For whom is the 14th Dutch International Flute Competition in 2024?

Are you a bachelor student, master student, traverso student or a young talent? Then register for your category. Every year more than 150 flute students from 25 different countries and all continents participate in this competition. In 2025 we will organize another competition for piccolo students.
We offer you a well-organized competition, a great festival and the opportunity to gain contacts for life...

January 1, 2024: deadline for signing-up online
February 15, 2024: deadline for submitting your video performance
March 15, 2024: announcement of the participant selection
April 15 to 17, 2024: 2nd round (live)
April 18, 2024:
3rd round (live)
April 19, 2024: rehearsal day (and start of the festival)
April 20, 2024: final round traverso students
April 20, 2024: Grand Finale bachelor and master students with the Philzuid
April 20, 2024: concert with the laureates and orchestra
April 21, 2024: final round young talents

Online preliminary round for bachelor students: 
Mario Caroli, Petri Alanko, Aldo Baerten, Anaïs Benoit, Anna Garzuly, Anna Dina Björn-Larsen, Stephanie Winker, Raymond Honing, Peter Verhoyen

Online preliminary round for master students:
Carlos Bruneel, Javier Castiblanque, Carlo Jans, Ulla Miilmann, Christina Fassbender, Wally Hase

Live 2nd and 3rd round for bachelor students:
Mario Caroli, Anna Dina Björn-Larsen, Petri Alanko, Aldo Baerten

Live 2nd and 3rd round for master students:
Carlos Bruneel, Javier Castiblanque, Carlo Jans, Christina Fassbender

Live Grande finale with orchestra for bachelor and master students
Aldo Baerten, Javier Castiblanque, Christina Fassbender, Carlo Jans 

Online preliminary round for young talents:  
Peter Verhoyen, Egbert-Jan Louwerse, Carola Ligt

Live final round for young talents
Peter Verhoyen, Egbert-Jan Louwerse, Carola Ligt

Online preliminary round for traverso students:
Christoph Huntgeburth, Doretthe Janssens, Tami Krauz, Rafael Ruibérriz de Torres

Live final round for traverso students:
Christoph Huntgeburth, Doretthe Janssens, Tami Krauz, Rafael Ruibérriz de Torres

Competition pianists:
Mariken ZandvlietVanda Albota, Kamelia Miladinova, Vital Stahievitch 

Prizes category bachelor and master students: (to be confirmed)
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 also recieve a Powell voucher worth € 500,-.

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

Two of the finalists get free auditor passes to the Galway Flute Acadamy

One of the laureates will be invited to play
May 22, 2024 in the recital hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Prizes category young talents:

1st prize (age 14 through 18): Haynes solid silver custom headjoint
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 2024 
Information about your video recording in the preliminary round
Participants regulations 2024
General information
Practical information group accommodation
Payment conditions group accommodation 
Travel instructions to the competiton and group accommodation
Timetable buses from and to locations (for free) in 2024
Please read the additional information you will receive by e-mail in advance!

Staying overnight:
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!

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.

Looking forward to 2025:
In 2025 the Dutch International Flute Competition will be organized form April 22 to 27. In this week we will also organize the 3rd Dutch International Piccolo Competition!