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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.

Congratulations to the finalists of the 2020 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition and the Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition.

Due to the recent cancellation of the 49th IDRS Conference in Iowa City, and after much deliberation, the IDRS Executive Committee has decided that the 2020 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition and the Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition will not celebrate a final round. The 2020 IDRS Competition Finalists will be honoured and invited to perform in the IDRS 2021 conference in Boulder, Colorado.

They will also receive a cash prize:

  • The five 2020 Fernand Gillet- Hugo Fox Competition finalists will receive a cash prize of $2000 USD
  • The three 2020 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition finalists will receive a cash prize of $1000 USD

The 2020 Norma Hooks Young Artist Oboe Competition finalists (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Yuening Ning, China, attends the Affiliated High School of China Central Academy of Music where he studies with Mr. Jin Jingchun
  • Sophia Oehlers, USA, attends The University of Colorado, Boulder where she studies with Peter Cooper and Jason Lichtenwalter
  • Biah Park, South Korea, attends the Korea National University of Arts where she studies with Ingo Goritzki and Ji-Won Yoon

The IDRS Executive Committee very much appreciates the hard work and energy put into these competitions by the Competition Chairs, Albie Micklich (GF) and Geralyn Giovannetti (NHYAC). The IDRS Executive Committee also thanks the Preliminary Round Judges for their time and work:

2020 Norma Hooks Young Artist Competition for Oboe Preliminary Judges:

  • Roger Cole, Principal Oboe, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (Canada)
  • Bengt Rosengren, Principal Oboe, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Sweden)
  • Sherry Sylar, Associate Principal Oboe, New York Philharmonic (USA)

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)