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The application for the 2011 IDRS Young Artist Bassoon Competition is now available.

pdfDownload the YAC Application

To be considered, all application materials must be received on or before February 15, 2011. Repertoire listed here.

The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 2, 2011) and will take place at the annual conference May 31-June 4, 2011 in Tempe, AZ, USA. First prize for the 2011 competition is a $3000 US cash award. The second prize is a $2000 US cash award. The third prize is a $1000 US cash award. For questions, please contact chair Saxton Rose.

10th Annual Chieri International Competition for woodwind and brass instruments.
2010: Flute – Bassoon, Trumpet-Trombone. Application due Oct. 23rd.

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Video of the Gillet-Fox Competition and other selected performance/master classes are now available to IDRS members:

2010 conference video

2010 (Bassoon): Norman, Oklahoma USA June 22-26, 2010

  • Winner: Philipp Zeller, Germany
  • Second Place: Sophie Dartigalongue, France
  • Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Constantin Barcov, Romania; Emily Hultmark, England/Sweden; Fei Xie, China/USA

Repertoire:

  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in e minor, op. 38
    Movements I, III
  • Jean Françaix: Divertissement pour Basson et Quintette á cordes
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sonata in d minor for Solo Bassoon, arr. by Mordechai Rechtman
  • Francisco Mignone: Concertino for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the Young Artists performance competition being held for bassoonists in the summer of 2011 at the annual conference May 31-June 4, 2011 in Tempe, AZ, USA. Bassoonists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 2, 2011) are eligible to enter. First prize for the 2011 competition is a $3000 US cash award. The second prize is a $2000 US cash award. The third prize is a $1000 US cash award. Further details will be available in the competition brochure and on this website in early fall. For questions, please contact chair Saxton Rose.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. Georg Philipp Telemann
    Fantasia No. 4 in d minor
    Entire work, all repeats
    Bocal Music, published and distributed by Prairie Dawg Press
  2. François Devienne
    Sonata for bassoon and continuo in F major Op. 24 No. 3
    Entire work, no repeat in movement I
    Edition of entrant’s choice
  3. Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Concerto for bassoon and orchestra
    Movement II
    Edition and cadenza of entrant’s choice
  4. André Previn
    Sonata for bassoon and piano
    Movement I
    G. Schirmer
  5. For final round only:

  6. Eugène Bozza
    Récit, Sicilienne et Rondo for bassoon and piano
    A. Leduc

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 30th annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for oboists in the summer of 2011 at the annual conference in Tempe, AZ, USA. Further details will be available in the competition brochure and on this website in early fall. For questions, please contact Margaret Marco, mmarco@ku.edu.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. J.S. Bach
    G Minor Sonata, BWV 1030b
    movements 2 and 3, no repeats (Edition Peters)
  2. Dirk-Michael Kirsch
    Ganymed
    movements 3, 4 & 5 (Accolade Musikverlag)
  3. Henri Dutilleux
    Sonata
    movements 1 and 2 (Alphonse Leduc)
  4. Clara Schumann
    Romance No. 2 for Violin (oboe), Op. 22 (Beitkopf und Haertel)
  5. Bohuslav Martinu
    Concerto (Eschig) (entire concerto; final round only)

The 6th Henri Tomasi International Woodwind Quintet Competition will be held Frebruary 21-26, 2011 in Marseille France. Three prizes estimated at 12,000 euros (total) will be awarded. Average age of the quintet must not exceed 35 years. Registration is open as of December 31, 2010. For more information and repertoire see the conference website.

The finalists and alternate for the 2010 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition have been selected.  The finalists, listed alphabetically, are:

  • Constantin Barcov, former student of Ronald Wirt and Dag Jensen
  • Sophie Dartigalongue, former student of Carlo Colombo and Jean Pignoly
  • Emily Hultmark, former student of Martin Gatt, Graham Salvage, Volker Tessmann, Stepan Turnovsky, Robin O’Neill, and Anders Engstrom
  • Fei Xie, former student of George Sakakeeny and Benjamin Kamins
  • Philipp Zeller, former student of Albrecht Holder and Dag Jensen
  • The selected alternate is:

  • Amanda Swain, student of Christopher Millard and Lewis Kirk, former student of Kristin Wolfe Jensen and Jeff Robinson

The Gillet-Fox final round will be held in Sharp Hall on Friday, June 25, from 9:00am-11:30am at the IDRS2010 conference, hosted by the University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK, USA.  The final round is open to conference attendees.  The winner of the competition will perform the Mignone Concertino with orchestra on the Saturday, June 26 evening concert.

Judges for the preliminary round were:

  • Pascal Gallois, International Musikinstitut (Darmstadt); Hochschule für Musik und Theater (Zurich)
  • Peter Kolkay, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of South Carolina; Principal Bassoon, South Carolina Philharmonic
  • Bram van Sambeek, Principal Bassoon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Alexandre Silvério, Principal Bassoon, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
  • Robert Williams, Principal Bassoon, Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Instructor of Bassoon, Wayne State University

The IDRS expresses its thanks to the preliminary round judges, all competition entrants, and current/former teachers for their participation in the 2010 Gillet-Fox competition.

Keith Sweger, Chair, 2010 Gillet-Fox International Bassoon Competition

The finalists of the 2010 Young Artist Competition for Oboe have been chosen.

The three finalists (listed alphabetically) are:

  • Gina Ford, a student of Erin Hannigan at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Camille Joutard, a student of Jean-Louis Capezzali and Jérôme Guichard at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Lyon, France
  • Matt Lengas, a student of Richard Killmer at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, USA

The designated alternate is:

John Upton, a student of Richard Killmer at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, USA

The finalists will perform in the final round, which will be held Thursday morning, June 24, 2010 at IDRS2010 at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA. The winner of the competition will perform a recital on Friday morning, June 25, 2010 at IDRS2010.

The preliminary round judges were:

Washington Barella, Solooboist of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg; Visiting Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Köln
Dr. Doris DeLoach, Professor of Oboe, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Dr. Rebecca Schalk Nagel, Professor of Oboe, University of South Carolina; principal oboe, South Carolina Philharmonic.
The IDRS extends its thanks to the preliminary round judges, the candidates who submitted recordings for consideration, and their teachers.

Timothy Clinch, Oboe Coordinator, International Double Reed Society Young Artist Competition

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The IDRS Video Enhancement Project on www.idrs.org is now complete.  The video archive available on www.idrs.org is now served via a database engine. The database engine permits members to search through all IDRS video recordings on the www.idrs.org site with the use of key words. For example, upon entering the key words “low strings,” the database will find video Popov_shastakovitch_1Mbps_Stream-H264performances of the Concerto for bassoon and low strings (1975), by Sofia Gubaidulina, and the Concerto for bassoon and low strings, by Ana Sokolovic, both performed by Stephane Levesque during the most recent IDRS conference at Birmingham, UK. Both examples are also in HD! The database also allows for a broad search. For example, one can find and display all thirty-five available video recordings of performances and master classes from the 2006 IDRS conference. To access the video site, members can look for the multimedia link on the www.idrs.org home page.

Currently, there are 210 video segments available on www.idrs.org, which are comprised of performances, master classes, interviews and a complete video archive of the Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox International Competition from the past seven years. All video segments of performances are available to IDRS members only.

In 2002, Yoshi Ishikawa, editor of IDRS OnLine publications and former president of IDRS (1994-1997), conceived, created, and began the IDRS Video Enhancement Project. The objective of this project has been to produce one-of-a-kind, historical, and innovative video segments, which will inspire, educate, and entertain performers, pedagogues and students of double reed instruments. The goal has been to make available these video segments to the public via the most current technology.Levewque_1Mbps_Stream-H264

Ishikawa is assisted by Saxton Rose, associate editor of IDRS OnLine publications. The current and former video crew includes Saxton Rose, Brian Jack, Michael Christoph, Eric Johnson and George Downing. Ishikawa is the professor bassoon performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, and Saxton Rose is a member of the artist faculty (bassoon performance) at the University of North Carolina, School of Music. Both Yoshi Ishikawa and Saxton Rose are active as soloists and have performed and presented master classes throughout Europe, Asia, Oceania, and South America. Video segments, which feature both Ishikawa and Rose, are part of the IDRS Video collection.

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