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The 2015 Young Artist Competition Committee is pleased to announce the repertoire for next year’s bassoon competition which will take place in Tokyo, Japan. Competition entries will be accepted starting on January 1, 2015. For more information, check idrs.org/competitions/ or contact competition chair Saxton Rose.

The 2015 Young Artist Bassoon Competition Repertoire:
Koželuh: Concerto in C, movement I (any edition)

Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, movement III, Molto Adagio and Allegro Moderato (any edition)

Mignone: From Sixteen Waltzes for Solo Bassoon (any edition)

  • Pattapiada
  • Apanhei-te meu fagotinho (Valsa paródia)
  • A Boa Páscoa Para Você Devos!
  • Valsa-Choro

For Final Round Only
Doppler: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26 movement I Molto Andante, arranged by Masahito Tanaka (Dolce Gakki)

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 IDRS Young Artist Oboe competition. These finalists were chosen from a strong field of twenty-one applicants from nine countries: Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA, and Venezuela. It was exciting to hear such a talented and diverse group of oboists.

The finalists (in alphabetical order) are Joshua Loretig, USA (student of Richard Woodhams), Jesus Morillas Alonso of Spain (student of Christian Schmitt and David Zúñiga Hidalgo) and Emily Moscoso, USA (student of Rebecca Henderson). The alternate selected is William Welter, USA (student of Richard Woodhams). The International Double Reed Society wishes to extend the utmost gratitude to the first-round judges Nicholas Daniel (UK/Germany), Dwight Parry (USA) and Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA). Please plan to attend the final competition on Thursday, August 7th at the conference in New York, NY, USA.

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition. The five finalists were chosen from a field of 53 applicants from all over the world. The five finalists chosen by the judges (in alphabetical order) are:

Dana Jackson (Santa Barbara Symphony and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, student of Richard Beene, Christopher Millard, Lewis Kirk, Judith Farmer, Francine Peterson)

Michael Kaulartz (student of Ole Kristian Dahl)

Miles Maner (Chicago Symphony, student of Benjamin Kamins and Kristin Wolfe Jensen)

Sebastian Stevensson (Royal Danish National Symphony, student of Ole Kristian Dahl and Knut Sönstevold)

Mathis Kaspar Stier (Mahler Jugendorchester and National Youth Orchestra of Germany, student of Eberhard Marschall, Lyndon Watts, and Markus Fromm)

The alternate is:
Simon Van Holen (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, student of Gustavo Núñez)

The preliminary round judges were Judith Farmer (USA), Gaëlle Habert (France), Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan), Harry Searing (USA), and Lyndon Watts (Australia/Germany). Many thanks to those judges for all the hours they put in evaluating the applications. The final round will take place on August 8, 2014 with the winner of the competition featured on the closing night of the conference.

Dear IDRS members,
It is that time of year when we consider nominations for honorary membership to IDRS. This is an excellent opportunity for our society to recognize those of extraordinary distinction. If you have any suggestions, please send them to me (stomberg@idrs.org).

Sincerely,
Eric Stomberg
1st Vice President
IDRS

We are pleased to announce the preliminary round judges for this year’s 2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon and Young Artist Oboe Competitions.

2014 Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition
Judith Farmer (USA)
Gaëlle Habert (France, winner of the 2002 competition)
Yoshihide Kiryu (Japan)
Harry Searing (USA)
Lyndon Watts (Australia/Germany)

Young Artist Oboe Competition
Nicholas Daniel (UK, Germany)
Dwight Parry (USA)
Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz (USA)

Many thanks to these judges for what will be a difficult task! Finalists will be announced May 1.

Announcing the 2014 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition for Bassoon, to be held at the IDRS Conference at New York University and open to oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday before the date of the final audition, August 8, 2014. Applications will be accepted from January 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2014. Details are available in the .pdf file below and more information can be obtained at https://www.idrs.org/competitions.

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair at kolkay@idrs.org with any questions.

Announcing the 2014 Young Artist Competition for Oboe, to be held at the IDRS Conference at New York University and open to oboists who have not reached their 22nd birthday by the final round of the competition, August 7th, 2014. Applications will be accepted from January 1st, 2014 to March 15th, 2014. Details are available in the .pdf file below and more information can be obtained at https://www.idrs.org/competitions.

pdfDownload the competition brochure in English, Spanish, German, French, and Japanese

Please contact Michele Fiala, Competition Chair at Michele@fiala.com with any questions.

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 33rd annual Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox performance competition being held for bassoonists during the 2014 annual conference, held August 5-9 at New York University in New York, NY, USA. The competition is for bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (August 8, 2014). Application details will be available by January 1, 2014. Any questions can be addressed to Peter Kolkay, Competition Chair, at kolkay@idrs.org.

Competition Repertoire:

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major, RV 477/F. VIII No. 13/P. 46 (complete with repeats; any edition)
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Concerto in F major, movement 1 (for the preliminary-round recording please begin in measure 55, seven measures before the bassoon entrance; any edition)
  • Henri Dutilleux: Sarabande et cortège (Leduc)
  • Elliott Carter: Retracing for solo bassoon (Boosey and Hawkes)

The final round will consist of all of the above works, including the complete Hummel concerto. The winner of the competition will perform the Hummel concerto with orchestra at the Conference.

I am pleased to announce the repertoire for the 2014 Young Artist Oboe Competition. The repertoire for the 2014 IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition was selected by Martin Schuring, Dan Stolper and Michele Fiala. It was announced at the General Meeting during the conference. The repertoire follows:

  • CPE Bach Sonata in g minor for oboe and basso continuo, Wq 135, Breitkopf Edition, Movements One and Three (with repeats)
  • Saint-Saens Sonata for Oboe, any edition (second and third movements)
  • Antal Dorati Duo Concertante (second movement only)
  • Parma, Raffaele “Potpourri on Themes of Rigoletto,” Spartan Press (Reserved for the finals)

Applications will close March 15th, 2014 and finalists will be announced by May 1st, 2014. More information will be posted in the future at www.idrs.org/competitions

1st Prize: Mingyuan Yang

2nd Prize: Thomas English

3rd Prize: Ben Roidl-Ward

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