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On behalf of the 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Yurie Aramaki, JAPAN
    Student of Emanuel Abbühl and Prof. Satoki Aoyama
  • Samuel Bastos, PORTUGAL/SWITZERLAND
    Student of Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle, Martin Frutiger and José Fernando Silva
  • Claire Brazeau, USA
    Student of Allan Vogel, Laura Ahlbeck, Elaine Douvas, Dan Stolper
  • Andreas Oeste, USA
    Student of Nancy Ambrose King, Celeste Johnson, and Lorraine Duso
  • Gabriel Pidoux, FRANCE
    Student of Jacques Tys and Frédéric Tardy
  • Alternate

  • Zhihong Lin, CHINA
    Student of Jing Chun Jin

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 23 at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The winner will perform the Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 by Paul Patterson on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $12,000 US.

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:

Eduardo Martínez Caballer, Spain
Principal Oboe in Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya

George Caird, England
Professor of Oboe, Birmingham Conservatory
Musical Director, Rotterdam Classical Music Academy

Mingjia Liu, USA-China
Principal Oboe of San Francisco Opera
Oboe Professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Founder of MusEcho LLC.

Céline Moinet, Germany-France
Principal Oboe of Staatskapelle Dresden
Oboe Professor, Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber Dresden

Marlen Vavrikova, USA-Czech Republic
Oboe Professor, Grand Valley State University, Michigan

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

Marin Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne, in d minor for flute and continuo. Restoration by Jean-Claude Veilhan.
(Alphonse Leduc)

C.P.E. Bach
Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562)
Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro

York Bowen
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso
(Chester)

Isang Yun
Piri (entire piece)
(Boosey & Hawkes)

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

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Margaret Marco
Associate Professor of Oboe
Woodwind Division Director
School of Music
University of Kansas

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