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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.

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