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2015
The Aeolus
International Competition
for Wind Instruments
Bassoon Oboe Saxophone
The prize winners concert will be recorded and broadcasted by the radiostation Deutschlandfunk.
Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions

September 15 to 20 , 2015
Dsseldorf
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Media Partner of the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments

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Organizer

Organizer of the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments is


the Sieghardt Rometsch-Stiftung.
It is the mission of the Sieghardt Rometsch-Stiftung to support talented
young musicians.
While there is general awareness in our society for the need to foster
young scientific talent, the same is not true for encouraging highly talented young artists. This foundation aims to make a contribution towards
redressing the balance between scientific and artistic education. To this
end, the foundation focuses on the discovery and support of musical
talent in young people, so that Man shall not neglect himself, as Schiller
demanded in his letters of aesthetic education. For music addresses the
soul, mind and body in equal measure. It promotes intelligence and selfconfidence as much as social behaviour.
The Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments is at the
centre of the foundations strategy to encourage the gifted youth. It
intends to encourage wind musicians to exceptional achievements, to
create for them a yardstick for performance standards, and finally to offer
them a platform for public performance.

Partners

Partners
the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dsseldorf
the Dsseldorfer Symphoniker and
Deutschlandfunk, Cologne | Radiostation

Philippe Bach Chair


Since 2011 Philippe Bach has been the chief conductor and
artistic director of the traditional Meininger Hofkapelle and of
the Sdthringische Staatstheater Meiningen.

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Philippe Bach was born 1974 in Saanen, Switzerland. He studied


horn at the Music Academy in Bern and at the Conservatorie
de Geneva and thereafter conducting at the Music Academy in
Zuerich with Johannes Schlaefli and at the Royal Northern College
of Music in Manchester with Sir Marc Elder.
He has attended master courses with Sir Collin Davis, David
Zinman, Vladimir Jurowski, Prof. Ralf Weikert and others. In
2005 he was the recipient of a fellowship from the prestigious
American Academy of Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival.
Past orchestral engagements include the Tonhalle Orchester in
Zuerich, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Sdwestdeutsche Philharmonie and others.

Washington Barella Oboe


Born in 1965 in Pira Cicaba, Brasil. He studied from 1984 to 1986 at the Musikhochschule in Hannover with Ingo Goritzki and from 1988 to 1990 at the Hartt
School of Music, Hardford (USA), with Humbert Lucarelli.
Washington Barella has gained major international recognition through a series
of competition prices in Europe, the United States and his native Brasil. Hailed
by the New York Times for his rich toned lyricism and full-power virtuosity he was
a price winner of the ARD music competition. In the USA Mr. Barella won the first
price of the 1991 concert artists Guild New York competition. Brasilian awards
include prices on the national Piracicaba and Eldordo competitions.
He was solo oboist in the symphony orchestra from Campinas, Brasil, from 1981 to
1983 and from 1987 to 1988. From 1990 to 1992 he was solooboist at the Atlantic
Sinfonietta in New York (USA). Barella is member of the Albert Schweitzer Octett.
He has been giving solo concerts with the Bayerische Rundfunksinfonieorchester,
the SWR Sinfonieorchester, etc. Since 1992 he was solo oboist at the SWR Sinfonieorchester.
Since 2012 Mr. Barella is professor at the Music Academy Universitt der Knste
in Berlin.

Arno Bornkamp Saxophone

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Born in Amsterdam in 1959 is a Dutch classical saxophonist and is considered as one of the great
saxophone soloists equally at home in the traditional and in the contemporary repertoire. He is
one of the great teachers and professor at the Sweelinck Conservatorium van Amsterdam since
1995. Arno Bornkamp has won many awards including Silver Laurel of the Concertgebouw and
the Netherlands Music Prize among the most noteworthy. The latter enabled him to go abroad
studying in France with Daniel Deffayet and Jean-Marie Londeix as well as working with composers
such as Luciano Berio and Karl-Heinz Stockhausen.
Since 1982 he has been part of the Aurelia Saxophone Quartett where he plays tenor saxophone.
He has given many masterclasses across the world.

Richard Galler Bassoon


Born in Graz he has got his first bassoon lessons at the conservatory Johann-Benisch in Graz. From 1984 to 1988 he studied
with Professor Milan Turkovic at the music academy Mozarteum
in Salzburg.
He has won numerous competitions such as Jugend musiziert,
Musiker juventutis, C.M. v. Weber competition in Munich etc.
Since 1987 he has been solo bassoon of the Wiener Sinfoniker.
Chamber music plays an important role in his musical life. He
has worked with the Vienna Bassoon Quartett, United Sounds
of Bassoon, etc.
His artistic carreer as a soloist has brought him to Germany,
Switzerland, Portugal, England, Norway, USA, Japan etc. He
has been working together with conductors such as Rafael Frhbeck de Burgos, Wolfang Sawallisch, Leopold Hager, Vladimir
Fedosejev.
He has been giving regularly master classes. Since March 2004
Richard Galler is university professor at the university for music
in Vienna, thereby succeeding Milan Turkovic.

Dag Jensen Bassoon


Dag Jensen was born in Horton, Norway, and began bassoon lessons at the age
of 11 with Robert Rnnes. He was principal bassoonist at the Bamberg Symphony
Orchestra from 1985 to 1988 and held the same position at the Cologne Radio
Symphony Orchestra from 1988 to 1997.

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Dag Jensen won the 1st prize at the Norwegian Youth Music Competition and
twice won the Coveted ARD Music Competition in Munich in 1984 and 1990.
His numerous solo appearances with renowned orchestras has taken him throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. 2003 he was principal bassoonist in the
newly founded Lucern festival orchestra under Claudio Abbado. Seiji Ozawa asked
him to join the Saito Kinen Festival Orchestra as principal bassoonist.
Chamber music plays an important part in his musical life and he his a member
of the Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble and the Ensemble Villa Musica and is a
regular guest at several music festivals national and international.
His artistic career is well documented on CD. Dag Jensen has been professor at
the Hannover Academy of Music and Theatre since 1997. Many of his students
have won prizes of national and international music competitions.
Since 2011 he is professor for bassoon at the university for music and performing
arts in Munich.

David Walter Oboe


Born in Paris in 1958 David Walter has pursued an original carreer:
after obtaining first price in oboe and chamber music at the Conservatoire Nationale Suprieur de Musique de Paris he quickly obtained
recognition outside of France by winning five international oboe competition one after the other in Ancona, Prague, Munich, Belgrade and
Geneva. Despite this impressive record he did not choose to pursue
a solo career and preferred to focus on chamber music and teaching
which he deems richer in human values.
David Walter was only 29 years old when, owing to his enthusiasm and
dedication to teaching, he was appointed the youngest ever oboe
and chamber music professor at the renowned Paris conservatoire.
He has also taught at the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama since
1997 and gives regularly numerous master classes all over the world.
David Walters experience of group performance has lead him naturally
to conduct small orchestras and ensembles.
He also is the artistic director of two collections with the music publishers Billandot and contributes also to the recently founded Notissimo
publishing company.

Raimund Wippermann
Raimund Wippermann studied music teaching, sacred music and choirmaster
at the University of Music in Cologne and Duesseldorf. Postgraduate studies
at the conservatory in Stockholm followed (amongst others with Professor
Eric Ericson); several years engagement as church musician; 1991 appointment as Director of Music at the dome in Essen where he was entrusted with
the direction of the dome choir and the formation of the girls choir.

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Since 1997 is Raimund Wippermann professor for choir conducting at the


Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dsseldorf where he already started as
a teacher in 1990. A special emphasis of his work as professor is the choir
master teaching of students of sacred music.
Since August 2004 he has been the director of the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Dsseldorf.
Raimund Wippermann is the founder and artistic director of the chamber
choir Cantemus. From 1995 until September 2000 he was also choir master
of the Stdtischer Musikverein in Dsseldorf.
He has been a price winner of the German choir competition with his chamber choir Cantemus in 1990 in Stuttgart and the first price in the 8th German
choir competition 2010 with his girl choir of the Dome in Essen.

Christian Wirth Saxophone


Christian Wirth was born in 1970 in Mulhouse (France).
Graduate and post-graduate from the Conservatoire
National Suprieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris,
he founded in 1993 the Habanera Saxophone Quartet,
one of the leading saxophone quartet actually in the
world.
Following numerous international prizes, in solo or in
quartet (first prize-winner of the International Adolphe
Sax competition of Saint-Nom La Bretche, and eight
first prizes at international chamber music competitions
(Osaka, Bordeaux ), he has recorded for the label
Deutsche Grammophon and Alpha Productions,
and he is now saxophone solo from the Orchestre de
la Garde Rpublicaine in Paris.
Professor recognized, he gives master-classes around
the world (Japan, China, Spain, Germany, Switzerland,
Ukrainia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Tawan), and teaches
at the Maurice Ravel Conservatory of Paris.

Jury Rules

Judgment criteria are:


artistic personality
musical interpretation
technical proficiency
to a level which may be expected
from young soloists of sufficient
maturity for public performance.

The distribution of prizes is as follows:


a) Jury-Prizes
First prize: EUR10.000
EUR 7.000 cash prize and EUR 3.000 scholarship

Prizes

The jury operates to set rules.


The decisions of the jury are final.
There is no right to legal appeal.

Second prize: EUR 7.000


EUR 4.000 cash prize and EUR 3.000 scholarship

Third prize: EUR 6.000
EUR 3.000 cash prize and EUR 3.000 scholarship

Special Prize for the best interpretation
of contemporary music EUR 5.000
EUR 2.000 cash prize and EUR 3.000 scholarship
b) Audience Award EUR 2.000

All prizes will be awarded for the competition as
a whole rather than for each instrument.

During the competition, competitors


may be neither advised nor taught by
members of the jury.

Only the jury decides on the award of a prize. The jury may
suspend the awarding of the prizes. Prizes may be awarded,
but the jury is not required to do so. Prizes may be divided.

Concert Invitations
The scholarship prizes are being provided by the MeyerStruckmann- Stiftung.
The scholarship prizes are stipends to be used for concert
performances. Concerts may be arranged in cooperation
with the concert agency Jens Gunnar Becker in Herdecke.

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The overall winner shall be granted the title of


First Prize Winner of the Aeolus International
Competition for Wind Instruments 2015.

The second and third runners-up are entitled to


the title Prize Winner of the Aeolus International
Competition for Wind Instruments 2015.
The best participant of each instrumental category who
has reached the final and prize winners concert is entitled
to the title Overall Winner of the Category (Bassoon, Oboe,
Saxophone) of the Aeolus International Competition for
Wind Instruments 2015.

All participants in the third round


will be awarded a diploma.

First Round, to last no longer than 15 minutes


a) Franz Berwald: concert piece
b) Martial Solal: Seul contre tous pour Bassoon (Ed. Salabert)

Compulsory Programme for Bassoon

Second Round
a) Pierre Max Dubois: Sonatine Tango
or
Ivan Erd: Sonata Milanese (Ed. Doblinger)
b) a contemporary solo piece composed after 1980
c) Camille Saint-Saens: Sonate op. 186 pour Bassoon et Piano
or
Carl Maria von Weber: Andante and Rondo Hungarese
It must be ensured that the total length of the selected works
does not exceed 30 minutes.

First Round, to last no longer than 15 minutes


a) Georg Phillip Telemann: one of the 12 Fantasias for flute
solo, of own choice
b) Klement Slavicky: Suite for Oboe and Piano (1959/60),
1st and 2nd movement

Compulsory Programme for Oboe

Second Round, to last no longer than 30 minutes


a) a contemporary solo piece composed after 1968
b) Antonio Pasculli: Gran concerto su temi dallopera
I Vespri Siciliani di Verdi
c) Henri Dutilleux: Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano
or
Benjamin Britten: Temporal Variations
It must be ensured that the total length of the selected
works does not exceed 30 minutes.

Third Round
a) Andre Jolivet: Concerto
b) Antonio Vivaldi: Concert C-Dur F. VIII13
or
concert e-minor, F. VIII 6
or
concert g-major F. VIII 30

The Final and prize winners concert


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Konzert KV 191

The concerts of Antonio Vivaldi and Wolfgang


Amadeus Mozart are to be played from memory.
The jury reserves the right to have the required
pieces played whole or in part.

Third Round
a) Antonio Vivaldi: a concert for oboe of own choice
Concerto in g-minor (op.11 n 6, Leduc)
or
Concerto in d-minor (FVII n 1, Ricordi)
or
Concerto in a-minor (RV 461/PV42, Schott)
b) Wolfang Amadeus Mozart: concert for oboe KV 314

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The Finale and prize winners concert


Richard Strauss: concert for oboe and small orchestra

The concerts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and


Richard Strauss are to be played from memory.
The jury reserves the right to have the required
pieces played whole or in part.

First Round, to last no longer than 15 minutes


a) Johann Sebastian Bach: from one of the six Cello Suites
the movements Prlude, Sarabande and one movement
of own choice
b) Christian Koechlin (version: J.-M. Londeix):
Etudes Nr. 2, 3, 9, 10
(from 15 Etudes for Saxophone and Piano)

The Final and prize winners concert


Jacques Ibert: Concertino da camera

Compulsory Programme for Saxophone

Second Round
a) Pierre Sancan: Lamento et Rondo
b) a contemporary solo piece composed after 1980
c) Paul Hindemith: Sonata
It must be ensured that the total length of the selected works
does not exceed 30 minutes.

The 10th Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments 2015 is


open to bassoon, oboe and saxophon.

Terms and Conditions

The concerts of Alfred Desenclos and Jacques


Ibert are to be played from memory. The jury
reserves the right to have the required pieces
played whole or in part.

The competition rounds are open


for public viewing.

Application (see application form) must


reachnot later than April 30th, 2015.
Wettbewerbsbro Aeolus
Robert Schumann Hochschule
Fischerstrasse 110
40476 Dsseldorf, Germany

Third Round
a) Alfred Desenclos: Prlude, Cadence et Final
b) William Albright: Sonata

Application cannot be submitted via the


internet. Space for competitors is limited.
In order to ensure the consideration of
an application, it is encouraged that all
potential performers submit their applications earlier than the published deadline.

The competition will be held from


15 September to 20 September 2015
in Dsseldorf, Federal Republic of
Germany.

The application form must be


completed in clear block letters and
accompanied by:
a copy of the applicants birth
certificate, passport, or other
official document
a short resume, in German or
English, detailing the applicants
artistic career, including instructors,
degrees, and/or any prizes,
awards, or certificates earned
a recent passport photo
The documents will not be returned to
the applicant.

The Aeolus International


Competition for Wind
Instruments is open
to young soloists of all
nationalities born on or
after January 1st, 1987.

Space for competitors is limited.


Decisions regarding the acceptance of applicants are entirely
at the discretion of the competition management and are based
on the qualifications as evidenced
by the biography as outlined under
number 6. In case of equal qualifications decisicions are made on
the basis of the sequence of registration. Applicants are not entitled
to acceptance, and application
does not guarantee a place in the
competition.

Each applicant who will be admitted


to the competition will receive a
written confirmation of registration
no later than 31 May 2015.

Terms and Conditions

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Piano accompanists will be provided to applicants free of charge.


Personal accompanists are allowed
at the applicants expense. The
name of the accompanist must be
filled in the application form.

Registration fee is EUR 70,00. After the applicant has received


the confirmation of registration, the registration fee must be transferred
by the applicant until May 31st, 2015 to the following:
HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG
IBAN: DE48 3003 0880 0296 0580 09
BIC: TUBDDEDD
account name: Sieghardt Rometsch-Stiftung
reason for payment: Aeolus Competition/name of applicant.
All payments must be made free of charge. If the fee is to be paid
by a person other than the applicant, ensure that the applicants
name is clearly indicated. The registration fee is entirely nonrefundable.
A late payment will result in expulsion from competition.

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Applicants are responsible for their board and lodging,


and that of any persons accompanying them.

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Applicants and their accompanists


are responsible for their own travel
arrangements to and from the competition.

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The organiser of the competition reserves the right


to record each performance, all rounds, and the
final concert of the competition both acoustically
and optically. The records may subsequently be
used for publicity purposes. The organiser also
reserves the right to grant approval to radio and
TV stations to broadcast and to record each performance, all rounds and the final concert of the
competition. The applicants are not entitled to
claim any financial compensation for the broadcast
and/or recording of their performances.

By submitting an application, the applicant agrees


not to accept any engagements, that would conflict
with the date and time of the competition.

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The winners agree to perform in the final concert


with no claim of monetary compensation.

The organiser of the competition is not liable for any


losses or material damage to the applicants instruments and personal belongings. By submitting the
application, the applicants agree to these conditions
including these of the compulsory programs and the
competition schedule.
The English version is for convenience purposes only
and is not legally binding. In case of doubt, please refer
to the German version, which is binding.

Arrival and registration are to take place on Monday the 14th of September 2015
between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the offices of the Robert Schumann Hochschule,
Fischerstrasse 110, 40476 Dsseldorf, Germany.
The opening of the competition takes place at 6 p.m. at the Robert Schumann
Hochschule. It is expected that all participants will be present.
Late registration will lead to disqualification of the candidate from the competition.
A registered competitor delayed through no fault of his own may be granted permission to complete by the chairman of the jury if he arrives before the first round.

Competition Schedule

For each instrument, the competition will consist of three rounds and the
prize winners concert. The successful completion of a round constitutes
admission to the next round. The participants of the prize winners concert
will be established in the third round. The first three prize winners will be
determined on the basis of their concert performance.

The name of the competitors to progress to the next round shall be


announced by the chairman of the jury following the jury deliberations.

The order in which competitors are to


perform will be determined on Monday,
the 14th of September 2015 at 4 p.m.
in the Robert Schumann Hochschule in
Dsseldorf.
The attendance of competitors and
accompanists at this event is mandatory.
The performance schedule will be
announced by public notice and the
times as announced are to be strictly
adhered to.

All the rounds and the prize winners concert are open to the public.

Every participant shall have the opportunity to rehearse. He will


be notified of his rehearsal times by the Aeolus competition office
at his arrival on Monday, the 14th of September 2015.

The competition commences on Tuesday,


the 15th of September 2015 at 10 a.m.

First round: 15th/16th September 2015


Second round: 16th/17th September 2015
Third round: 17th/18th September 2015
Orchestra-rehearsal: 19th September 2015
Prize winners concert: 20th September 2015
Candidates are required to inform themselves
in person of their performance schedule.

Candidates are required to be


present at the venue at least
thirty minutes before their performance.
A late appearance will lead to
disqualification. If the competitor
is delayed through no fault of his
own, the chairman of the jury may
permit further participation if the
progression of the contest is not
materially delayed or interrupted.
The prize winners concert must
not be affected by such a delay.

The prize winners concert shall take place at


11 a.m.
on Sunday, the 20th September 2015
in the Tonhalle Dsseldorf
Also participating shall be the
Dsseldorfer Symphoniker.
The prize winners concert will be recorded
by the radiostation DeutschlandfunkMedia
Partner of the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments and broadcasted
soon thereafter.
The prize winners concert will be recorded
and broadcasted worldwide via Livestreaming
in the internet.

The competitors whose participation in the
prize winners concert was determined in
the third round and the winner of the special
prize for the best interpretation of contemporary music are required to attend the
concert as soloists and to receive their prize
in person. The awards ceremony shall take
place after the concert.

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Contact

Sekretariat Aeolus Wettbewerb


Robert Schumann Hochschule
Fischerstrasse 110
40476 Dsseldorf, Germany
Phone +49 (0)211 4918 130
info@aeoluswettbewerb.de
www.aeoluswettbewerb.de

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