Topic: Finalists of the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon

The Committee of the 2015 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon is pleased to announce the finalists of this year’s competition. Congratulations to the finalists and all the participants, the field of 41 applicants was extremely strong.

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. 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

Associate Professor of Bassoon, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Principal Bassoon, Winston-Salem Symphony
Bassoon, Zéphyros Winds
Associate Editor, IDRS.org