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Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition

The Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition alternates each year between oboe and bassoon and is for players who have not reached their 22nd 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 Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Bassoon Repertoire:

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

Njabulo Phungula
Circles for solo bassoon (published by the composer)

Libby Larsen
Jazz Variations for solo bassoon (E.C. Schirmer)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Libby Larsen  
Jazz Variations for solo bassoon (E.C. Schirmer)

Osvaldo Lacerda
Suite for bassoon and piano (Edition Viento/Trevco)

HyeKyung Lee
Dreaming in Colours for bassoon and piano (published by the composer)

2023 Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon Contact:

Jennifer Auerbach, Chair
E-mail: auerbach@idrs.org

The winners of the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Oboe (in alphabetical order) are:

  • 1st Prize: Kara Poling (USA), student of Elaine Douvas at The Juilliard School/li>
  • 2nd Prize: Franz Hartmann (Germany), student of Dominik Wollenweber at the Carl Philip Emanuel Bach Gymnasium Berlin
  • 3rd Prize: Klara Borgqvist (Sweden), student of Max Artved at The Royal Danish Academy of Music

The finalists of the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Oboe (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Klara Borgqvist (Sweden), Student of Max Artved at The Royal Danish Academy of Music
  • Franz Hartmann (Germany), Student of Dominik Wollenweber at the Carl Philip Emanuel Bach Gymnasium Berlin
  • Kara Poling (USA), Student of Elaine Douvas at The Juilliard School

The alternate is: Josef Wijk (Sweden), student of Marten Larsson at the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Oboe Repertoire:

The repertoire for the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by the NHYAC Advisory Committee, Celeste Johnson, chair, Yiu Song Lam and Lora Schafer.

Repertoire for the Preliminary Round:

Jenni Brandon,
Wood Song for solo oboe
(hard copy or digital download from composer: www.jennibrandon.com)

Alessandro Besozzi
Sonata No. 1 in D Major
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
(Schott) with repeats.
(may be accompanied by piano or harpsichord)

Repertoire for the Final Round:

Alessandro Besozzi,
Sonata No. 1 in D Major
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
(Schott) with repeats.
(A harpsichord will be provided should the finalists want to use one)

Ulysses Kay
Suite in B
I. Prelude
II. Recitative and Air
III. Dance
(Prairie Dawg Press; Also available through digital download and purchase from Imagine Music Publishing)

Madeleine Dring
Three Piece Suite for Oboe and Piano
I.Showpiece
II.Romance
III.Finale
(Emerson Edition)

The repertoire for the 2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by the NHYAC Advisory Committee, Celeste Johnson, chair, Yiu Song Lam and Lora Schafer.

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist International Competition for Oboe Preliminary Round Judges:

Advisory committee: Chair: Celeste Johnson / Committee members: Yiu Song Lam & Lora Schaefer

  • Hassan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Oboe and Coordinator of Teaching Artistry, University of South Carolina (USA)
  • Vivana Salcedo, Assistant Principal Oboe, National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia; Oboe Professor, Pontifical Xavierian University and Central University, Bogotá (Colombia)
  • Christian Wetzel, , Professor of Oboe at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln“ , Conservatory of Music and Dance, Cologne (Germany)

2022 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Contact:

Celeste Johnson, Chair
E-mail: johnson@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 Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon International Competition 2021

  • Hans Agreda, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Principal Contrabassoon. Zurich University of the Arts, Contrabassoon Teacher (Switzerland)
  • Gilbert Dejean, American Symphony Orchestra, 3rd Bassoon & Contrabassoon. Double Entendre Double Reed Ensemble, Member, Opera Saratoga, Principal Bassoon (USA)
  • Lorelei Dowling, Vienna Music and Arts Private University, Contrabassoon Professor, Graz University PPCM, Contemporary Bassoon Teacher. Lucerne Festival Academy, Bassoon Teacher (Austria)

Final Round Judges list for the Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon International Competition 2021

  • Catherine Carignan, former Principal Bassoon of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic, Brazil and board member of the Brazilian Double Reed Society. (Brazil)
  • Lamar Curtis. Chicago Sinfonietta, South Florida Symphony. Chicago, IL (USA)
  • Kai-Yu Jian. National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. (Taiwan)
  • Maya Stone. Huntsville Symphony. Nashville, TN (USA)
  • Tia Wortham. Howard University. Washington, D.C (USA)