For whom is the Dutch International Flute Competition in 2023?
Are you a bachelor student, master student, piccolo student or a young talent? Then register for your category. Every year more than 100 flute students from 25 different countries and all continents participate in this competition.
We offer you a well-organized competition and the opportunity to gain contacts for life...
January 1, 2023: deadline for signing-up online
February 15, 2023: deadline for submitting your video performance
March 16, 2023: announcement of the (semi-)finalists
April 18 to 20, 2023: semi-final rounds
April 21, 2023: rehearsal day (and start of the festival)
April 22, 2023: final round piccolo students
April 22, 2023: Grand Finale bachelor and master students
(with string orchestra 'Corde di Francesco' conducted by Carlo Jans)
April 22, 2023: concert with the laureates and orchestra
April 23, 2023: final round Young talents
The flute competition and corona virus:
Of course we pay extra attention to the safety of our participants, visitors, staff and guests with regard to the corona virus. We follow the corona guidelines of the Dutch government as mentioned at www.government.nl and will adjust the organization of our competition accordingly. We accept no liability for the consequences of these adjustments for our participants and staff.
The flute competition and HeartForUkraine:
First our participants were confronted with the Corona pandemic, and now with the war in Ukraine. In line with all other cultural and educational organisations we are taking a clear stand on this matter: we will not be working together with any person or entity showing allegiance to Russia or Belarus.
We do not hold individual participants responsible for this war, and, therefore, students from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus are still allowed to take part in the Dutch International Flute Competition.
To be absolutely clear about this issue, we are adding two new guidelines to our regulations:
We condemn the actions of the leaders of Russia and Belarus and we will not accept any expressions of sympathy with these actions. If any participants express sympathy, in any form whatsoever, they will be disqualified with immediate effect and denied further access to the competition and residential locations.
Participants must be physically present to participate in this competition. Online participation only applies to the preliminary rounds of the bachelor and master student categories.
Adjudicators in 2023: (among others):
Online preliminary round for bachelor students:
Aldo Baerten, Carlo Jans, Anna Dina Björn-Larsen, Michael Faust, Peter Verhoyen, Ulla Miilmann, Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann, Carola Ligt, Stephanie Winker
Live semi-final round for bachelor students:
Aldo Baerten, Michael Faust, Anna Dina Björn-Larsen, Carlo Jans
Live semi-final round for master students:
Mario Caroli, Gaby Pas-Van Riet, Carlos Bruneel, Petri Alanko
Live final round for bachelor and master students:
Mario Caroli, Aldo Baerten, Carlos Bruneel, Michael Faust
Online preliminary round for piccolo students:
Nicola Mazzanti, Christopher Green, Vincent Cortvrint
Live final round for piccolo students:
Nicola Mazzanti, Christopher Green, Vincent Cortvrint
Online preliminary round for young talents:
Anna Garzuly, Carlos Bruneel, Lelya Bayramogullary
Live final round for young talents:
Carlos Bruneel, Valerie Debaele, Lelya Bayramogullary
Mariken Zandvliet, Vanda Albota, Vital Stahievitch, Pieter-Jan Verhoyen
Prizes category bachelor and master students:
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in each category receive a voucher of € 2000,- respectively € 1000,- and € 500,- to be spent at Adams Muziekcentrale.
The 1st prize winner with the highest score of both categories will win the Powell Sonaré PS75BEF flute (to be confirmed)
The adjudicators decide on the incentive prizes: free participation at (and provided by):
Forum International for Flute and Piano in Diekirch, Luxembourg
International Flute Seminar Bruges, Belgium
Neflac zomercursus, The Netherlands
A few prize winners will be invited in the autumn to play a lunchtime concert in the recitalhall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Prizes category piccolo students:
1st prize: Burkart Professional Piccolo (to be confirmed)
2nd prize: Mancke piccolo headjoint (to be confirmed)
Prizes category young talents:
Incentive prize (age 14 to 18): Haynes headjoint (to be selected) (to be confirmed)
1st prize (age up to 13): Pearl Piccolo PFC-105E (to be confirmed)
2nd prize: Adams Voucher worth € 500,-
3rd prize: Adams Voucher worth € 250,-
List of compulsory pieces for 2023
Information about your video recording in the preliminary round
Practical information group accommodation
Travel instructions to the competiton and group accommodation
Timetable buses from and to locations (for free)
Please read the additional information you will receive by e-mail in advance!
Accommodation is possible in “Berkerhof” hostel. This is a converted farmhouse with very simple facilities. The cost is €40.00 per night, including breakfast, a packed lunch, dinner and bedding wit duvet and transfers. The hostel is 3.2km away from the competition location. It is a pleasant walk for those who want to do this, but a free shuttle bus is also provided for transport to and from the competition, and the railway station at Weert. Practice facilities are limited at the hostel, but there are study rooms, with and without piano, at the competition location.
As mentioned above, this option provides simple accommodation – and that is reflected in the price. (A local hotel with all meals included will cost at least three times this price.) Therefore, don’t expect a lot of privacy, or 5-star treatment. However, you are here to focus on the competition. Many of our past students have formed friendships for a lifetime with the other flute players staying in the hostel. A support network of contacts is exactly what every flute player needs!