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 1, 2023: deadline for submitting your video performance
March 1, 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: final round bachelor and master students (with orchestra)
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 2022:
Online preliminary round for bachelor students: 
Aldo BaertenAnne-Cathérine HeinzmannGaby Pas-Van RietCarlos BruneelStephanie WinkerBritta BauerCarola LigtLeyla Baryamogullari, Raymond Honing
Online preliminary round for master students:
Mario CaroliUlla MiilmannCarlo JansAnna GarzulyChristina Fassbender, Michael Faust

Live semi-final round for bachelor students:
Aldo BaertenAnne-Cathérine HeinzmannGaby Pas-Van RietCarlos Bruneel
Live semi-final round for master students:
Mario CaroliCarlo JansAnna GarzulyChristina Fassbender
Live final round for bachelor and master students
Christina FassbenderAldo Baerten
Anne-Cathérine HeinzmannCarlo Jans

Online preliminary round for young talents:  
Anaïs BenoitPeter Verhoyen, Egbert Jan Louwerse
Live final round for young talents
Anaïs BenoitPeter Verhoyen, Egbert Jan Louwerse

Competition pianists:
Mariken ZandvlietVanda AlbotaVital StahievitchPieter-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.

Extra prize: Mancke piccolo headjoint 

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 young talents: 
Incentive prize (age 14 to 18): Haynes headjoint (to be selected)
1st prize (age up to 13): Pearl Piccolo PFC-105E
2nd prize: Adams Voucher worth € 500,-
3rd prize: Adams Voucher worth € 250,-

Download documents:
List of compulsory pieces for 2022
Information about your video recording in the preliminary round
Participants regulations
General information
Practical information group accommodation 
Travel instructions to the competiton and group accommodation
Timetable buses from and to locations for 2022 (for free)
Please read the additional information you will receive by e-mail in advance!

Staying overnight:
Staying overnight is possible in group accommodation the Bekerhof. This is a converted farmhouse with very simple facilities. Each night costs € 40,00, including breakfast, a take-away lunch prepared by the participant him/herself at breakfast, a cooked meal, bedding with duvet and transport vice versa to the location of the competition and railway station Weert. When signing up, you can indicate the required nights. You can transfer € 40,- per night to IBAN: NL22 RABO 0323 9354 27
(BIC: RABONL2U) in the name of: Stichting Nationaal Fluitconcours, stating Bekerhof.

Studying facilities at the group accommodation are limited. You can use study rooms with and without piano at the competition location. 

As the students' accommodation is very basic indeed, the price of the Bekerhof reflects this. Full board and lodgings at the neighbouring hotels costs at least triple the price of the students’ accommodation. Don’t expect a lot of privacy and don’t expect a 5 star treatment. The location is 3,2 KM away from the competition location. A lovely and very healthy walk by the way. But as not everyone likes walking, a bus shuttle is available and is included in the price. A real winner takes this all for granted and just has one goal. The advantage of the group accommodation is that students are staying together and so forge friendships for life, which is exactly what each and every professional flute player in the world needs!