The IDRS sponsors two international competitions for oboe and bassoon that take place each year during its annual conference.
The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition (dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and honorary member of the IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949) is for bassoonists and oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition.
The Young Artist Competition is for those who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition.
Both competitions alternate each year between oboe and bassoon.
For current information about the competitions (repertoire, deadlines, submission guidelines, etc.), click the appropriate link below.
Repertoire, deadlines and how to submit your application for the 2019 Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition. + Repertoire for the 2020 Bassoon Competition.
Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition
Repertoire, deadlines and how to submit your application for the 2019 NHYAC Bassoon Competition. + Repertoire for the 2020 Oboe Competition.