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The Dutch Flute Competitions

Do you play the flute and do you want to play in a competition for a renowned jury? Then grab your chance! Everybody can participate: young or old, as a soloist or with an ensemble, being a beginner/amateur or almost professional. Application starts October 1, 2017 and closes January 1, 2018. Sign up or come and listen!

Which category fits me best?

  • Are you a student (bachelor or master) or young artist? Please register for the category Students & Young Artists (Dutch International Flute Competition).
  • Amateur flute players can join with their own ensemble in the category Amateur ensembles (Benelux Flute Competition).
  • Do you have the Flute Factor and are you between 8 and 13 years of age? Join the category Youth, make a video and maybe you will be invited for our open stage. 

You will find more information about the different competitions at the top of this page.

"The competition stimulated me to learn to play at the top of my capabilities: I had a clear goal to study for. I was extremely motivated! It was interesting to receive the comments from the professional jury and to have the opportunity to perform in front of an audience."

Get inspired
The jury reports and the personal contact with the jury members is inspiring and an excellent learning experience. The comments are useful for both paricipants as teachers. For many of our laureates, attending the competition is a step forward in their professional career! There is opportunity for participants to attend workshops and to get inspired by concerts of reknowned flute players. All contestants will receive a certificate afterwards. 

Winners of the Dutch International Flute Competition 2017 (photography: Annette Kempers)

Stichting National Flute Competition organizes the annual Dutch International Flute Competition for students and young artists, with participants from more than 25 countries as well as the Benelux Flute Competition for amateurs (soloists or ensembles). Adams Flute Factor is meant for amateurs between the ages of 8 to 13 years of age for whom participating in the competition is too demanding.