2021 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe Full Guidelines and Repertoire

2021 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe
Full Guidelines and Repertoire

July 26-31, 2021 | University of Colorado Boulder | Boulder, Colorado USA

Online applications begin January 1, 2021 at idrs.org/competitions

IDRS sponsors two international competitions for oboe and bassoon that take place each year during its annual conference. The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition is for bassoonists and oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the Final Round of the competition and the Norma Hooks 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.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the 41st annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition being held for oboists during the 2021 IDRS Conference. The competition is dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and honorary member of IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949.

First Prize for the 2021 competition is a $12,000 USD cash award. Second Prize is an $8,000 USD cash award. Other finalists will receive a $3,000 USD cash award.

Oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the Final Round of the competition (July 30, 2021) are eligible to enter, but no previous first prizewinner of the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition is eligible to participate. All entrants must be current members of IDRS.

3. PRELIMINARY ROUND – Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2021 through an online application process. All entrants must submit an online application and an application fee of $80 USD payable by credit card (VISA and MasterCard only). All entrants must electronically submit a video recording of the entire Preliminary Round repertoire list below, performed with piano accompaniment where applicable. Any evidence of editing within movements will result in disqualification. Instructions on applying and uploading video recordings will be available starting on January 1, 2021 at: https://idrs.org/competitions

4. FINAL ROUND – Up to five finalists will be selected by the Preliminary Round judges with the results announced by May 1, 2021. The Final Round will be heard by a distinguished panel of judges in an open concert, at the International Double Reed Society Conference at The University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado, USA, July 26-31, 2021. The judges may select portions of the Final Round repertoire for performance at the competition. A professional accompanist will be provided for the contestants; however, contestants may elect to use an accompanist of their own choosing at their own expense. The decision of the judges is final. The judges may elect to award fewer prizes than outlined above or no prizes. IDRS will pay the registration fee and provide meals and lodging for each of the finalists for the duration of the Conference. The winner of the competition agrees to perform the entire Grunge Concerto by Scott McAllister in a concert during the 2021 IDRS Conference.

Any questions about competition repertoire or procedures can be directed to the Chair of the Competition:

Nermis Mieses, Chair
IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition for Oboe
Bowling Green State University 1031
Moore Musical Arts Center
Bowling Green, OH 43403
Phone: 1-419-372-2955
Email: mieses@idrs.org

For membership information, contact:

Edward Craig,
Membership Coordinator
P.O. Box 490
Riderwood, MD 21139
Phone: 1-410-871-0658
Fax: 1-866-647-7911,
Email: craig@idrs.org

To be considered, all application materials must be submitted on or before March 15, 2021.

Competition Repertoire

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.

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

Jean Coulthard
3 Nature Sketches from Japan for oboe and piano (Novello)

Antal Dorati
Duo Concertante for oboe and piano (Boosey & Hawkes)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Antal Dorati
Duo Concertante for oboe and piano (Boosey & Hawkes)

William Grant Still
Incantation and Dance (Carl Fischer)

Georg Philipp Telemann
Fantasia No. 3 in b minor (any edition) (all repeats)

Scott McAllister
Grunge Concerto (Lydmusic)