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International Double Reed Society
Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox International Competition

2008 Bassoon COMPETITION

International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
Brigham Young University - PROVO, UTAH, USA

July 22-26, 2008

The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the 28th annual performance competition for oboists and bassoonists. The competition is dedicated to the memory of the late master oboist and honorary member of the IDRS, Fernand Gillet, and to the memory of master bassoonist Hugo Fox, principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1922-1949.

First prize for the 2008 competition is an $8,000 US cash award. The second prize is a $3,000 US cash award. Other finalists will receive a $1,000 US cash award.
ELIGIBILITY. Bassoonists who have not reached their 31st birthday before the date of the final audition (July 25, 2008) are eligible to enter, but no previous first prize winner of the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Competition is eligible to participate. All entrants must be current members of the IDRS. For questions regarding membership, please contact:

Norma Hooks, Executive Secretary/treasurer International Double Reed Society
2423 Lawndale Rd. Finksburg, MD 21048-1401

Telephone: (410) 871-0658 Fax: (410) 871-0659 E-mail:

2. LEVELS OF COMPETITION. There are two levels of competition.

A. Preliminary Stage – All entrants must send a completed application form; an application fee of $75 US payable to IDRS by check drawn against a US bank or by credit card; and a cassette tape, CD, or mini-disc containing the entire repertoire list, performed in the order listed, to the competition chair. The recording should include:

Carl Maria von Weber Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, op. 75, (recommended edition: Universal Edition UE 18131)

Pierre Max Dubois Sonatine Tango for Bassoon and Piano (Billaudot G 3826 B)

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita, BWV 1013 trans. for Bassoon Solo (Universal Edition UE 18135) with repeats
Jacobo Ficher Sonata para Fagot y Piano (TrevCo Music TCO 3107)

To be considered, all application materials must be received on or before April 1, 2008. Entries should be mailed to:

Mail entries to: Keith Sweger, Chair, IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition for Bassoon • School of Music – MIB125 • Ball State University Muncie, IN 47306-0410 USA • Telephone: (765) 285-5511 • Fax: (765) 285-5578 • E-mail:

B. Final Stage – Up to five finalists will be selected by the competition committee, with the results announced by May 15, 2008. If selected for the finals, all applicants must agree to appear and perform in the finals. The final round will be heard by a distinguished panel of judges in an open concert at the International Double Reed Society meeting in Provo, Utah, USA, July 22-26, 2008. Repertoire for the final round will be the same as that for the preliminary round tape, with the judges selecting portions for use in the competition. A professional accompanist will be provided for the contestants, however, contestants may elect to use an accompanist of their own choosing at their own expense. The decision of the judges is final. The judges may elect to award fewer prizes than outlined above or no prizes. IDRS will provide meals and lodging for each of the finalists for the duration of the Conference. The winner of the competition will agree to perform the entire Weber Concerto on a concert during the 2008 IDRS Conference.2008 Bassoon COMPETITION

International Double Reed Society Annual Conference
Brigham Young University - PROVO, UTAH, USA

July 22-26, 2008

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