TANGO, BASSOON AND PRIZE MONEY!

TANGO, BASSOON AND PRIZE MONEY!

In November 2021 the very 1st International Tango Bassoon Competition will take place.  Open to bassoon players who love their instrument and who love Tango, this unique competition has no age limit, no educational restriction and amateurs, students, hobby players and pros are equally welcome.

It’s going to be virtual, so an internet connection, some recording device and a bassoon heart that beats for Tango are enough. It is Not your typical bassoon competition, This is not just another “higher, faster, louder” type of competition. This is about telling a story with music, about you and your passion for bassoon.

PRIZES

The most creative video: 500 EUR

The most professional video: 500 EUR

The most musical video: 500 EUR

The funniest video: 500 EUR

We would love to send as many Canadian videos as possible!! Have fun and be bold!!

For all the details: https://anselmamusic.com/en/tango-bassoon-competition-2021

 

En novembre 2021, la toute première édition du concours de tango pour basson-solo se déroulera. Ce concours unique et original est ouvert à tous et toutes les bassonistes qui aiment leur instrument et le tango. Il n’y a pas de limite d’âge, de diplôme exigé.

Tous les bassonistes amateurs, étudiants et les professionnels sont les bienvenu.e.s!

Tout se déroule de façon virtuelle donc vous n’avez besoin que d’une connexion internet, d’un cœur qui bat au rythme du basson et du tango!

Ce n’est pas un concours traditionnel qui récompense les performances les plus rapides, les plus aiguës ou les plus fortes! Il s’agit de nous raconter une histoire avec votre musique, de vous et de votre passion pour le basson!

Les prix sont :

  • La vidéo la plus créative: 500 EUR
  • La vidéo la plus professionnelle: 500 EUR
  • La vidéo la plus musicale: 500 EUR
  • La vidéo la plus drôle: 500 EUR

Il serait formidable d’envoyer le plus de vidéos canadiennes possible! Amusez-vous et soyez audacieux!

 

Tous les détails sont accessibles grâce au lien suivant :

https://anselmamusic.com/en/tango-bassoon-competition-2021

 

Let’s Talk Bassoon, Season 1, Episode #2, May 21

Let’s Talk Bassoon, Season 1, Episode #2, May 21

Mathieu - Baroque Bassoonist

Let’s Talk Bassoon, Season 1, Episode #2

The 18th century was a golden age for the bassoon with 37 complete Vivaldi concertos, dozens of Boismortier sonatas, and many works by Corrette, Telemann, Fasch, and others. However, the notated music shows us very little about HOW to play this music. The secrets to performance are often hidden in old method books.

Researching all of them could seem like a life-long quest. There is a shortcut!

Attend “UPPER NOTE OR NOT? BAROQUE 101 FOR MODERN BASSOONISTS”

Zoom Event: Friday, May 21 at 4 pm EDT

Hosted by Jo Ann Simpson, Council of Canadian Bassoonists

Mathieu Lussier introduces practical and immediately useful concepts about ornamentation, continuo playing, and articulation based on his 25 years of vast performance experience as a renowned Baroque and modern bassoonist, conductor, researcher, and composer.

Join Mathieu Lussier and the Council of Canadian Bassoonists for an hour of insight, humor, and everything you’ve wanted to know about Baroque performance practice but were afraid to ask.

Pre-registration is required!

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pfu6rrTgrHtwibqsBqSi48wNEOMHOfkwQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nadia Ingalls - Bassoon

Nadia Ingalls has been playing the bassoon for 8 years. She is a student of Christopher Millard at the University of Ottawa. Nadia has attended the Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute, conducted by Otto Tausk, and the UBC Chamber Orchestra Festival, conducted by Jonathan Girard. Nadia is from New Brunswick, and she was principal bassoon of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra for 2 years. She also twice won the Fredericton Music Festival’s Award of Excellence for Senior Winds and represented Fredericton at the Provincial Music Festival. When she lived in Brussels in 2017, she played with the Association Philharmonique d’Uccle, the Jong Symfonisch Antwerpen, and the Leuven Youth Orchestra. She also has an interest in mathematics and is studying for a Bachelor of Music / Honours Bachelor of Science with a Major in music performance and mathematics.

Marlene Ngalissamy - bassoon

Marlène Ngalissamy is a graduate of the Montreal Conservatory of Music where she studied with Mathieu Harel and Stéphane Lévesque and the Curtis Institute of Music with Daniel Matsukawa.

She has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival (Vermont), the North Shore Music Festival (Chicago), the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the International Summer Academy (Vienna), the Pablo Casals Festival, Orford Academy and Domaine Forget (Quebec), as well as the Chamber Music Academy of the National Arts Centre (Ottawa).

A laureate of the Developing Artist Grant of the Hnatyshyn Foundation (2013), MarlèneMarlene also won first prize in the Canadian Music Competition (2012) and was a finalist in the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition (2015).

As a freelance bassoonist, Marlène has worked with the Edmonton Symphony, l’Orchestre Metropolitan de Montreal and the Saint-Paul Chamber Orchestra (Minnesota) and the Jupiter Chamber Players in New York.

Robert Thompson - Bassoon

Bobby Thompson is a bassoonist from the small town of Carp outside Ottawa, Canada. He started the bassoon when he was 10 years old through the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy with JoAnn Simpson, who would be his mentor for 7 years. He enjoyed playing in the Ottawa Youth Orchestra and participating in a side-by-side concert with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. A foundational part of his bassoon education also came from Brooke Valley Bassoon Days, a week-long program that he attended for many summers throughout elementary and high school. He attended Canterbury High School for the Arts in Ottawa from grades 9-11 and was awarded the Music Woodwind Excellence award. While in Ottawa, he competed in various regional and provincial solo competition prizes such as the Kiwanis Music Festival. He was invited to perform The Weber Bassoon Concerto in F major at the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival Highlights Concert in 2018 and had the joy of representing Ottawa woodwinds in OMFA provincials 2019 and was awarded 2nd place. He attended Interlochen Arts Camp for their 6-week orchestra program in the summer of 2019. For his final year of high school, he studied at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan with Dr. Eric Stomberg. He is now finishing his first year at the Juilliard School, studying with New York Philharmonic bassoonist Kim Laskowski for his bachelor of bassoon performance.

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Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Virtual Symposium 2021

Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Virtual Symposium 2021

Meg Quigley

Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition & Virtual Symposium 2021

The final round will take place in a multimedia video format at the 2021 MQVC Virtual Symposium January 3-10 and incorporates audience engagement and other creative elements. In addition to artistic bassoon playing, finalists are encouraged to pursue other creative mediums to present the music in ways that will appeal to a wide general audience by incorporating elements from other art forms such as poetry, photography, drama, dance, visual art, videography and more.

https://www.mqvc.org

Start: 03-01-2021 – End: 10-01-2021

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  • If you are a bassoon student of any age and looking for information.
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Nicolas Richard, FINALIST, OSM Concours/Montreal Symphony Competition 2020

Nicolas Richard, FINALIST, OSM Concours/Montreal Symphony Competition 2020

The Council of Canadian Bassoonists congratulates Nicolas Richard for advancing to the Finals of the 2020 OSM Concours/Montreal Symphony Competition!

See links below for the final event on December 12.

#OSMCONCOURS – Annonce des finalistes !
Bravo aux 6 candidat.e.s qui ont été sélectionné.e.s par le jury ! ??
Catégorie Bois : Stephanie Morin, Arin Sarkissian et Nicolas Richard
Catégorie Cuivres : Robert Conquer, Léonard Pineault-Deault
et Cyril Fonseca
Retrouvez-les pour la finale virtuelle le samedi 12 décembre !
Pour revoir leur performance: https://bit.ly/3kQZEt2
#OSMCONCOURS – Finalists Announcement!
Congratulations to the 6 candidates who have been selected by the jury! ??
Woodwinds Category: Stephanie Morin, Arin Sarkissian and Nicolas Richard
Brass Category: Robert Conquer, Léonard Pineault-Deault
and Cyril Fonseca
Encourage them at the virtual final on Saturday, December 12.!
To watch their performance: https://bit.ly/2IZSEgo
bassoon, winner

Nicolas Richard, Finalist, OSM Concours 2020