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ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CLARINETIST CORONA  COMPETITION

Founded in 2020 by LA Chamber Orchestra Principal Oboist Claire Brazeau as a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Virtual Oboe Competition (VOC) strives to support and amplify young and emerging oboists by providing high-level online resources and opportunities to young musicians across the globe. Through partnerships with the world’s leading music institutions and the internationally-renowned musicians and pedagogues who form VOC’s distinguished jury panel, we aim to offer opportunities to future generations of talented oboists, while building community through music.

OUR THREE ICCC2020 CATEGORIES

Classical – Clarinetists who will be between 25 years old and 40 years old younger as of ?

  • All application requirements must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on July 20, 2020, including a non-refundable application fee of $45.00 USD, via PayPal
  • Six finalists for the GEN Z category will be announced online on August 3, 2020 – these finalists will receive feedback from each member of the Finalist Committee before September 1, 2020.  Finalist judges are Claire Brazeau (USA), Elaine Douvas (USA), Eugene Izotov (USA), Françoix Leleux (FR), and Ramón Ortega (ES)
  • 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced on August 9, 2020, with cash prizes of $2,000.00USD and $1,000.00 USD awarded, respectively

Cash prizes for VOC’s Classical category are provided by RDG Woodwinds.

Jazz – Clarinetists who will be between 25 years old and 40 years old as of ? 

  • All application requirements must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on July 20, 2020, including a non-refundable appplication fee of $60.00 USD, via PayPal
  • Six finalists for the GEN Y category will be announced on August 10, 2020 – these finalists will receive feedback from each member of the Finalist Committee before September 1, 2020.  Finalist judges are Claire Brazeau (USA), Elaine Douvas (USA), Eugene Izotov (USA), Françoix Leleux (FR), and Ramón Ortega (ES)
  • 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced on August 20, 2020, with cash prizes of $3,000.00USD and $1,500.00 USD awarded, respectively

 Cash prizes for VOC’s GEN Y category are generously provided by Marigaux, Loree and Howarth Oboes.