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The latest news and event announcements from around the double reed world.

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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION for BASSOON ENSEMBLE

20-22 April 2012 in STRASBOURG / France

This competition is organised as part of the 7th International Bassoon Festival
of the French “Association Bassons.”
Application deadline: March 1, 2012

Download the program: http://www.bassons.com/pages/articles/pdf/pdf_10.pdf

Interview with Bernard Garfield, former Principal Bassoonist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and an International Double Reed Society honorary member. Part 1 presents his recollections of studying piano and bassoon and his work with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The interview was recorded in June 9, 2010. Copyright 2011 by Terry B. Ewell and International Double Reed Society.

Download the mp3: https://www.idrs.org/multimedia/podcasts/Garfield1.mp3
 

Congratulations to everyone who entered the ADRA 2011 Double Reed Competition. The finalists selected for the competition are (in alphabetical order by last name):

Oboe

Chi-Yuen Cheng, Hong Kong
Qing Lin, China
Sun Shih Han, Taiwan
Nieh Yu Hsuan, Taiwan
Yu-Hey Sze, Hong Kong
(Alternate) Pie-Ling Liao, Taiwan

Bassoon

Benjamin Cefkin, United States of America
Jung-Tzu Lin, Taiwan
Laura Miller, United States of America
Vince Ocampo, Phillipines
Shih Min Tang, Taiwan
(Alternate) Ting Yuen Chan, Hong Kong

The alternates will be invited in case that a finalist is unable to play in the final round. 

The tape round judges were:

Christopher Schaub, Professor of Bassoon at Mahidol University (Chair)
Patrawut Punputhaphong, Principal Bassoon of the Thailand Philharmonic
Orchestra
Amy Galbraith, Professor of Oboe at Mahidol University
Keri McCarthy, Professor of Oboe at Washington State University
Hiroshi Matsushima, Professor of Flute at Mahidol University

The final round will take place on August 16, 2011, at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand. For more information about the ADRA, the conference, or the competition, see www.doublereedasia.org.

The following is the repertoire for the 2012 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition to be held during the IDRS Conference at Miami University in July of 2012 in Oxford, Ohio. Applications will be available soon.

  • Johann Friedrich Fasch: Sonata in C major, Masters Music or Editio Musica Budapest), entire work, all repeats
  • Paul Jeanjean: Prelude et scherzo (Leduc or Masters, ossia is permissible)
  • George Perle: BassoonMusic (E.C. Schirmer)
  • Franz Berwald: Concert Piece, op. 2 (Barenreiter; for the competition finals only)

Contact Peter Kolkay, Chair, for more information:
Telephone: (803) 777-3121
E-mail: pkolkay@mozart.sc.edu

Congratulations to our 2011 Young Artist Bassoon Competition Winners:

  • 1st place: Axel Benoit (France)
    Student of Carlo Colombo at Le Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon
  • 2nd place: Ananta Díaz (Venezuala)
    Former student of Leonardo Dean, Filiberto Nuñez, Geronis Bravo and Henning Trog
  • 3rd place: R. Conrad Cornelison (USA)
    Student of Patricia Rogers at The Juilliard School. Former teachers include Eric Stomberg, Matthew Schuler and Dan Duncan
  • Alternate:
    Stephen Duncan (USA)
    Student of Doug Spaniol at Butler University. Former teachers include Michael Dicker, Bill Buchman and David Oyen.

    The IDRS is extremely grateful to our panel of distinguished final round judges: Judith Farmer, Lecolian Washington and Andrea Zucco. The preliminary round judges were Whitney Crockett, Carlo Colombo and Lynn Hileman. The chair of the Young Artist Competition is Saxton Rose.

    We also wish to express our thanks to all competition entrants, and current/former teachers for their participation in the 2011 Young Artist Competition.

The following bassoonists have been named as finalists for the 2011 Young Artist Bassoon Competition. They will compete in the Final Stage of the Competition in an open concert at the IDRS meeting in Tempe, AZ, U.S.A. on June 2.

  • Axel Benoit (France)
    Student of Carlo Colombo at Le Conservatoire national supérieur musique et danse de Lyon
  • R. Conrad Cornelison (USA)
    Student of Patricia Rogers at The Juilliard School. Former teachers include Eric Stomberg, Matthew Schuler and Dan Duncan
  • Ananta Díaz (Venezuala)
    Former student of Leonardo Dean, Filiberto Nuñez, Geronis Bravo and Henning Trog
  • Alternate:

  • Stephen Duncan (USA)
    Student of Doug Spaniol at Butler University. Former teachers include Michael Dicker, Bill Buchman and David Oyen.

The IDRS is extremely grateful to our panel of distinguished preliminary round judges:
Whitney Crockett: Principal bassoon of Los Angeles Philharmonic

Carlo Colombo: Principal bassoon of Lyon National Opera Orchestra (France) and professor at the Lyon and Lausanne Conservatories

Lynn Hileman: Professor of Bassoon at West Virginia University

We wish also to express our thanks to all competition entrants, and current/former teachers for their participation in the 2011 Young Artist Competition.

The Asian Double Reed Association is a new organization dedicated to serving the needs of all double reed players in Asia. The 2011 ADRA conference is the inaugural event of the organization and is being hosted by Mahidol University, College of Music, located just outside of Bangkok, Thailand.

The conference will feature four full days of concerts by leading double reed artists, as well as masterclasses, presentations, vendor exhibits, and double reed ensembles for all members to participate in. There will be a special hall setup for student performances and all double reed players in attendance will be encouraged to join the mass double reed ensembles that will perform on the final day of the conference. The Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand’s leading orchestral ensemble, will be available for evening performances.

The conference will also feature a competition for oboe and bassoon with two separate categories (one for each instrument). The winners will receive a cash prize and an opportunity to perform a concerto with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra on the final concert of the conference. Contestants that place in the top 15 will receive a travel stipend to attend the conference.

The conference will also place an emphasis on traditional folk double reed instruments, promoting the historical culture of the region. Leading folk performers will be invited to present performances and research about these instruments.

The College of Music is the premier music school in Southeast Asia, offering world-class facilities with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, making the perfect venue to hold a conference.
The conference is open to all teachers, players, and students of the double reed instruments, as well as any fan and music lover. The College of Music and the ADRA welcome everyone to participate in this exciting event.

The conference will also present the The 1st International ADRA Oboe and Bassoon Competition:

Oboe Repertoire

1. J.S. Bach: Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1030
1st Movement
2nd Movement
Suggested publisher: Peters

2. Antal Dorati: Cinq Pieces pour le hautbois
1. La cigale et la fourmie
4. Berceuse
Suggested publisher: Boosey and Hawkes

3. W.A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto, K.314
Entire Piece
Suggested publisher: Barenreite

Note: The above suggested publishers are not mandatory.

Bassoon Repertoire

1. Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in E Minor, F.Viii, no. 6, RV 484, P137
Entire Piece
Any Publisher

2. Franz Berwald, Concert Piece in F, Op. 2
Entire Piece
Any Publisher

3. Francisco Mignone, 16 Valses para Fagote
3. Misterioso
7. Valsa
Any Publisher

The repertoire will be the same for both the tape round and the final round. The competition winners will perform the Mozart Oboe Concerto and the Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in E Minor with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, August 19.

Prizes

Oboe
1st Prize: 100,000 Thai Baht ($3300 approx)
2nd Prize: 75,000 Thai Baht
3rd Prize: 50,000 Thai Baht

Master of Music in Bassoon Performance 2011-2012 Academic Year

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach applied students and/or methods class; perform in regularly- scheduled chamber music classes; assist with departmental or research duties; or assist in the instrumental division.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Recitals; Chamber Music; Baylor Symphony; Wind Ensemble; Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, Waco Symphony

STIPEND AND TUITION REMISSION: Stipends and tuition remisison combine for a total of up to $24,245 for a full assistantship for two semesters. The full-time graduate assistantship tuition waiver covers all 30 hours of the degree, except for remedial courses in music history and music theory. The stipend is awarded for eight months and provides the student with approximately $810 per month for expenses. Assistantships are renewable for a second year. Partial assistantships may be offered.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Write immediately for application forms, audition materials, and other information to:

Dr. David Music, Director of Graduate Studies Baylor University School of Music One Bear Place #97408 Waco, TX 76798-7408

E-mail: David_Music@baylor.edu

AT THIS TIME, PLEASE NOTIFY AND SEND RECORDING TO:

Ms. Ann Shoemaker, Lecturer in Bassoon Baylor University School of Music One Bear Place #97408 Waco, TX 76798-7408

E-mail: Ann_Shoemaker@baylor.edu http://www.baylor.edu/music.

University of Arizona School of Music
Arizona Graduate Winds
Positions in Oboe and Bassoon

2011-2013 Auditions

The University of Arizona School of Music is pleased to announce auditions for the 2011-2013 Arizona Graduate Wind Quintet. The ensemble has won prizes in the Coleman and MTNA competitions and performs regionally and internationally as ambassadors for the University of Arizona.

Members of the quintet receive a financial award in the amount of $27,391. This Graduate Assistantship includes a tuition remission of nonresident and one-half of resident tuition, full individual health insurance and an annual stipend of $5825.

PROGRAM

Arizona Graduate Winds performers must be full-time master’s students, working towards a performance degree in their primary instrument. The student ensemble is coached by members of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble. In addition to their performance duties, members of the Arizona Graduate Winds work with supervising faculty in promotional, entrepreneurial, and technical facets of the chamber music industry.

For more information please contact:

William Dietz, bassoon (wdietz@u.arizona.edu)
Neil Tatman, oboe (oboenet@u.arizona.edu)
Arizona Graduate Winds Website
http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/arizonagraduatewinds/arizona_Graduate_winds/Welcome.html

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