IDRS Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition and Young Artist Competition for Bassoon and Oboe

The IDRS sponsors two international competitions for oboe and bassoon that take place each year during its annual conferenece. The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition is for bassoonists and oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition and the Young Artist Competition is for those who have not reached their 22nd birthday. Both competitions alternate each year between oboe and bassoon.

Repertoire for the 2012 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox competition for bassoon

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 31th annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for bassoonists in the summer of 2012 at the annual conference July 7-11, 2012 at Miami University in Oxford, OH, USA. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (July 10th, 2012). First prize for the 2012 competition is a $10,000 US cash award. The second prize is a $6000 US cash award. The third prize is a $2000 US cash award. For questions, please contact Peter Kolkay, pkolkay@mozart.sc.edu.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. Johann Friedrich Fasch: Sonata in C major, Masters Music or Editio Musica Budapest), entire work, all repeats
  2. Paul Jeanjean: Prelude et scherzo (Leduc or Masters, ossia is permissible)
  3. George Perle: BassoonMusic (E.C. Schirmer)
  4. Franz Berwald: Concert Piece, op. 2 (Barenreiter; for the competition finals only)

Repertoire for the 2012 IDRS Young Artist Competition for oboe

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the Young Artists performance competition being held for bassoonists in the summer of 2012 at the annual conference July 7-11, 2012 at Miami University in Oxford, OH, USA. The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (July 9th, 2012). First prize for the 2012 competition is a $3000 US cash award. The second prize is a $2000 US cash award. The third prize is a $1000 US cash award. For questions, please contact chair Michele Fiala, .

Competition Repertoire:

  1. Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in a minor, RV 461 (edition of performer's choice)
  2. Eugene Bozza: Fantasie Pastorale
  3. Paul Hindemith Sonata, Movement II
  4. Paul Reade Aspects of a Landscape for Solo Oboe

Competition Videos Available Online

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Available to IDRS members is a complete video archive of finalist performances of the Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox International Competition from 2002 to the present. In addition to the competition videos, there are currently over 200 video segments available comprised of performances, master classes and interviews. All video segments of performances are available to IDRS members only.

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Competition Archive

2010 (Bassoon): Norman, Oklahoma USA June 22–26, 2010

Winner: Philipp Zeller, Germany
Second place: Sophie Dartigalongue, France
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Constantin Barcov, Romania; Emily Hultmark, England/Sweden; Fei Xie, China/USA

2009 (Oboe): Birmingham, England July 21-25, 2009

Winner: Philippe Tondre, France
Second place: Christopher Bowman, Netherlands
Third place: Lin Qing, China
Honerable mentions: Jung Choi, Korea; Heather Peyton, USA

2008 (Bassoon): Provo, Utah USA July 22–26, 2008

Winner: Rodion Tolmachev, Russia
Second place: Bram van Sambeek, Netherlands
Third place: Dean Woody, USA
Honerable mentions: Guilhaume Santana, France; Samantha Brenner, USA

2007 (Oboe): Ithaca, New York, USA - June 12-16

Winner: Jeffrey Stephenson, USA
Second place: Andrea Overturf, USA
Honerable mentions: Pierre-Antoine Escoffier, Spain; Petar Hristov, Germany; Bethany Slater, USA

2006 (Bassoon): Muncie, Indiana, USA - July 28

Winner: Bence Boganyi, Germany
Second place: Fredrik Ekdahl, Sweden
Honerable mentions: Rian Craypo, USA; Harrison Hollingsworth; Samue Retaillaud

2005 (Oboe): Austin, Texas, USA - June 4-8

Winner: Florent Charreyre, France
Second place: Nicolas Cock-Vassiliou
Honerable mentions: Leanna Booze, USA; Celine Moinet, France; Min Kyu Yoon, Germany; Samue Retaillaud

2004 (Bassoon): Melbourne, Australia - June 29 - July 3

Winner: Vaclav Vonasek, Czech Republic
Runner-up: Adrian Morejon, USA
Honerable mentions: Rian Craypo, USA; Elisabeth Kissel, France; Jian Huang, China

2003 (Oboe): Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - June 20

Winner: Kathleen Needleman
Runner-up: Liang Wang
Honerable mentions: Celeste Johnson, Elizabeth Priestly, Samue Retaillaud

2002 (Bassoon): Alberta, Canada - August 9

Winner: Gaëlle Habert, France
Second place: Dean Woody, USA
Honerable mentions: Cécile Hardouin, France; Alejandro Vieira, USA; Bryan Young, USA

2001 (Oboe): Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - August 7-11,

1999 (Oboe): Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - August 7-11

Winner: Alexandre Gattet, Paris, France
Second place: Frederic Tardy, France and Eugene Izotov, USA
Honerable mentions: Zheng Huang, USA; Rosemary Yiameos, USA

1997 (Bassoon): Tallahassee, Florida, USA - June 1 - 5