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Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition

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.

Applications for the 2022 Gillet-Fox International Competition for Bassoon and Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Oboe are open from January 10 until March 15. To apply and submit your video recordings click here: https://IDRS.getacceptd.com

2023 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Oboe Repertoire:

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

J.S. Bach
Partita in G minor, BWV 1013 (Any Edition in G Minor. Movements 1 and 2 NO repeats, Movements 3 and 4 ALL repeats)

Toshio Hosokawa  
Spell Song for solo oboe (Schott)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Toshio Hosokawa
Spell Song for solo oboe (Schott)

Ruth Gipps
Oboe Concerto in D minor (Emerson Editions)

Brian Nabors
Oboe Sonata (JWPepper/Subito Music)

Clara Schumann
Three Romances, Op. 22 (Breitkopf & Haertel)

2023 Gillet-Fox Oboe Contact:

Andreas Oeste, Chair
E-mail: oeste@idrs.org

The Winners of the 2022 Fernand Gillet- Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon (in alphabetical order) are:

  • 1st Prize: Marie Boichard (France), Solo Bassoon with the Orchestre National de France
  • 2nd Prize: Clara Manaud (France), Solo Bassoon with the Copenhagen Philharmonic

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):

  • Daniel Handsworth (Sweden/Australia), studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst Mannheim with Ole Kristian Dahl
  • Elena Mateo Saez (Spain), studies at the Colburn School with Richard Beene

Unfortunately, finalist Hana Hasegawa (Hungary/Japan) was unable to attend the competition because of unforeseen circumstances.

The finalists of the 2022 Fernand Gillet- Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Marie Boichard (France), Solo Bassoon with the Orchestre National de France.
  • Daniel Handsworth (Sweden/Australia), studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst Mannheim with Ole Kristian Dahl.
  • Hana Hasegawa (Hungary/Japan), studies at the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media with Bence Bogányi.
  • Clara Manaud (France), Solo Bassoon with the Copenhagen Phil.
  • Elena Mateo Saez (Spain), studies at the Colburn School with Richard Beene.

The alternate is: Enrico Bassi (Italy), Solo Bassoon with Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, studies with Matthias Rácz at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste and with Luca Reverberi.

2022 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon Repertoire:

The repertoire for the 2022 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition was selected by the Gillet-Fox Advisory Committee, Albie Micklich, chair, Rie Koyama, and Billy Short.

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

Jeff Scott
Elegy for Innocence for bassoon and piano (TrevCo Music Publishing)

Gustav Schreck
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 9 for bassoon and piano (any edition)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Gustav Schreck
Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 9 for bassoon and piano (any edition)

Ellen Zwilich
Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Presser)
A percussionist will be provided should the finalists want to use this edition.

Philipp Friedrich Böddecker
Sonata sopra “La Monica” for bassoon and keyboard (Universal)
A harpsichord will be provided should the finalists want to use one.

Dai Fujikura
following for solo bassoon (Ricordi, available at: https://www.ricordi.com/en-US/Composers/F/Fujikura-Dai.aspx)

The repertoire for the 2022 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition was selected by the Gillet-Fox Advisory Committee, Albie Micklich, chair, Rie Koyama, and Billy Short.

2022 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon Preliminary Round Judges:

Advisory Committee, Albie Micklich, chair, Rie Koyama, and Billy Short.

  • Chia-Chi Chen, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, School of Music, National University of Tainan, NUTN, Bassoonist of Taiwan Yale Ensemble.
  • Lola Descours, Solo Bassoon, Frankfurt Opera, professor IESM Aix en Provence, Tchaikovsky competition prize winner, former winner of Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition and Paris Opera.
  • Julie Ann Link, Founder, The Musik Link, Associate Principal Bassoon and Principal Contrabassoon, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
  • Romeu Rabelo, Bassoonist and Contrabassoonist São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and member of Camaleon Bassoons.
  • Jaquain Sloan, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, African American Bassoon Fellow

2022 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Contact:

Albie Micklich, Chair
E-mail: micklich@idrs.org

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted on or before March 15, 2022.

All applicants and contestants shall perform from an edition of the published printed music. Performing from illegally printed copies of any form will immediately disqualify that contestant. Legal copyright for any composition shall be determined and enforced based on the copyright laws of the United States of America, regardless of place of purchase. The use of e-tablets will be allowed only when the contestant can show (by having the original music or a receipt of purchase thereof) that they have previously obtained the published printed music prior to scanning it into the tablet.

Preliminary Round Judges list for the Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox Oboe International Competition 2021

  • Nora Cismondi, Suisse Romande Orchestra, Solo Oboe. Conservatoire supérieur de Paris, former teacher (France)
  • Hengjian Fang, Central Conservatory of Music Beijing, Oboe Professor (China)
  • Alex Klein, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe Emeritus. DePaul University, Adjunct Professor of Oboe (Brazil)
  • Pauline Oostenrijk, Prins Claus Conservatoire, Professor of Oboe. SKVR Arts Center Rotterdam and VAK Arts Center Delft, Oboe Teacher (Netherlands)
  • Titus Underwood, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Principal Oboe (USA)

Final Round Judges list for the Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox Oboe International Competition 2021

  • Hélène Devilleneuve, Principal Oboe, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France. Professor at the CNSM de Paris, CRR de St-Maur and the Académie Musicalp at Tignes (France)
  • Cristina Gómez Godoy, Principal Oboe, Staatskapelle Berlin. Oboe adjunct faculty at the Universität der Künste Berlin (Spain)
  • Kyeong Ham, Principal Oboe, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Docent at the Sibelius Academy Helsinki (South Korea)
  • Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboist, Imani Winds. President, Imani Winds Foundation. Oboe faculty at New York University and Brooklyn College (USA)
  • Kevin Tiboche, Principal Oboist, Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria. Oboist, Mexico City Philharmonic. Founder of Koboe Music, Koboe Academy and Koboe Fest (Panama)