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Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition

The Norma Hooks Young Artist 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.

The 2020 Norma Hooks Young Artist competition is for oboe and will take place June 23-27, 2020, at the University of 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.

The Preliminary Round judges for 2019 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Bassoon are:

  • Gonzalo Brusco, Bassoon, Orquesta Sinfónica de Cordoba, Professor at Conservatorio Provincial Felix Garzón (Argentina)
  • Maya Stone, Bassoon, Sphinx Orchestra and Rushes, Alabama (USA)
  • Annette Winker, Bassoon, Pocket Orchestra and Offenburger Ensemble, Professor at Musikhochschule Freiburg (Germany)

The Final Round judges for 2019 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Bassoon are:

  • Yoshi Ishikawa, Professor of Bassoon, University of Colorado Boulder, Collete of Music, USA
  • Amy Pollard, Principal Bassoon, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Bassoon Professor, University of Georgia, USA
  • Matthias Racz, Principal Bassoon Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Bassoon, Germany

The Norma Hooks Young Artist Bassoon finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Enrico Bassi, Italy. Studies at Conservatorio “A. Boito”, Parma, Italy with Luca Reverberi.
  • Nicola Contini, Italy. Studies at Musikhochschule Freiburg with Professor Diego Chenna and Conservatorio di Música G. Verdi di Milano with Leonardo Dosso.
  • Rachael Lee*, USA/Taiwan. Studies at Curtis Institute of Music with Daniel Matsukawa and studied with I-Hsiu Chen.
  • Alternate: María Bernal Sandoval, Spain. Studies at Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía de Madrid with Gustavo Núñez.

* Not performing in Tampa

NHYAC Oboe Contact:
Geralyn Giovannetti, Chair
E-mail: oboe@byu.edu

Applications will open in January 2020.

2020 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition Repertoire

Repertoire for the preliminary round:

1. Francesco Geminiani
Sonata in E Minor for Oboe and Piano (entire piece, all repeats) (Hortus Musicus, Germany

2. August Klughardt
Concertino in F Major for Oboe and Piano, op.18 (Universal Edition, Austria)

Repertoire for the final round:

1. August Klughardt
Concertino in F Major for Oboe and Piano, op.18 (Universal Edition, Austria)

2. Francis Poulenc
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Revised Edition 2004 (Chester)

3. Malcom Arnold
Fantasy for Oboe, op. 90 (Faber, England)