The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox 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 2020 Gillet-Fox competition is for bassoon and will take place June 23-27, 2020 at the University of Iowa School of Music, Iowa City, USA. Entries for the 2020 competition will be accepted online from January 1 to March 15, 2020. Full competition information is available for download on the link below.
If an applicant for the Gillet-Fox or Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition lives in a country where COVID-19 is a serious threat and health officials are urging them to stay indoors, with written consent from the Gillet-Fox or Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition chairs, recordings can be submitted without piano accompaniment.