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

Gerald Corey – Interview with Ron Klimko

It is with deep sadness that the IDRS reports the death of one of the Founding Fathers of our Society. Gerald Corey, whose industrious leadership, first with the creation of the newsletter: “To the World’s Bassoonists”, and later with the formation of the first annual Conference, leading to the development of the IDRS itself, and guidance, passed away on December 2, 2010, in Ottawa, Canada. Gerry had been suffering from ALS disease, commonly called “Lou Gehrig’s” disease. He was 74 years old.

In speaking of his close friendship with Gerry, IDRS Oboe Editor Dan Stolper wrote:

“This is a very sad day for me. Gerry and I were at Eastman together – we were actually roommates for a year. It was truly a life-changing day for me when Gerry approached me about starting a newsletter called “To the World’s Oboists”. He was a great artist and a real visionary. I don’t think there’d be an IDRS without his idealism and optimistic spirit. I’m grateful to him, and I miss him already!”

The Editors of the Double Reed are beginning to plan a special edition of the publication commemorating Jerry as the first issue for 2011. The issue #4 for 2010 is nearing publication and would have to be delayed too long to include memorials and remembrances of Jerry.

IDRS Bassoon Editor Ron Klimko will be collecting memorials, stories, etc, regarding Jerry for this special issue. Those who knew and loved Jerry, will want to contribute to this. Ron’s email address is: klimko@frontiernet.net and he can also be reached by snail mail: Ron Klimko, PO Box 986, McCall, ID 83638-0986.

There are so many ways we will all miss Jerry: for his work as the first IDRS Editor, early Officer of the Society, innovative mastery of both the French- and German-system bassoons and the performance of both during his long tenure as principal bassoon of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada after an earlier career as principal of the Baltimore Symphony in Maryland. His legacy to the bassoon world will live on and on.

The IDRS joins his friends, family and students in deeply mourning the passing one of our most honored of Honorary Members.

The Committee for the 2011 Young Artist Bassoon Competition is pleased to announce the list of esteemed judges for the competition’s preliminary round. We are extremely grateful to these individuals for their generosity and expertise.

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

The Committee for the 2011 Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition is pleased to announce the list of esteemed judges for the competition’s preliminary round. We are extremely grateful to these individuals for their generosity and expertise.

Sherie Aguirre: Principal Oboe, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

George Caird: Professor of Oboe, Birmingham Conservatoire, Albion Ensemble

Frances Colón: Professor of Oboe, Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music and Principal Oboe, Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra

Richard Killmer: Professor of Oboe, Eastman School of Music

Guy Porat: Faculty, Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, Ra’anana Music Center

Upcoming ConferenceIDRS 2011 is now accepting proposals through our web page. Please visit http://www.idrs2011.org to get started. Click on the “Proposals” tab at the top of the page and follow the prompts from there. The procedure is quite simple. You will need to establish an account–this is to collect your contact information. After that, proceed to the relevant form.

Please complete a proposal even if you have already been in contact with one of the hosts about your potential participation. It is essential for us to have all of the information collected in one place.

If you are requesting an artistic performance, please note that your program information will be entered on the second page. Please don’t try to enter it in the event description.

Also, please note that once you click “submit” you will no longer be able to edit your proposal or correct any errors. So, please review your proposal carefully before clicking “Submit”. After that, the only way to change your proposal is for us to delete it and you to begin a new one.

We are very excited to host the conference and look forward to all of your creative and inspring proposals.

With very best wishes,
Martin Schuring
Albie Micklich

The application for the 2011 Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition is now available.

pdfDownload the Gillet-Fox Oboe Competition Application

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

The competition is for oboists who have not reached their 31st birthday by the date of the final round of the competition (June 3rd, 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 $10,000 US cash award. The second prize is a $6000 US cash award. The third prize is a $2000 US cash award. For questions, please contact chair Margaret Marco at mmarco@ku.edu.

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.

To order recordings of recitals, lectures or master classes from the 2010 IDRS conference in Norman, Oklahoma, please print this form, make your selections, and mail it to this address:

IDRS 2010 Recordings
OU School of Music
500 W Boyd, CMC 138
Norman, OK 73019

pdfDownload recording order form

CDs and DVDs are available only to IDRS members and conference attendees as a service to IDRS, and are not intended for commercial use and distribution.

CDs are $10.00 each with a $5.00 shipping charge. All orders placed outside of the United States need to provide credit card information rather than a check. If you are writing a check – please make it out to the University of Oklahoma.

If you have further questions, contact:
Katie Robertson
IDRS 2010 Administrative Assistant
katie.robertson@ou.edu
(405) 470-7377 (Home)
(405) 325-7574 (Fax)

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
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