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The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 38th annual Gillet-Fox competition being held for bassoonists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference August 28 – September 1, 2018, at the Palacio de Congresos in Granada, Spain. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 31, 2018). Application details will be available on January 1, 2018. Any questions can be addressed to Saxton Rose, Competition Chair, at roses@uncsa.edu.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. Bach Sonata no. 2 in D major for Violoncello and Harpsichord BWV 1028. Movements III. Andante and IV. Allegro (Barenreiter edition)
  2. Kirk O’Riordan, Temptation for solo bassoon
  3. Saint-Saens Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (Any edition) Movements I. Allegro Moderato and II. Allegro scherzando
  4. For Final Round Only

  5. Mozart Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra (Any edition)

The first round will consist of a video recording of the Bach, O’Riordan, and Saint-Saens as listed above​. The final live round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus the Mozart Concerto.​

In addition to cash prizes of 1st place $12000 US, 2nd place $8000 US, and three Honorable Mention awards of $3000 US, the 1st place winner will perform the Mozart Concerto with orchestra on the final evening of the 2018 conference.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 11th annual Young Artists Competition being held for oboists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference, August 28 – September 1, 2018, Palacio de Congresos, Granada, Spain. The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 30, 2018). Application details will be available on January 1, 2018. Any questions can be addressed to Geralyn Giovannetti, Competition Chair, at oboe@byu.edu.

Competition Repertoire:

  1. G. P. Telemann, Fantasie Nr. 8 in E Minor, TWV 40:9, all repeats, Barenreiter Edition.
  2. Franz Krommer, Oboe Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 52, Movements: 1. Allegro and 2. Adagio, Any Edition.
  3. Alyssa Morris, Four Personalities, Movements: 1. Yellow 3. Blue 4. Red, TrevCo Music Publishing.
  4. For final round only: Benjamin Godard, Légende Pastorale from Scénes écossaises, Op. 138, Any Edition.

The first round will consist of a video recording of the Telemann, Krommer and Morris as listed above​. The final round will consist of selections from the above works​ plus a performance of the Godard.​

In addition to cash prizes of 1st place, $6000 US, 2nd place, $4000 US and 3rd place, $2000 US, the 1st place winner will perform a public recital during the 2018 conference.

The Committee Members of the 2017 Young Artist Competition for Bassoon is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Alexander Grandal Hansen-Schwartz, Denmark
    Student of Professor Diego Chenna, Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany
  • Rosario Martinez Felipe, Spain
    Student of Ole Kristian Dahl, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
    Mannheim, Germany
  • Alejandro Rausell Raimundo, Spain
    Student of Gustavo Núñez, Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Alternate:

  • Clara Manaud, France
    Student of Carlo Colombo, CNSMD National Conservatory of Music ans Danse, Lyon,
    France

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 23 at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The winner will perform a recital during the conference and receive a cash prize of $6,000 US.

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MSc. Isabel Jeremias
Profesora Catedrática
Escuela de Artes Musicales
Universidad de Costa Rica
Directora de IDRS “Young Artist Competition for Bassoon”
cel: +506 8830 8743

On behalf of the 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Yurie Aramaki, JAPAN
    Student of Emanuel Abbühl and Prof. Satoki Aoyama
  • Samuel Bastos, PORTUGAL/SWITZERLAND
    Student of Maurice Bourgue, Thomas Indermühle, Martin Frutiger and José Fernando Silva
  • Claire Brazeau, USA
    Student of Allan Vogel, Laura Ahlbeck, Elaine Douvas, Dan Stolper
  • Andreas Oeste, USA
    Student of Nancy Ambrose King, Celeste Johnson, and Lorraine Duso
  • Gabriel Pidoux, FRANCE
    Student of Jacques Tys and Frédéric Tardy
  • Alternate

  • Zhihong Lin, CHINA
    Student of Jing Chun Jin

The finalists will compete at the IDRS Conference on June 23 at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. The winner will perform the Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 by Paul Patterson on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $12,000 US.

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Members of the Preliminary Stage Judging Panel:

Eduardo Martínez Caballer, Spain
Principal Oboe in Orquesta Ciudad de Granada
Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya

George Caird, England
Professor of Oboe, Birmingham Conservatory
Musical Director, Rotterdam Classical Music Academy

Mingjia Liu, USA-China
Principal Oboe of San Francisco Opera
Oboe Professor, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Founder of MusEcho LLC.

Céline Moinet, Germany-France
Principal Oboe of Staatskapelle Dresden
Oboe Professor, Hochschule für Musik Carl-Maria von Weber Dresden

Marlen Vavrikova, USA-Czech Republic
Oboe Professor, Grand Valley State University, Michigan

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

Marin Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne, in d minor for flute and continuo. Restoration by Jean-Claude Veilhan.
(Alphonse Leduc)

C.P.E. Bach
Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562)
Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro

York Bowen
Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso
(Chester)

Isang Yun
Piri (entire piece)
(Boosey & Hawkes)

Paul Patterson
Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102
(Josef Weinberger)

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Margaret Marco
Associate Professor of Oboe
Woodwind Division Director
School of Music
University of Kansas

I am happy to announce that Frank Swann has agreed to serve as exhibits coordinator for the 2017 IDRS conference at Lawrence University. Frank Swann studied oboe with Robert Sprenkle at the University of Rochester and graduated from Howard University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at Eastman Kodak for 9 years before relocating to Los Angeles, where he owned and operated a digital prepress/digital printing business. During these 25 years in LA, he was an active freelance oboist. Frank now resides in Washington, DC where he owns Capitol Cane, a double-reed cane business. He has served as an assistant with the exhibits for several IDRS conferences. Frank can be reached at swann@idrs.org. Also, please note that a merchants portal for conference exhibitors will be available on the IDRS website very soon. This will allow vendors to register online. More to come on this.

kws
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Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0410
Studio: 765-285-5511
sweger@idrs.org

13 February 2017

I am sorry to announce that Norma Hooks, our long-time Executive Secretary/Treasurer and friend, is experiencing some health problems.  She and her family have asked for all to respect their privacy as they work through these issues. Our thoughts go out to Norma and to her family.  Ed Craig has taken over many of Norma’s membership responsibilities.  If you have a question concerning your membership or if you have previously tried to contact Norma concerning membership issues, please send an email to Ed at craig@idrs.org; if you have any other questions concerning IDRS, you may contact me at sweger@idrs.org.

As many of you know, Howard Niblock, our co-host for the upcoming 2017 conference at Lawrence University, is also going through some health issues.  Current and former members of the IDRS Executive Committee are stepping up to assist Howard and Carl Rath as needed.  Please note that planning is moving ahead and we are looking forward to an exciting and successful conference In Appleton, Wisconsin from June 20 through 24.  If you have any questions, you can contact our hosts through their website www.idrs2017.org, Martin Schuring, our conference coordinator, at schuring@idrs.org, or me.  Information concerning exhibiting at IDRS2017 will be available very soon.
We recently completed some needed maintenance on our membership database.  I ask that if you have not already done so, to please renew your membership online at www.idrs.org.

To renew your membership, please login to www.idrs.org and select the RENEW button on the home page.

If you have forgotten or do not have a password for www.idrs.org, go to https://www.idrs.org/membership/password.php and enter your registered email address. If your email address is registered with IDRS, the server will email your password.

If your email address is not registered with IDRS, please select JOIN button on the home page.

By renewing/joining now online, you will be helping the society through this transition period.  Thank you for your continued support of the IDRS.
Best,

KWS

Keith Sweger
President, International Double Reed Society
Professor of Bassoon, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306
sweger@idrs.org 765-285-5511

The Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s competition, which will take place at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, USA in June 2017. Competition entries will be accepted starting on or around January 1, 2017 through an online application process. More information will be available at the end of August at http://idrs.org/competitions/ or contact Margaret Marco at mmarco@ku.edu.

The 2017 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition Repertoire:

  1. Marin Marais
    Les Folies d’Espagne, couplets 1, 2, 3, 8,9,12,13,14,15,16, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 1 (Alphonse Leduc)
  2. C.P.E. Bach
    Sonata in a minor for solo flute, Wq 132, (H562).
    Movement 1, Poco adagio & Movement 3, Allegro – (edition of entrant’s choice)
  3. York Bowen
    Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Op. 85, Movement 2, Andante espressivo and Movement 3, Allegro giocoso – (Chester)
  4. Isang Yun
    Piri (entire piece) – (Boosey & Hawkes)
  5. For final round only:

  6. Paul Patterson
    Phoenix Concerto, Op. 102 – (Josef Weinberger)

On behalf of the 2016 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition Committee, I am pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s competition:

  • Nanci Belmont, USA
    Teachers include Frank Morelli, Jeffrey Keesecker, Maurizio Venturini
  • Quinn Delaney, USA
    Teachers include John Hunt, William Buchman
  • Francesco Giussani, Italy
    Teachers include Giorgio Versiglia, Diego Chenna
  • Michael Kaulartz, Germany
    Teachers include Ole Kristian Dahl, Audun Halvorsen
  • Riccardo Terzo, Italy
    Teachers include Maurizio Barigione, Stepan Turnovsky, Marco Postinghel, Dag Jensen

The alternate is Zhongwang Wang, China. Teachers include William Winstead, George Sakakeeny, Eric Stomberg

The finalists will compete at the IDRS conference in Columbus, Georgia on June 29th. The winner will perform Bernhard Crusell’s Concertino on the final concert and receive a cash prize of $12,000 US. The second prize is a $8,000 US cash award. Other finalists will receive a $3000 US cash award.

The IDRS wishes to express our deepest appreciation to our preliminary round judges:

  • Mathias Rácz (Germany) Principal Bassoon of Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Professor at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
  • Fabián Contreras (Argentina) Principal Bassoon of Orquesta Sinfónica de Córdoba
  • Nicolasa Kuster (USA) University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music
  • Lansong Li (China) Principal Bassoon of China Philharmonic Orchestra and Professor at Central Conservatory of Music Beijing
  • Katarzyna Zdybel-Nam (Poland) Principal Bassoon of Wroclaw Symphony Orchestra and 1st prize winner of the 2012 Gillet-Fox Competition

Saxton Rose
Chair, Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Bassoon Competition

I am very pleased to announce that Alan Gilbert, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, has agreed to serve as Artistic Advisor to the IDRS in its 50th Anniversary Commissioning Project.  In this capacity, Maestro Gilbert will be working with the Executive Committee in identifying composers for the three works (oboe concerto/concertino, bassoon concerto/concertino and oboe, bassoon, piano trio) that will be commissioned for the 50th anniversary of our society.  Many thanks to Jeff Rathbun and Lenny Hindell who spearheaded the effort to have Maestro Gilbert join us in this project.

kws

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Keith Sweger
Professor of Bassoon
School of Music
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306-0410

President, International Double Reed Society
sweger@idrs.org

The National Olympic Memorial Youth Center
Tokyo, Japan, August 17, 2015

The Committee Members of the 2015 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition for Oboe are pleased to announce the final results for this year’s competition:

1st Place
Sergio Sanchez, VENEZUELA
Student of Marcos Tarazona, Hermes Nunes, Victor Morles, Ricardo Riveiro, Diethelm Jonas, David Walter and Jacques Tys

2nd Place
Bunkichi Arakawa, JAPAN
Student of Sholo Ikeda, Tomoyuki Hirota, Satoki Aoyama, Yoshiaki Obata

Honorable Mention
Stuart Breczinski, USA
Student of Jacqueline Leclair, Humbert Lucarelli, Mark Weiger, John Snow, Rachel Brudnoy

Andrew Kawai, AUSTRALIA
Student of Seng Tong and Jeffrey Crellin

Huijing Xu, CHINA
Student of Dun Zhu, Lu Tang, Christian Schmitt, Francois Leleux

Competition Repertoire
Antonio Vivaldi
Sonata in C Minor, RV 53, entire work, take repeats in movement 3 only

Heinz Holliger Sonate, movements 3 and 4

Katherine Hoover Sonata for Oboe and Piano, movements 2 and 3

Final Round: Eugene Goossens, Oboe Concerto, Op. 45

The Members of the Gillet-Fox Oboe Committee and the Officers of the Executive Committee are deeply appreciative of the time, effort and expertise of the judging panel.

Members of the Preliminary Stage Judging Panel:
Robert Atherholt. Professor of Oboe, The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Retired Principal Oboe, The Houston Symphony.
 
Sarah Francis. Fellow of the Royal College of Music and former Professor. Solo Oboist and Director of the London Harpsichord Ensemble.

Anne Gilby. Professor of Oboe, the University of Melbourne. Founding President of the Australasian Double Reed Society.
 
Làszlò Hadady.  Professor of Chamber Music, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
 
Marion Kuszyk.  Associate Principal Oboe, Los Angeles Philharmonic. Oboe Faculty, University of Southern California.

Members of the Final Stage Judging Panel:
Celia Craig. Principal Oboe, Adelaide Symphony. Lecturer in Oboe, Elder Conservatorium. Associate, Royal Academy of Music. Past-President, Australasian Double Reed Society.

Nancy Ambrose King, Professor of Oboe, University of Michigan. Former President, International Double Reed Society.

Yoshi Obata. Professor of Oboe, Tokyo University of the Arts.

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Principal Oboe, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Oboe Faculty, Kennesaw State University.

Song-Lam Yiu, Director and Solo Oboe, Hong Kong Wind Kamerata.  Faculty, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. 

Members of the Competition Committee:
Margaret Marco (Chair), Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Eric Stomberg

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