Dear participants, staff and guests,

To our great regret we have to announce that due to the corona crisis, the Dutch International Flute Competition during the 15th Adams Flute Festival will have to be cancelled

For many visitors from the Netherlands and from abroad it is clear that they are unable to attend the Flute Competition and the 15th Adams Flute Festival. Many participants, teachers as well as staff have invested a lot of time in their preparation for this event.  This makes us regret this cancellation even more. However it is obvious to everyone that public and private health are more important than this fantastic festival and flute competition.

We are very happy to share with you that the plans for next year are ready. The full festival program and the program for the competitions 2020 will be postponed to  April the 16th through April 18th 2021. The preliminary rounds of the flute competition will be held from  April 13th through April 15th. This means that the applications for masterclasses as well as for the competition will be valid  next year. We know that most teachers and adjudicators will be present next year. This applies especially to Sir James Galway. Of course we will inform all participants and staff by email.

We wish everybody good luck and to take care. We will keep you informed and send updates of all the details concerning the festival and competition of 2021.

On behalf of the Dutch International Flute Competition and Adams Flute Festival.

For whom is the Dutch International Flute Competition? 
Are you a bachelor or master student or a young talent? Then register for your category. A maximum of 100 flute students (usually from 25 different countries) can participate annually in this competition. Register before January 1st! We offer you a well-organized competition and the opportunity to gain contacts for life...

New in 2020: final round with orchestra for the categories bachelor and master students:
During the semi final round on Thursday April 16, 3 bachelor and 3 master finalists will be selected who will play the compulsory work with the South Netherlands Philharmonic on Friday April 17. They rehearse with the orchestra Thursday night. The winner in each category plays at the laureate concert on Friday at the end of the day! 

Extra in 2020: piccolo competition for students:
Jeroen D'hoe wrote 'Patchwork' for piccolo and marimba (or piano) especially for this competition. This composition is available at our secretary as a compulsory work for this competition, only if you participate as a piccolo player. The costs are € 22,50. Only after the competition this composition may be played in public. You can look at the preview right here


The final round for all categories is planned during the 15th Adams Flute Festival in Ittervoort: 

April 14 & 15, 2020: preliminary rounds:
you can download the timetables right here (version of March 7th)

April 16, 2020: semi final round bachelor and master students 
April 17, 2020:
14:00 pm:
 final round bachelor and master students with orchestra
17:00 pm: 
 final concert with orchestra
April 18, 2020: final round young talents (up to age 13 & age 14 up to 18)
April 18, 2020: final round piccolo students



preliminary rounds bachelor students: April, 14 and 15:
Ulla MiilmannAldo Baerten, Anne-Cathérine HeinzmannStephanie WinkerBritta BauerLelya Bayramogullari
preliminary rounds master students: April, 14 and 15:
Paul Edmund-DaviesCarlo Jans, Hans-Udo Heinzmann
preliminary rounds young talents: April, 14 and 15:
Raymond Honing, Petra Music, Astrid Gallez
preliminary rounds piccolo students: April, 14 and 15:

Christopher Green, Nicola Mazzanti, Ilonka Kolthof

semi-final round bachelor en master students: April, 16:
Aldo Baerten, Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann, Paul Edmund-DaviesCarlo Jans
final round bachelor and master students: April, 17:
Aldo Baerten, Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann, Carlo Jans, Karel Deseure
final round young talents: April, 18:
Anne-Cathérine HeinzmannAldo Baerten, Carlos Bruneel
final round piccolo students: April, 18:
Anaïs Benoit, Christopher GreenNicola MazzantiIlonka Kolthof

Competition pianists: 
Mariken ZandvlietVital StahievichKamelia MiladinovaVanda AlbotaHanna HeinmaaPieter-Jan Verhoyen 
Competition percussionists: 
Sylvie ErauwGeorgi Tsenov

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 905 Sonaré flute
The adjudicators decide on the incentive prizes: free participation at (and provided by):
International Flute Seminar Bruges, Belgium
32nd Forum International for Flute and Piano in Diekirch, Luxembourg
One of the laureates will be invited to play at a lunch break concert in the recital hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in October 2020:

Prize category piccolo: 
1st prize: Burkart Professional Piccolo
2nd prize: Mancke piccolo headjoint

Prizes category young talents:
1st prize (age 14 to 18): Haynes Piccolo
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 2020
Participants regulations
General information (version of February 2nd)
Travel instructions competiton location and group accommodation (version of February 2nd)
Practical information group accommodation (version of February 2nd)
Timetable buses from and to locations (for free(version of February 2nd)
Please read the additional information you will receive by mail in advance!

Staying overnight:
Staying overnight is possible in group accommodation the Bekerhof. This is a converted farmhouse with very simple facilities. The costs are € 35,- per night. Breakfast and a simple hot meal are included, as well as the transfers to and from the competition location and railway station. When signing up, you can indicate the required nights. You can transfer € 35,- per night to IBAN: NL43 INGB 0688 8578 41 (BIC: INGBNL2A) in the name of M.Taherian, stating Bekerhof.

> Studying facilities at the group accommodation are limited. You can use study rooms with and without piano at the competition location.
> Bed linen (including a sheet, a pillow, a pillow case, a duvet and a duvet cover) can be rented at the Bekerhof.
Lunches are available at the competition location but are not included.