Here are some of our Merit Award recipients.

Kangyi Liu




The Matthew Ruggiero International Woodwind Competition

Sponsored by the Boston Woodwind Society,
through a gift of the Henderson Foundation

Single Prize: $10,000. Winner to be announced December 31, 2016
Application Deadline: May 1, 2016
Eligibility: Bassoonists who have not reached their
35th birthday before May 1, 2016

Competition Rules/Details:

NOTE: Boston Woodwind Society may not be held responsible for applicant's inability to enter and submit required online application or to upload high-quality video recordings as required.

Congratulations to Kangyi Liu, recipient of the 2015 Kenneth Radnofsky Saxophone Merit Award!! For his full bio, click here.


Thank you to all who attended our 2015 Double Reed Day at New England Conservatory.

Photos by Matthew Goldman

View more photos here.

Congratulations to all our 2015 Merit Award winners,

Congratulations to honorable mention winners, Kenta Akaogi and Mark Debski.


We are proud to have hosted a masterclass with the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet for BYSO students on April 19, 2015.

We are pleased to announce a special concurrent premiere project for Andrew List's new piece, Journey Toward the Eternal Flame. This exciting new work is dedicated to BWS founder, Matthew Ruggiero. Videos of the premiere performance of this work are posted at:

Up From the Depths
Journey to the High Mountain
Life Dance

If you are interested in information about how you may perform this new work please see this letter from the composer and the registration form.

The Boston Double Reed Day took place on October 5, 2014. View photos of the event here.

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