jean Pignoly

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on August 18th, in Tokyo Japan. The Members of the YAC Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the preliminary round judging panel. Members of the panel were:

Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), principal bassoonist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona

Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), principal bassoonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo

Alban Wesly (Netherlands), founding member of Calefax Quintet and bassoonist of musikFabrik

We are pleased to announce the preliminary round judges for the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon.

  • Silvia Coricelli (Argentina), principal bassoonist of Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona
  • Kazusa Mizutani (Japan), principal bassoonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Alban Wesly (Netherlands), founding member of Calefax Quintet and bassoonist of musikFabrik

We thank these judges on the difficult task ahead. Finalists for both the YAC and Gillet-Fox competition for oboe will be announced May 1.

Congratulations to all five finalists who performed in yesterday’s Gillet-Fox Competition for bassoon! The results are:

First Prize: Sebastian Stevensson
Second Prize: Mathis Kaspar Stier
Honorable Mentions: Dana Jackson, Michael Kaulartz, Miles Maner

Special thanks to the final round judges Fabio Cury, Giorgio Mandolesi, Kathleen McLean, Frank Morelli, and Kim Walker.

ATTENTION IDRS 2014 Attendees and IDRS Members
Recordings of Selected Concerts, Recitals and Workshops will be available after September 1st. You will be notified by E-Blast when they become available through www.IDRS2014.org and IDRS.org Tee Shirts, Caps, Teddy Bears, coffee cups and shot glasses available then too.
Matt Sullivan
HOST IDRS NYU CONFERENCE 2014
idrs.2014@nyu.edu

The 8th Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition will take place in Marseille, France from February 23 to 28, 2015. More information is available here.

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