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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

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