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Honorary Members

About IDRS Honorary Membership: The designation of Honorary Membership of the IDRS was created for persons of exceptional distinction who have completed meritorious service to double reed societies through the areas of performance, teaching, publications, instrument making or repair, or reed making. Such persons can be nominated at any time by the Society’s membership and may be elected to honorary status upon receiving two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee members. In 1974, W. Hans Moennig (1903-1988) became the first to be elected to this distinguished position.

March 2021 onwards IDRS members may nominate a candidate who has retired from their primary position, or reached 62 years of age. IDRS members may also nominate a candidate who has passed away since the founding of IDRS in 1971. These Honorary Members will be noted as “awarded posthumously.”

2021 Honorary Membership nominations committee: Sarah Roper, IDRS First Vice President, Jon Halvor Lund, President of the Norwegian Double Reed Society (DOR), Rebecca Henderson, IDRS Honorary Member.

How to Nominate

IDRS members wishing to nominate an individual for Honorary Membership must send nominations with a letter of support and short biographical sketch of the candidate to Sarah Roper, IDRS 1st Vice President at: roper@idrs.org.

2021 Honorary Member Inductees

IDRS would like to congratulate our 2021 Honorary Members: Doris DeLoach (USA), Hary Schweizer (Brazil), Eric Van der Veer Varner (USA).

Doris DeLoach

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Hary Schweizer

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Eric Van der Veer Varner

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Honorary Members

  • Maurice Allard (1923–2004)
  • Günter Angerhöfer (1926–2015)
  • Lady Evelyn Barbirolli (1911–2008)
  • Philip Bate (1909–1999)
  • Roger Birnstingl (1932)
  • Neil Cathcart Black (1932–2016)
  • Robert Bloom (1908–1994)
  • Maurice Bourgue (1939)
  • Michael Britton (1943)
  • Gwydion Brooke (1912–2005)
  • Victor Bruns (1903–1996)
  • Donald Christlieb (1912–2001)
  • Lewis Hugh Cooper (1920–2007)
  • Gerald Corey (1934–2010)
  • John Cran (1927-2020)
  • John de Lancie (1921–2002)
  • Doris DeLoach (1945)
  • Robert De Gourdon (1912–1993)
  • Ferdinand Del Negro (1896–1986)
  • Noël Devos (1929-2018)
  • Willard S. Elliot (1926–2000)
  • Alan Fox (1934)
  • Bernard Garfield (1924)
  • Bert Gassman (1911–2004)
  • Alfred Genovese (1931–2011)
  • Julie Ann Giacobassi (1949)
  • Fernand Gillet (1882–1980)
  • Loren Glickman (1924)
  • Harold Goltzer (1915–2004)
  • Ralph Gomberg (1921–2006)
  • Leon Goossens, CBE (1897–1988)
  • Ingo Goritzki (1939)
  • George F. Goslee (1916–2006)
  • Rebecca Henderson (1960)
  • Frantisek Herman (1942)
  • Norman H. Herzberg (1916–2007)
  • Stevens Hewitt (1924–2017)
  • Leonard W. Hindell (1933)
  • Heinz Holliger (1939)
  • Norma R. Hooks (1944-2018)
  • Cecil James (1913–1999)
  • Richard Killmer (1938)
  • Ronald J. Klimko (1936–2012)
  • Benjamin Kohon (1890–1984)
  • Simon Kovar (1890–1970)
  • Dr. Paul Henry Lang (1901–1991)
  • Lyndesay Langwill (1897–1983)
  • André Lardrot’s (1932)
  • Erik Niord Larsen (1943)
  • James Laslie (1923–2011)
  • Alfred Laubin (1906–1976)
  • Humbert J. Lucarelli (1936)
  • John Mack (1927–2006)
  • Stephen Maxym (1915–2002)
  • Robert M. Mayer (1910–1994)
  • John Miller (1942)
  • John Minsker (1912–2007)
  • W. Hans Moennig (1903–1988)
  • Frederick Moritz (1897–1993)
  • Celia Nicklin
  • Karl Öhlberger (1912–2001)
  • Fernand Oubradous (1903–1986)
  • E. Earnest Harrison (1918–2005)
  • Brian Pollard (1930–2013)
  • Valeri Popov (1937)
  • Ivan Poushechnikov (1918–2010)
  • Wayne Rapier (1930–2005)
  • Mordechai Rechtman (1926)
  • Charles Robert Reinert (1913–2007)
  • Lowry Riggins (1930)
  • Joseph Robinson (1940)
  • Matthew Ruggiero (1932–2013)
  • Roland Rigoutat (1930–2007)
  • Patricia Rogers (1954)
  • Louis Rosenblatt (1928–2009)
  • Frank Ruggieri (1906–2003)
  • Sol Schoenbach (1915–1999)
  • Hary Schweizer (1947)
  • Leonard Sharrow (1915–2004)
  • Jerry Sirucek (1922–1996)
  • Louis Skinner (1918–1993)
  • Robert Sprenkle (1914–1988)
  • Ray Still (1920–2014)
  • Daniel Stolper (1937-2020)
  • Hitomi Sugawara (1934)
  • Laila Storch (1921)
  • Jane Taylor (1932–2012)
  • Klaus Thunemann (1937)
  • Milan Turkovic (1939)
  • Eric Van der Veer Varner (1974–2019)*
  • K. David Van Hoesen (1926–2016)
  • William Waterhouse (1931–2007)
  • Christopher Weait (1939)
  • Arthur Weisberg (1931–2009)
  • Helmut Winschermann (1920-2021)
  • Richard Woodhams (1949)

* Awarded posthumously

In Remembrance of Daniel Stolper (1935-2020)

Oboist, IDRS Honorary Member, and longtime oboe editor of The Double Reed, Daniel Stolper was a brilliant musician, pedagogue, accomplished writer and editor, and an iconic figure in our community since its inception almost 50 years ago. He served on the faculty at Michigan State University, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Interlochen Arts Camp. He also held positions in the San Antonio Symphony, New Orleans Philharmonic, and Lansing Symphony during his remarkable career. He will be deeply missed.

IDRS President’s Award

The President’s Award is an honor bestowed by the IDRS President to recognize those who have made distinctive and especially meritorious contributions to the Society and/or the double reed profession and who demonstrate the values that define and shape IDRS as an organization.

  • William J. Dawson, M. D. (Medical Consultant)
  • Marc Fink (Past President)
  • Peter Klatt (Industry Liaison)
  • Noah Knepper (Founding Member)
  • Jim Prodan (Archivist)