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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.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the third annual performance competition for young artists.

First prize for the 2010 competition is a $2000 US cash award. The second prize is a $1000 US cash award. The third prize is a $500 US cash award.

pdfDownload the application to print

1. Eligibility. Oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 24, 2010) are eligible to enter, but no previous first prize winner of the IDRS Young Artist Competition is eligible to participate. All entrants must be current members of the IDRS. For membership information, contact:

Norma Hooks, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
2423 Lawndale Rd.
Finksburg, MD 21048-1401

Telephone: (410) 871-0658
Fax: (410) 871-0659
E-mail: norma4idrs@verizon.net

2. Levels of Competition. There are two levels of competition.
A. Preliminary Stage. All entrants must send a completed application form; an application fee of $35 US payable to IDRS by check drawn against a US bank or by credit card (VISA or Mastercard only); and a CD containing the repertoire listed below, performed in the order listed, to the competition chairman. The recording should include:

  • G. F. Handel: Sonata in B-flat Major, “Fitzwilliam”, Movements 2 and 3, with repeats
    (Nova Music edition)
  • Hummel: Introduction, Theme and Variations, Variation 4 through the end
    (Kunzelman or Musica Rara edition)
  • Gordon Jacob: Seven Bagatelles for solo oboe, all movements
    (Oxford University Press)
  • Edmund Rubbra: Sonata in C for Oboe and Piano, Op. 100, movement 1
    (Masters Music)

To be considered, all application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2010. Entries should be mailed to:
Timothy Clinch, Chair, IDRS Young Artist Competition for Oboe
School of Music – MIB132
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410 USA

Telephone: 765-285-5549
Fax: 765-285-5578
E-mail: tclinch@bsu.edu

B. Final Stage – Three finalists will be selected by the competition committee, with the results announced by April 15, 2010. If selected for the finals, all applicants must agree to appear and perform in the finals. The final round will be heard by a distinguished panel of judges in an open concert at the International Double Reed Society meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, USA, June 22-26, 2010. Repertoire for the final round will be the same as that for the preliminary stage, except the finalists must be prepared to perform the entire Hummel Introduction, Theme, and Variations; the judges will select portions of the repertoire for use in the competition. A professional accompanist will be provided for the contestants; however, contestants may elect to use an accompanist of their own choosing at their own expense. The decision of the judges is final. The judges may elect to award fewer prizes than outlined above or no prizes. IDRS will pay the registration fee for the entire conference week for each finalist. The winner of the competition will agree to perform a half-hour program selected from the competition repertoire on a concert during the 2010 IDRS Conference.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the 30th annual performance competition for oboists and bassoonists. The competition is dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and Honorary member of the IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949. First prize for the 2010 competition is an $8,000 US cash award. The second prize is a $3,000 US cash award. Other finalists will receive a $1000 US cash award.

pdfDownload the application to print

1. ELIGIBILITY.
Bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday before the date of the final audition (July 25, 2010) are eligible to enter, but no previous first prize winner of the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition is eligible to participate. All entrants must be current members of the IDRS. For membership information, contact:

Norma Hooks, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
International Double Reed Society
2423 Lawndale Rd.
Finksburg, MD 21048-1401
Telephone: (410) 871-0658
Fax: (410) 871-0659
E-mail: norma4idrs@verizon.net
www.idrs.org

2. LEVELS OF COMPETITION.
There are two levels of competition.
A. Preliminary Stage – All entrants must send a completed application form; an application fee of $75 US payable to IDRS by check drawn against a US bank or by credit card (VISA and Mastercard only); and a CD containing the entire repertoire list, performed in the order listed, to the competition chair. The works on the CD must include piano accompaniment and contain the following:

1. Johannes Brahms
Sonata for Piano and Violoncello in e minor, op. 38
Movements I, III, no repeat
(recommended edition: G. Henle Verlag 18)

2. Jean Françaix
Divertissement pour Basson et Quintette á cordes (Réduction pour Piano)
Movements I-IV
(B. Schott’s Söhne FAG 17)

3. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata in d minor for solo bassoon, arr. by Mordechai Rechtman
Movements I-III, all repeats
(Emerson Edition 258)

To be considered, all application materials must be received on or before March 1, 2010. Entries should be mailed to:

Keith W. Sweger, Chair,
IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition for Bassoon
School of Music – MIB125
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410 USA
Telephone: (765) 285-5511
Fax: (765) 285-5578
E-mail: ksweger@bsu.edu

B. Final Stage – Up to five finalists will be selected by the competition committee, with the results announced by April 15, 2010. The final round will be heard by a distinguished panel of judges in an open concert at the International Double Reed Society meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, USA, June 22-26, 2010. Repertoire for the final round will be the same as that for the preliminary Stage with the addition of the Francisco Mignone Concertino for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra, (LRQ Publishing LRQ 1a), movements I-II. The judges will select portions of each of the four pieces listed above for use in the competition. A professional accompanist will be provided for the contestants, however, contestants may elect to use an accompanist of their own choosing at their own expense. The decision of the judges is final. The judges may elect to award fewer prizes than outlined above or no prizes. IDRS will provide meals and lodging for each of the finalists for the duration of the Conference. The winner of the competition will agree to perform the entire Mignone Concertino on a concert during the 2010 IDRS Conference.

The IDRS would like to congratulate the following bassoonists who took part in the finals of the Young Artist Competition in Birmingham, England on Thursday, July 23, 2009.

First Place: Lola Descours, France ($2000 Cash Prize)
Second Place: Sophie Dartigalongue, France ($1000 Cash Prize)
Honorable Mention: Joseph Grimmer, USA ($500 Cash Prize)

IDRS would also like to thank the following people for their wonderful artistry and service to the society:
Jo Sealey, pianist

Final Round Judges
Isabel Jeremias
Phillip Kolker
Marc Vallon

Preliminary Round Judges
Sue Heineman
Jeff Keesecker
Amy Marinello

The inaugural Young Artist Competition in bassoon was a great success! We look forward to the next YAC in bassoon in 2011 in Tempe, Arizona, USA.

Eric Stomberg
Chair, Young Artist Competition in bassoon
International Double Reed Society

We are pleased to announce the finalists and alternate in the 2009 Young Artist Competition in Bassoon. Three finalists will compete in the Final Stage of the competition at the IDRS Conference in Birmingham, England in July.

The three finalists are:
Sophie Dartigalongue (student of Carlo Columbo and Jean Pignoly)
Lola Descours (student of Laurent Lefevre, Gilbert Audin and Dag Jensen)
Andrew Pattison (student of George Sakakeeny)

The alternate is:
Joey Grimmer (student of William Winstead).

We would like to thank our preliminary round judges for their time and expertise:

Sue Heineman, Principal Bassoonist, National Symphony Orchestra
Jeff Keesecker, Professor of Bassoon, Florida State University
Amy Marinello, Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of Georgia (formerly Baylor University)

We are please to announce the finalists and alternates in the 2009 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition. Five finalists will compete in the Final Stage of the competition at the IDRS Conference in Birmingham, England in July.

Christopher Bouwman, Spain, Solo Oboe with Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, student of Maurice Bourge, Han de Vries, Pauline Oostenrijk

Jung Choi, Korea, Binghamton Philharmonic, student of Richard Killmer, Jung Duk Kim, Soo Keum Kim, Yun Jung Lee

Heather Peyton, U.S., Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Symphony Orchestra, student of Jan Eberle, Theodore Baskin, Nicholas Daniel

Lin Qing, Switzerland, instructor of oboe, Xi An Conservatory of Music, student of Maurice Bourgue, Yiu Song Lam, Sun Ming Hong, Zhao Bao Ping, Chen Zhong Hui

Philippe Tondre, France, Solo Oboe with the Radio Symphony Orchester Stuttgart, student of D. Walter, J. Tyss, F. Tardy

Alternate:

Youn Joo Lee, Guest Principal, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, student of Linda Strommen and Joseph Robinson

We would once again like to thank our preliminary round judges for their time and expertise:

Jean-Louis Capezzali, Soloist and Professor of Oboe at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon
Khanyafi Chinakaev, Principal Oboist, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboist, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Paige Morgan, Associate Professor of Oboe, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Allan Vogel, Principal Oboist, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Preliminary Round CDs containing the following repertoire are due on April 1: Vivaldi: Sonata RV 28 in g minor, movements I, II, III & IV, all repeats, (Breitkopf and Hartel); Nikos Skalkottas: Concertino for Oboe and Piano (Margun), movements I, II & III; Antal Dorati: Cinq Pieces pour le hautbois, movements 1, 2 & 5 (Boosey and Hawkes.)

Please see complete contest rules at http://www.gilletfox.org/

We are extremely grateful to the following individuals who have graciously agreed to volunteer their time to serve as preliminary round judges:

  • Jean-Louis Capezzali, Soloist and Professor of Oboe at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Lyon
  • Khanyafi Chinakaev, Principal Oboist, St. Petersburg Philharmonic
  • Erin Hannigan, Principal Oboist, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Paige Morgan, Associate Professor of Oboe, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
  • Allan Vogel, Principal Oboist, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Announcement for Gillet competition entrants concerning CD’s for the Preliminary Round: In movement V of Dorat’s “Cinq Pieces,” the composer calls for the word “voilá” to be spoken at the end of the movement. In order to preserve entrants’ anonymity on the CD required for the preliminary round, the word “voilá” may be omitted, spoken by the performer or by someone other than the performer (perhaps one’s French teacher!) The judges of the preliminary round will be notified of this special circumstance. Contestants may record the Vivaldi Sonata with either piano or harpsichord accompaniment.

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