2021 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition
The eighth Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition will award more than $20,000 in prizes, and will serve as the centerpiece for the inspirational three-day MQVC Bassoon Symposium, hosted by Sasha Gee Enegren at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, January 8-10, 2021. The symposium is open to all, and features masterclasses, lectures, workshops, artist performances, vendors, and social events.
Female-identifying bassoon players who are citizens of the Americas (North America, Central America, South America), or who are enrolled in school in the Americas during the year prior to the competition and who will not have reached their 26th birthday by the competition in January of 2021.
2021 Competition Repertoire
- Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in a minor, RV 498
- José Siqueira: Three Etudes for Bassoon and Piano
- Natalie Moller: Translations
- Choice of one of the following unaccompanied pieces:
- Solo for Bassoon Alone by Nicole DeMaio
- Zinfandel by Reena Esmail
- Ghost Dance by Ann Gebuhr
- Bassoon Set by Adolphus Hailstork
See mqvc.org for more details about repertoire and the competition rounds. All submissions must be received by October 15, 2020.
The works by Vivaldi, Siqueira, Gebuhr, and Hailstork are now available at TrevCo-Varner Music and Forrests Music. Ann Gebuhr's Ghost Dance is also available as a digital download from the publisher, Imagine Music. The works by Nicole DeMaio, Reena Esmail, and Natalie Moller are available as digital downloads from the composers' websites.
The mission of The Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition is to provide an international competitive experience of the highest caliber for young women bassoonists in the Americas in order to build their confidence, hone their talents, and provide valuable experience towards performance careers. The organization will provide financial support, performance experience, artistic reinforcement, and inspiration through mentorship with world-class musicians and entrepreneurs at a three day symposium. Each competition will feature a required repertoire piece by a living woman composer, and will require speaking from the stage in order to cultivate in the young competitors a commitment to audience engagement and community involvement in the arts.
The name of the competition derives from the rich legacy of composer Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), who spent much of his prolific career working at a conservatory for young girls, the Seminario Musicale dell’Ospitale della Pietá in Venice. The spirit of creativity and benefaction of this competition is dedicated to Meg Quigley, an artist who had a passion for assisting young women in realizing their full potential.
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